My other plans for the morning didn't cooperate with me, so I took Rock for a trail ride. He was super obnoxious about walking off as soon as I climbed up onto the mounting block, but once I was on, he was perfectly well behaved during the ride. He popped his head up when he first saw the windmill, but then relaxed once he remembered what it was...
I'm trying to solve a mystery problem. Some animal keeps coming into my dogs' yard every evening at dusk and spraying its scent everywhere. Then I can't get my dogs to focus on relieving their bladders, because they are so distracted by the scents. They run around with their tails wagging swiftly, sniffing everything in sight. We usually have dogs asking us to take them outside every 15 minutes after their dinner for about four hours straight, and it's miserable. I can't ever see an entire TV show or eat my own dinner without getting interrupted by the dogs. If I could stop whatever it is that is leaving its scent, we could just go out once an hour and be done with it.
I haven't seen that Pitbull and his buddy around for a while. I think they are gone. Either the scent-leaver is a coyote, or its a dog walker's dog, because whatever this animal is, it pees on the tree trunks. Everyone in the neighborhood seems to come out and walk their dogs in front of my house right around sunset. The problem is that I'm running around feeding my dogs and horses at that time, so I can't be paying attention to who is doing what. I decided to just start feeding the dogs and horses before sunset, so that I can sit on the front porch and watch people to see if any of them let their dogs pee on my property. Then I'll have a talk with them about what a hassle it is for me to get my own three dogs to pee after their dog has peed in my yard.
I know that last year there was a snowbird who would walk her dogs off leash across the desert and come specifically to my house to let her dogs pee and poo on my property. I guess she didn't want to dirty the hiking trails? I laid in wait for her a long time, but never caught her in the act. I suppose she could be back. If it's her, I'm going to hand her my manure fork and say, "You owe me for all of your dog's poop I've had to clean up. My barn's down there. Get to work."