Comments: Anybody Want a Dog?

Sorry, no suggestions. I have some people in my life who not entirely metaphorically have taken the same role as Kira has in your life...

Best of luck to you.

posted by Jack on June 3, 2004 09:48 PM

Call Eric, The Straight White Guy.

posted by Sam on June 3, 2004 11:08 PM

Just Kidding!!!!

posted by Sam on June 3, 2004 11:08 PM

My dear Key, dogs are dogs. I have had, and loved two, and they would rather roll in (and smell like) dead fish than eat steak every night. I dunno what to do, they're just dogs.

posted by john on June 4, 2004 01:29 AM


My grandmother put them in her flower beds to keep stray cats from using them as litter boxes.
When I had two dogs who decided that they HAD to poop under the dining room table where I had to crawl on my hands and knees to clean it, I put a bowl of mothballs under there and they never went under there again.

Zoe use to chronically dig one hole in the backyard. I sprinkled mothballs in the hole and voila! No more digging.

I don't know if you can sprinkle mothballs where she gets under the porch but it might be worth a try.

posted by DeAnna on June 4, 2004 07:39 AM

Thanks guys.

Jack, honey, you've got it bad. ; )
DeAnna, thank you. I'll have to try that.

posted by Key on June 4, 2004 02:11 PM

Mothballs are a good idea. There are also some sprays to repel dogs - "Bitter Apple?" - to keep dogs from chewing on trees and stuff. My old dalmation ignored the spray and ate the trees anyway, but it might work under your porch.

posted by Michael on June 4, 2004 02:49 PM

Is it hot there, yet nice and cool under the house? If so, I don't blame her. LOL!

If you're prepared to go that way, a thin, slightly electrified wire could be strung among the flowers...

I am NOT sadistic, so don't even go there! ;)

posted by pam on June 4, 2004 03:25 PM

Moth Balls?

Damn. I'd hate to have the title "moth castrater" on my resume.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

posted by Jim on June 4, 2004 04:01 PM

One of those electric fences that trigger a shock collar would work.

You could try something like this:

Hook it up to turn on an old vacuum cleaner or radio turned up really loud.

Another thing you could do is make under the porch more inside friendly. Some of that landscaping, water permeable sheeting covered with wood chips would keep the dog out of the mud at least.

posted by Anton on June 4, 2004 05:03 PM

Just shoot the goddam dog. Problem solved.

posted by Acidman on June 4, 2004 11:47 PM
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