and I know I am being anal. I am anal about my gardens. I have a male dog and manage to train him not to pee on my garden because it kills the plants (fast in the summer). Well, I made the mistake of telling a boarder she can bring her dog and she lets him pee and poop all over the yard and garden. Doesn't clean the poop and I asked her to please watch him around the garden (especially the veggies since I have to eat them!). Well, 4th time I said something and told her to leave him tied up or leave him at home. She probably thinks I am NUTS that I am so concered about a bunch of plants....but I hate to tell her that horses are not my ONLY passion. He also manages to crap right next to the stairs of the deck...right where I walk. Honestly though, some people ruin the whole dog thing for others....I can honestly see why apartments and some rentals don't allow dogs...I never understood in the past because I am responsible to a fault.