Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Pet Owners "Pet-Peeves"

What is one thing in this picture that would bother you as a pet owner? I have been meaning to blog about this for a while because honestly every time I walk my dog I curse at the wind. Blocking the sidewalk with your vehicle is illegal, but yet, no one in Hawaii cares. Except me. I care. I care because the sidewalk is public property. I should be able to walk my dog without weaving in and out the road. This street is the worse. I would say every 5 houses or so the sideway is completely blocked causing me and my dog to reroute into the road. There have been a few instances that my dog has almost been hit by a speeding car. This is dangerous, no?

I was thinking about just throwing my dog's poop in these people's yard to make a statement. But, I fail because I am too nice.

So instead I am writing to the city board to see if something can be done about this. When I asked my brother for his advice (a non-pet owner) he said that he would rather have people blocking the driveway then parking in the road.

What are your opinions? Is writing a complaint going too far? Am I being too serious about this? Or is this not a big deal?

What are some of your "pet-peeves" as a pet owner?


  1. I completely agree with you! This is a huge pet peeve of mine as well. I live in Fargo, ND and NO ONE here cares that they are blocking the sidewalk. Everyone does it, and it makes my walks very frustrating.

  2. I'm with you on this! I'm always very careful to pull my car far enough into my driveway that I'm not blocking the sidewalk, but not everyone has that luxury. Some driveways are shallower than others, and occasional sidewalk-blocking is just going to be part of the game. Before you take it to the city, you may want to approach your neighbors and ask them to either pull in farther if they can, or park on the street so they're not blocking the sidewalk.