For several months we have been pestered with cats and dogs coming to our front lawn and doing their thing. Every morning we have to go out and clean the residues left by these pets. We have even stand guard by the living room window trying to detect the intruders before they pollute the lawn, but somehow they seem to evade us.
We has purchased several commercial products that supposedly will chase these pesky animals away, but no joy. They still come every day to defecate on our lawn. This might sound silly, and it probably is, but it worked. About a week ago, our gardener told us that if we place water bottles on the lawn, the cats and dogs would go away. We tried it and miraculously it worked. The residues are gone and the bad smell of the lawn is gone.
According to Carmelo, our gardener, when the animals see their faces reflected and magnified on the bottles, they feel frightened and go away. I know this doesn’t sound scientific but so far it seems to do the trick. I took several black and white pictures of the water bottles on our front lawn just to capture our experiment and share it with our readers.
In this day and age of tablets, smartphones, computers, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, iPads and what have you; frightening cats and dogs with water bottles is a bit silly and outdated. But I can’t help being a traditionalist with old tricks in the bag.
Please don’t do this at home, your neighbors might think you’re losing your marbles. Good Day.