I come home for lunch today, greeted by my 4 beautiful dogs. . . I take them for their walk, eat lunch and there is a stir outside which riles them all up. . .this is not at ALL unusual. The wind blowing drives them all out of doors to bark so I think nothing of it. They are out in the yard running the fence barking and whooping it up when I leave. I step outside to get back to work and what do I see. . . Tru Green Chem Lawn at my neighbor's house. Two guys, one spraying the front, one spraying the back. Nevermind that the wind was blowing a steady 25-30 mph today, I stood there at my truck and watched the guy in the back yard, who was spraying right up to and at my fence, which is a wooden 5' pickett fence. Well, my dogs are up against that fence barking at this applicator and he is basically spraying whatever the chemical of the day is right at them. Lividly, psychotically angry would not even begin to describe my feelings at that point. Nevermind that our yard/lot is lower and that everything from his yard flows into our yard just at the hint of rain, or if he decides to run his sprinkler system all night which is typically the case. So, calmly (or, so I think. . .) I walk up to the applicator and ask him to please not spray near the fence because of the dogs. He assures me that the chemicals are safe, that no harm will come to the dogs because of what they are spraying, blah, blah, blah. I say, that's great, but nonetheless, I would really appreciate it if you could just not spray near the fence. Then comes the whole "well, the property line is at your fence. . ." So, before I go start a lot of sh*t with my neighbor, any suggestions? Just live with it? I'm thinking of putting up a plastic sheet along my fence on that side with big signs on it saying "KEEP SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS AWAY FROM FENCE" to give my neighbor a small hint. I know there really isn't anything that I can do. And I know that I'm overly sensitive about chemicals in general...my husband would attest to that. And I know that organics aren't necessarily safer than synthetics, but I can honestly say that what I've put on my yard so far this year IS SAFER (compost and corn gluten) and it's hard for me to look at someone clothed in a rubber suit from his feet to his hips, from his hands to his elbows telling me that what they are spraying is "safe." Okay, if it's "safe", why all the gear??