I admit it. I live in a village. One of those villages with code enforcement folks that take their job VERY seriously. A village where you better not be speeding if you are an "outsider". I have a fountain in my front yard which my local building guy finally noticed after several years. I need to 1) remove it, or 2) spend $100 to file for a variance that I may or may not get. The problem is that my beagle REALLY likes to 'do her business' around the fountain, and she has made it part of her morning constitutional.
I wouldn't have worried about it except for the National Geographic article on how the oil business is affecting migratory routes of a clan of 300 antelope and affecting the mating habits of wood grouse. As I have written before, we could build light rail for those particular antelope for what we will not produce to preserve their trail. That changes from time to time. Because they are not stupid. Unlike humans.
In any case, I began wondering? Would I psychologically impair my dog should I remove the fountain, it being part of her morning migratory pattern? Does this mean I cannot sell my house and move until the damn dog dies? Because THAT would SURELY affect her migratory pattern, and by God, this is a single animal, and thus much rarer and endangered than those 300 antelope. I brought my deep concerns up to Spud, the local building code guy. He looked at me strangely and shook his head slowly and told me "I don't care.... move it or pay $100". What an anti-environmental bigot!