Monday, February 04, 2008

An Open Letter to Dog Owners

To Whom It May Concern,

When I walk down the street and see a steaming pile of doggie doo doo it does not make me smile. When I am occupied doing other things and don't look on the ground with every step I take and I step in a pile of doggie doo doo it does not make me smile. I realize that picking up dog poop is not the greatest past time in the world. I do not enjoy it, but I DO IT. I pick up my own dogs poop and I pick up the poop of all the other dogs I walk. I do it because it is the RIGHT thing to do. Please tell me how anyone in good conscience can let their dog crap and not pick it up. Whether it be the sidewalk, someone’s yard or the middle of the road, PICK IT UP. It is NOT rocket science, I promise. You take a bag, scoop it up and voila--no doggie doo doo for all the good folks of the world to step in. And maybe, just maybe you will feel better about yourself for not being such a moron. Perhaps I could offer you a few ideas about how to remedy the problem if you really don't want to pick up the poop yourself.

For starters you could try this...

It is just creepy and weird, but it's an option. Please take a minute to watch the demo video.

There is also this option. Now I am sure it would take a lot of your time and some serious commitment to train your dog to use the toilet in this fashion, but I am sure it is possible.
Last but not least you could give this a shot. How hard could it be? People can train their dogs to do all sorts of things, so why not pick up their own poop?

Seriously though, I wish you all would just suck it up and pick up the darn poop yourself. You don't have to like it but you certainly should have to do it. Next time you don't I pray there is a cop sitting nearby waiting to slap you with a hefty fine. And if that is not possible I wish a giant pile of doggie doo doo in your future, I wish you to step in it and slip in it. I wish for you to trail it into your car and your home. Maybe then you will realize how the rest of us who actually pick up our dogs poop feel.

Thank you so much!!

--A Concerned Citizen


Tammy Williams said...

You are hilarious! At least you get to take a baggie with you. If I were to grab the poops from my babies' diapers and throw it in the garbage before wrapping it up in the dirty diaper, I'm sure I would get an awful look from the other women in the public restrooms....haha. Maybe I will try the baggie thing next time though just to see....:)

Andrea said...

LOL! OMG! I can't believe someone actually invented that! That is SO funny!

Kelley said...

That little sock thing hanging off the dog's butt is just creepy. And I do pick up all of Angus's offerings just like you. Unlike a lot of inconsiderate people in my neighbourhood.