Animals

Don’t Pick It Up


I don’t know what it is about society today, but people are under the impression that not picking up dog poop is a bad thing. (I’m really going to be a hard-hitting reporter today.)

Aren’t we making more work for ourselves? And who actually wants to pick up poop? We already have to scoop out litter boxes! Isn’t that enough responsibility? And maybe our dogs are feeling shameful because of this whole thing. Nowadays people roll their eyes when their dogs squat down. Geeze! Just let them do their business! If someone came in the bathroom and rolled their eyes when you were pooping, I’m assuming that you wouldn’t like that.

Dog poop is biodegradable and good for the earth. How else will the earth get it’s nutrients if we don’t let them sink in? This is the reason that all of those natural disasters keep happening. It’s true. Look it up. I’ve actually seen people pick up poop in biodegradable bags, and just leave the bags on the ground! Good logic.

I believe that the main reason we’re told to pick up after our dogs is because people don’t want to step in poop. That’s understandable. I just find it weird that people have decided they don’t like looking at the ground. Like, honestly, how hard is it to look where you’re walking? The fact that police men can give you tickets for not picking up your dog’s poop is absurd to me. This is a free world! Let dogs poop where they please!

One of my friends once told me about a woman she knew that was taking her dog outside in her front lawn. When the dog went to the bathroom, a jogger ran by and said, “I hope you’re going to pick that up.” Personally, I would’ve been like, “Sure, yeah, I’ll pick it up.” And then I probably would’ve smeared it on the jogger’s back. I don’t know, maybe I have a lot of angst today. I just feel like this is a pressing issue in today’s world and Romney and Obama better be talking about it during their debates.

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35 thoughts on “Don’t Pick It Up

  1. hahaha We had a cousin that went apeshit over his neighbor letting her dog poo his yard everyday. It was so funny. So I responded, “I don’t think you’re mad enough”. Makes me think of the Janet Evanovich books.

  2. Brother Jon says:

    The next big star from [insert Canadian news channel] with….poop. If someone came in a rolled their eyes at me I’d either laugh until I was dead, or be scared for life. There’s a fine line.

    • Haha yeah pooping is such a private moment, if someone came in, I would be annoyed whether they eye rolled or not! There is definitely a fine line though. Poor dogs have no privacy and then get yelled at anyway.

  3. Why aren’t you running for president? ;) I do have to ask though, have you ever stepped in poop? That would make me mad. If it’s small enough or surrounded by a lot of dirt, you might not see it. Gross. I love how this whole post was about poop, lol. Poop is a severely under-used word.

    • Hah yes I have stepped in poop, but not lately. Maybe if I stepped in it recently, it would change my mind a bit. Poop is a great word! I can’t believe people don’t use it more often! It’s so fun to say. But yeah, I would run for president, but I don’t know if anyone would vote for me.. :/

    • Haha yeah, I’m sure if I was in your position, I wouldn’t feel the way I do now. At all. But since I don’t have a yard, I don’t have to worry about dog poop! You should just throw it back at them. Heh

  4. I was going to place my response to this here in comment form but feel this topic is entirely blog worthy for me to counter-argue. As someone who picks up dog poop as much as I do I feel my expertise needs to shine on this topic.

  5. I’ll tell you what I don’t see any more and that’s white dog poo. I remember as a child walking down my street and there was a rock hard piece of white dog poo always knocking about. I don’t know how they’re formed, maybe they’ve been in the sun too long? Maybe that’s why I never see it any more because we don’t get sun.

    • That’s so true! Maybe because people don’t let the poo ferment anymore? It’s immediately picked up and thrown out. Man, if kids these days only knew how magical dog poop can be!

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