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.
35 thoughts on “Don’t Pick It Up”
You should be getting a call from the either Romney’s handlers or the White House Situation Room at any moment.
Right? How am I not in charge of running our country by now? I just don’t get it. Thanks Stephen!
PS – I’m making a mental note not to run by your house anytime in the near future.
Hah good plan. You can run past my house, just don’t comment on my dog’s poop! 😉
hahaha! I would love it if the topic of conversation in the debate involved only dog poop. It would be a welcome relief. Funny post, Lil!
Hehe yeah it would be good. Maybe we should go to the debates and then ask that question, and see what both of their stances on it are. Whomever says “Don’t pick it up” gets my vote. Thanks momma
Yeah, “Don’t pick it up.” I think I’ll get that on a bumper sticker.
Stephen’s comment cracked me up!!! Good one!
Hah he’s a funny one, that Stephen.
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.
Hah right? I could see if it was in someone else’s yard, then yeah, I’d pick it up I GUESS. But if it’s my own yard, who really cares, right? So weird.
oh see, is it bad that if it was someone else’s yard and they didn’t see me I might dart my eyes around and then walk away fast. 😉
No, that’s not bad at all…in fact, I would applaud that kind of behavior! So stealth.
I knew you were a girl after my heart.
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.
I was always just happy when they didn’t do it in the house.
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..
I would vote for you! And you’d be the first female. Oh man, making history! 😉
my biggest pet peeve in life right now is that my neighbor’s dog poops in my front yard.
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
sadly my husband won’t allow me to be a royal beeotch… he says it is bad karma. Sigh
So, ummm, did someone get a ticket today???
Haha no! I don’t have a dog 😦 BUT if I did, I would probably have racked up 100 tickets by now…
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.
Sweeet! This is almost as good as if you wrote a post entirely about Arthur. Which you should actually do. Analyze the entire show. Make sure you give me credit. Also, make sure you give me credit for inspiring your counter argue.
I read this while having a poo just as I was when I read Timmy’s “Public Poo’s” post and therefore have dedicated my last bowel movement to you two.
Thanks Pete. What a great visual!
Dude, I could never write an entire post about Arthur. It would have to be an entire blog devoted to each episode individually.
Okay but please, can we do this? I want to be part of it. I feel like tons of people would get enjoyment out of it.
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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