Tuesday, April 01, 2008

a treatise about faeces


herself is enjoying her new job. today she had to go to a meeting about dog poo. she is something of an expert in this field. my lady friend and i produce a fair bit of the old brown stuff. herself has a selection of little purple bags that she carries around with her. every time my lady friend or i feel the urge she whips one out and stands there, tapping her foot in a way that would give a chap constipation, while we do the honours. she then ties the handles into a little knot, says to whoever is listening "this is the worst thing about dog ownership" and hangs our offering from her little finger until we find a bin. she finds it very annoying that some owners are unable to operate the same system and leave little piles of joy around for small children to tread in, or pick up and eat. i seem to remember a story about herself as a small child having tried this delicacy, which may explain a lot.

so when the question of putting laws into place to stop dogs from leaving souvenirs around the place, or more accurately their owners failing to do the right thing with the little bags, herself was up there at the front of the queue. it has nothing to do with the fact that this kind of legal stuff does not involve crack dealers with guns. or that no-one will shout at her that they hope she dies of cancer. or at least that is what she would have us believe...

9 comments:

Eileen said...

We had this law in our old neighborhood, it was very effective. It was enforced by everyone!!! I loved it.

I agree, it is the type of law/job that is a lot brings a lot of satisfaction without the stresses that come with with "the other stuff/dark part of working with people." I have nightmares sometimes about my close calls. It is sad, sad, sad, when all you want to do is help.
XOXOX

flutter said...

Ok this made me howl ( no pun intended)

Deb said...

Dog shit sounds so much nicer than crack dealers. Cleaner even. And yes, it get pissed at people who can't be bothered to pick up their dog's shit.

Patience-please said...

My neighbor brings his dog to poop on our little area that isn't fenced. Daily. Like with NINE DOGS I don't have enough poop to pick up in a day, I need to pick up his, too.
It would so improve my quality of life (not to mention my opinion of my neighbor) if our poop pick up laws were enforced.
Go get 'em!

Patience

womaninawindow said...

Why is poop so interesting? This isn't for you to answer. It just is. Fun times, those scooping adventures. We let it accumulate and then I go out with waders and a cartoon giant spade. too much information?

womaninawindow said...

Your picture of ice is amazing! And intriguing! Round? Where might it have come from? Thanks for taking a look through my window...

Casdok said...

I will howl with Flutter! :)

Grim Reality Girl said...

I am so very with you on this (except the part about eating poo). I hate the sneak a poo's in our neighborhood. My baggies are blue.

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

It's so good to read that so many things are going well for you guys - you've had such a rough time of late. May it continue for a long, long time!