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(Some Guy)   Who knew that picking up your dog's crap from the sidewalk and conveying it to a garbage can was a situation more fraught with social complexity than a formal dinner party, and that there are five distinct types of poo pickers? Science, that's who   ( divider line
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2014-04-04 01:19:38 PM  
3 votes:
There's really only two kinds of dog owners. Ones that clean up the dogs shiat, and ones that need to be shot in the head on the spot.
2014-04-04 02:30:46 PM  
2 votes:

jscart: KidneyStone: I have a leash with a roll of bags built in.  Best.Leash.Ever.

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/needs built in hand sanitizer

I agree, but it's almost impossible to find one around here. Monster Pets used to carry them and for some reason they stopped. The big name stores don't carry them. Only down side I found was the lead isn't beefy enough to stand up to a chew or three. My golden cut four of them and at 39$ a pop I'm stickin' with a regular leash.

/team "It's the right thing to do"

It's better that way anyway.  Retractable leashes give you very little control.  Anyone who works in a pet-related field hates those things with a passion.

Team "proud to pick up"
No one enjoys it but I make a point not to let my dog leave a mess anywhere I go.  I pick up and carry even while hiking in the forrest.  I will also go back if it's feasible if I'm caught walking in the neighborhood without a bag.
2014-04-04 01:22:59 PM  
2 votes:
When I had a dog, I was definitely team 'right thing to do'.  Hell no I didn't enjoy it, but of course I picked it up and made sure it either went in MY trash or a city bin.  Not some random person on a street or your neighbors.  Cause that's just as stupid as not picking it up at all.
2014-04-04 04:33:21 PM  
1 vote:
Alway pick up in the neighborhood and the dog park, come prepared to pickup at the walking trails, depending on how far off the path we are when he drops it.

When the wife and I are walking him together, the person without the lead is the picker-upper and carrier.

My backyard is a minefield until I pick it up before cutting the grass.

It's responsible and polite to not leave your dog's poop in public. The world is also inhabited by irresponsible douchebags so this, like many other things, has to be discussed.
2014-04-04 02:32:06 PM  
1 vote:

Harry Freakstorm: cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.

If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open, then yes.  Drop the baggies and continue on.  But if the lid's down, you have to keep going.

Now, if the baggy is biodegradable, can you dump it down the sewer?  I have this fear that there will be a great rain storm and the sewers will back up.  When the city sends out a crew, they discover thousands of poopy bags clogging the pipe.

Two interesting takes on poop disposal.

"If the neighbor's garbage can lid is open you can drop it in..."  How is that different from just lifting the lid a couple of inches and dropping it in?  I would much prefer my neighbors deposit bagged poop in my trash can than leaving it on my lawn.  I assume they feel the same about my dogs poop.

HF:  Storm drain does not equal sanitary sewer....  I assume you're talking about the storm drain, since you would have to lift a very heavy manhole cover to dispose of bagged dog poop in the sewer while out walking your dog.  Storm drains usually discharge to surface water bodies, so you are not only littering by throwing the bag in there, but adding fecal coliform and nitrates to the surface water - both bad for aquatic organisms.  Sanitary sewer will treat the waste in the digesters but they don't want your plastic bags.  Trash can is a much better option for disposal.
2014-04-04 02:24:38 PM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.

I have a neighbor who called the cops on us for walking our dogs past her house (we weren't even touching the grass, just passing by; she threatened to call the cops and we were like "Okay, do it!" AND SHE DID).

So putting poop in her trash can has become less of an ethical dilemma and more of a moral imperative.
2014-04-04 02:23:40 PM  
1 vote:

The Southern Dandy: My dog is a two bagger.  She usually lets one go on our lawn just as we're leaving for a walk. Then she'll save another for somewhere later in the walk. I won't waste the second bag if she poops somewhere that I can just use a stick to fling it of the path, but if she goes on someones lawn, i'll use the bag.

What pisses me off is when I'm out on a forest trail and I see a plastic bag of dog shiat on the side of the trail.  I mean, what kind of muddled thinker would take the time and be conscientious enough to pick up the shiat and put it in a plastic bag, and then just litter the trail with the plastic bag?  Dog shiat in the forest is not a problem.  Plastic bags in the forest are.  Just fling your dog shiat off the trail and be done with it.

Yes, because nobody wants to lay in the forest or leave the path, ever.

Pick it up and throw it in a bin. Those of us who leave the trail get sick of piles of dog shiat flung all over the woods where we like to walk. No, it's not "natural" -- If the woods don't have hundreds or thousands of wild dogs, then why would you think hundreds or thousands of domesticated dogs' poo being flung into the woods was at all acceptable. You're not the only one doing it, and the sheer volume of it makes leaving the trail unpleasant.

Bag it and find a bin. Until you do, you don't have any higher standing than the people who leave the bags on the trail.
2014-04-04 01:31:43 PM  
1 vote:
Pick it up and fling it in to the bed of that pickup truck that tried just tried to clip me with his rear view mirror.

The hounds seem to enjoy watching me pick up their crap.  I guess I'm not the alpha male.
2014-04-04 01:25:31 PM  
1 vote:
I've actually picked up other dogs' poop if I had an extra bag, especially near the park where kids play.
2014-04-04 01:24:35 PM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.

If your can is at the street and the truck is coming, absolutely yes. If your can has just been emptied, no, that's rude. If, however, you leave your can to the curb days past pick up, you betcha. Have some bagged shiat. And  put your can away next time.

Also, if you can't be bothered to pass a mower across your yard jungle once a month, then I will pick up the shiat that rests on top but I am NOT digging through your weeds for it.
2014-04-04 01:22:27 PM  
1 vote:
Always pick it up and hand it to your wife to carry until you get home. You need to be able to control the leach. It's a safety issue.
2014-04-04 01:20:35 PM  
1 vote:
Picking up the crap is the right thing to do. The new moral dilemma is whether to carry it home or dump it in your neighbor's garbage can or a private dumpster.
2014-04-04 12:37:25 PM  
1 vote:
Team "it's the right thing to do" FTW!!!
2014-04-04 12:35:03 PM  
1 vote:
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