People amaze me. Not like in the Doug Henning magic sort of way. Like in the, “I can’t believe you just did that” way.
I wanted to write a poem, a ballad or something to commemorate what I’ve witnessed from human kind. But I’m not talented that way. So I’m going to write a blog post, riddled with expletives, that will express my feelings.
Yesterday I witnessed a woman walking her very large dog. Probably some Lab, Great Dane, Pitbull mix. She was walking along our main road that runs through town. I was driving in my car. I was stopped at a stop light, she and her dog stop and her dog took a squat. And then I noticed. She has no poop bags.
I sat in my car at the light and watched her. She let her dog proceed to do its business, take a shit, she just stood there, and then walked along her way. Big dogs = big poop. We know this to be true. And I’m thinking, what is SHE thinking that makes her dog poop so special to decorate the grass along the sidewalk?
I have a small dog. I carry poop bags. Nobody wants to see dog poop on the ground. Fellow dog owners, and non dog lovers combined. Nobody. So what makes this dog’s poop so special? Does this shit not smell? Is this magic feces that will plant magic beans that will produce a giant tree that leads to a castle in the sky?
Had I not been two rows over and several cars ahead, I would have yelled out my window, “Scoop the poop!”
No wonder people who don’t like dogs don’t like dog owners. Imagine if some entitled parent let their child just take a dump in the middle of your lawn. Or next to the sidewalk on a main street? How would you feel? Exactly!
But it’s the same with dogs. Your dog is your baby, or family member, great. Sure, whatever. But why does it always have to be big dogs that don’t get scooped after. Yeah, I would hate carrying a sack of big dog shit too when I walk my big dog. But that’s your problem, not mine.
Feces is gross. It goes in the groundwater, the drain water, people can step in it. You get it.
In my county, if you don’t exhibit poop scoop materials, you can get cited. This gets argued because people say they can choose what they scoop with. What if they want to pick it up with their hand, or their hat? Sounds stupid, but it’s the argument from folks who have been cited, so they think the law is dumb. I say, let the officer just watch and wait, and if people like this woman walk away from the steaming pile o’ crap their beloved pet just left, that’s when you slap them with a ticket.
I wish this woman had picked up her dog’s poop with her Lululemon jacket.
Sorry for such a gross post. But people need to not be so self entitled when it comes to their dog’s shit.