If you pass by my house, you'll definitely see 4 'POOP FREE ZONE' notices nailed on the trees. So you wonder - huh, a gazetted zone??
Cartoonist, Todd Schowalter aces with a beagle sporting a 'pardon me' look. Well, doggie, you needn't be. It's so natural to poop. Nature calls and you must!
I started putting up the signs when I couldn't stand it any longer. Something must be done. In a non-violent , gentle way.
You see, I've been HIT again and again! Outside my house I've green and flowering plants skirting the perimeter of the house. When it's time to tend to the plants, aaarrrggh.......... My fingers hit ........ And I withdraw quickly. Too late! A mad rush to the tap to get rid of the stinky stuff. Yucks!
Silly me. Surely the bluebottles feasting in extra numbers is already a tell-tale sign. But there are times when the rot has not set in , yet.
Watch out culprits. Humans! Whoever you are!
I DECLARE it is uncivic to allow your pet foul the environment. Period. Your doggie needs that walk to exercise, to feel good etc. And you're doing your bit for that. But how about doing it RIGHT?
How about scooping/picking up the poop after your pet? Just carry a couple of plastic bags and pick it up. Anyway, shouldn't there be a by-law that penalizes fouling of the environment?
I could play detective and pounce on the dog owners/walkers, but heck, time is too precious. Methinks I'm the only one doing the policing with these notices. Honestly, I do not wish to see my signs up for eternity . There's enough of all kinds of notices nailed on trees, wired round lamp posts etc. in neighbourhoods. Have you noticed?? Granted, mine isn't commercial but I do not really want to uglify anything, least of all, my trees.
Heard it through the grapevine that someone in the neighbourhood was (still is) very angry with inconsiderate dog owners/walkers . He even confronted them. Not only were there denials but preposterous answers were given. ' But my dog is imported' claimed a certain culprit. Are you laughing your head off ? No wonder the aggrieved neighbour turned black in his face!
So, give us a break! No smelly poop.