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On 13 Oct 2010 at 10:49am queequeg wrote:
I hate dog owners who carry plastic bags to pick up their pooch's litter when they are being observed and then sling it in the trees/ bushes when they are not.
They have turned an unpleasant mess that will bio-degrade in one week into a more unpleasant and unsightly mess that will never bio-degrade at all.
I would rather they didn't bother at all.
I would take a pea shooter (or do I mean pooh shooter?) to them.
On 13 Oct 2010 at 12:47pm Old Cynic wrote:
As a dog owner I agree with you!
On 13 Oct 2010 at 1:22pm Malling Man wrote:
Too be honest with you I think hardly anyone picks up their poop these days.
I cycle across the malling playing field to work every day and the majority of the time I find I have run over some.
Surely if you own a dog it comes with the territory that you pick up the poop
Inconsiderate sods!
On 13 Oct 2010 at 2:42pm MC wrote:
I have a dog, live in the country and am heartily sick of the cretins who stick their dog's poo in a bag and and then chuck it on the ground, in a bush or hang it on a fence (can you believe such wan**** exist?).
On 13 Oct 2010 at 4:35pm Peter Byron wrote:
My finest brogues were ruined by such owners failing to clear up (and I ended up on my arse due to it), it's a dogs life at times my friends. Best, Peter
On 13 Oct 2010 at 5:55pm Garfield wrote:
Wouldn't it be nice if Cat owners put their pets poo in little bags
On 13 Oct 2010 at 6:32pm Boom! wrote:
And the horse riders - that stuff stinks!
On 13 Oct 2010 at 7:04pm Shaymus wrote:
Horse manure of course is useful and has been utilised since time immemorial.
On 13 Oct 2010 at 7:22pm MallingLady wrote:
I agree it is disgusting...
I walk my dog every day on Malling field and immediate area I ALWAYS pick up my dogs poop, I hardly see any poop left and all the people I know pick it up........... that said we are lucky we have plenty of poop bins to put it in!!
On 13 Oct 2010 at 9:35pm Blown to sh1t wrote:
Ahh poop bins and bonfire. What a fun combination!
On 13 Oct 2010 at 9:51pm Roly Mo wrote:
Poop?? Since when have we been americans? Last time I looked, we were english (apologies to our Scottish, Welsh, Irish and London contributors, but refuse to say British).
It's POO.
On 13 Oct 2010 at 11:03pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I'm so pleased someone brought this up. I'm heartily sick of seeing poo bags hanging in trees and bushes - what is the point? TAKE IT TO A BIN AND DISPOSE OF IT SAFELY.
Unfortunately we can't control the movements of animals that roam (Like cats and foxes), but we can with dogs SO DO THE DECENT THING, DOG OWNERS !!!!
On 14 Oct 2010 at 11:14am Off-Message wrote:
Agree with postings of course about dogs but equally I don't think cat owners can absolve themselves of responsibility. We get fed up with endlessly clearing up cat poo from our garden and disinfecting the things they pee over. Don't have pets of our own. But when neighbours own cats, don't they have a responsibility to try to get their little fluffy-wuffies to do their business on their own property by training them to use a litter? If not, I can't see that it's responsible to keep a cat in a heavilly built-up area when it's obvious it's going to sh1t in everyone else's garden.
On 14 Oct 2010 at 11:24am Sh1tless wrote:
My word,
Youll be moaning about bird poo next!
On 14 Oct 2010 at 12:46pm Penguin wrote:
Bird poo, now there's an idea. Perhaps the next time some lovely pussy cat comes and leaves it's stinking mess in my garden, perhaps I will go round to it's owners house and leave a steaming great big steaming pile of penguin sh1t in their flower bed!
On 14 Oct 2010 at 12:49pm Penguin wrote:
Too many steamings in the last post, sorry, but you get the picture!
On 14 Oct 2010 at 5:33pm Pedanter wrote:
Too many apostrophes as well...
On 14 Oct 2010 at 5:56pm Penguin wrote:
I stand corrected, but I was working on the basis that 'it' referred to the cat, and the stinking mess belonged to the cat, therefore it was it's. I understand now that 'its' is in itself a possessive word, so requires no apostrophe. What about the word 'owners' on the above context though? Maybe that should have had one as it is the house belonging to the cats owner. It's (with apostrophe) confusing isn't it. Then again, what do I know, I'm a bloody penguin!
On 14 Oct 2010 at 7:31pm POOP PIRATE! wrote:
Cats bury their faeces. Dogs do not. Neither cat nor dog faeces provides any fertiliser to the ground. Therefore the most likely place for a human, especially children, to get an infection is as a result of the poop. Dog faeces will seep into the ground and (obviously not from just one turd) contaminate the surrounding water and soil.
On 14 Oct 2010 at 8:18pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Birds are worst imo. No cat or dog has yet managed to crap on my washing.
On 14 Oct 2010 at 8:53pm Tickled. wrote:
On 14 Oct 2010 at 10:43pm Peter Byron wrote:
Heard of the Irish cat who had a c...p and buried himself? Goodnight all. Peter
On 14 Oct 2010 at 11:33pm jrsussex wrote:
Poop Pirate - An expert on S***, don't often come across those. Mind you it just about sums up this particular thread.
On 15 Oct 2010 at 12:59pm Penguin wrote:
Not necessarily the case Poop Pirate. Some cats might bury it, but I regularly find un-buried cat sh1t in my garden, sometimes in the flower bed, sometimes on the lawn - and yes it is definitley cats because I have seen them doing it. Even buried sh1t is no consolation really when you happen across it whilst on your knees weeding! How many other domesticated animals are allowed to wander freely and defaecate all over other peoples property! If dogs wandered in and out of other peoples gardens leaving a trail of turds, buried or not, then people would soon be up in arms about it. As for birds crapping on my washing, I don't have that problem. They wouldn't last 5 minutes in my tumble dryer!
On 15 Oct 2010 at 4:52pm queequeg wrote:
I once had a neighbour complain because I had put up a bird box. He thought it would encourage birds to sit on his roof and poo!
Another rant - Postmen keep littering the path outside my house with bunches of red elastic bands. Do they think they are immune to litter laws? and have they never heard of recycling?
On 16 Oct 2010 at 9:37am Ed Can Do wrote:
Our cats are both litter trained and will, when it's particularly cold or wet out, crap in the litter tray indoors but the idea of trying to train a cat to do anything, especially not poo outside is pretty laughable. Cats don't like to poo in their own territory (Science seems to think they're either marking the borders of their range or trying not to contaminate their water supply. I suspect science is crediting cats with a bit more intelligence than they really posess) so they generally favour other peoples' gardens. In terms of neighbourhood annoyance I imagine our cats are less than popular as a result but we do have to put up with other cats pooing in our garden and the level of disruption to our lives is minimal compared to being kept awake all night by local dogs barking.
On 16 Oct 2010 at 3:58pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Cat fights are the most common cause of my dogs barking at night!
Why can't cat owners keep them in at night, instead of letting them disturb everyone.
On 16 Oct 2010 at 8:03pm bartleby wrote:
our former neighbours cat was trained to use their toilet. When they went on holiday someone had to pop round and flush the toilet. Stupid animal just couldn't get the hang of the flush!
On 18 Oct 2010 at 10:11am Ed Can Do wrote:
ACT, cats are largely nocturnal by nature so keeping them inside would be a bit unkind. Most cat owners tend to have cat flaps too so their cat can go out and poo in other peoples' gardens whenever it chooses...

Our cats do generally spend most of the night indoors but primarily because they're not overly keen on the foxes and badgers living in the field behind us. They've both come hurtling back indoors looking a bit wide eyed and scared before when the foxes have started fighting each other (They really make a racket too!).

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