On 22 Apr 2008 at 9:38pm madge wrote:
Grrrr why do some dog owners still not pick up after there dogs? I dont care how old the owners are there is no excuse.
On 22 Apr 2008 at 10:33pm lauren wrote:
I totally agree with you Madge. It does my head in when the owners think it's ok to leave their dogs mess in public places. I've even collared a couple of people and pointed their dogs mess out and they just look at you as if your mad. Let the traffic wardens give them on the spot fines and do something useful. They walk about all day looking for cars parked illegally with their little camera's, let them take pictures of owners not picking up their dog crap and if they dont cough up on the spot, put their picture in the local rag with a caption saying "do you know this person" with a £10 reward for every face identified with an address, then let the council sting them for double plus fine. I bet they would soon pick it up.. :-)
On 22 Apr 2008 at 10:37pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Last week I saw the blind guy, with the black and white collie, throw a bag of dog mess into the road, next to the war memorial. He was with his wife and she told him to do it. I wish I'd said something to them now.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 8:03am madge wrote:
I cannot understand how people have the front to just leave it. We have dogs but ALWAYS pick up after them no matter where we are & not just because someone is watching. I think if people actually got reported & fined for it they would take more responsibility. There is no excuse, its not rocket science...dogs can be trained to go in certain places or often themselves choose places they regularly use so can be encouraged to use appropriate places.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 8:12am madge wrote:
Before anyone says anything about my last comment - by appropriate places I mean where it can be picked up & properly disposed of. Even on countryside walks it should not be just left on pathways.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 8:14am Taff wrote:
I just had to laugh, Lauren your comment about the wardens giving on the spot fines hit the right spot this morning, however what happens if the offending dog is not called Spot?
On 23 Apr 2008 at 9:55am Amethyst wrote:
I have young children and I stopped going on the railway land because of the dog mess all over the place. I am constantly saying "mind the dog mess". I now have a dog myself but it would not cross my mind to leave his mess. I even pick it up in the middle of a cow field. There is no excuse for it. There is even dog mess on the convent field where people do sport. There is no excuse the lazy owners should be shot!
On 23 Apr 2008 at 10:24am madge wrote:
Maybe if we all say something to the offenders every time they dont pick up they will feel more inclined to do the right thing. Rather than just giving a dirty look they need something to encourage them to do the right thing, offer a bag rather than being accusational. By drawing attention to them they may be shamed into doing something. Repeat offenders can then be reported & will know there are plenty of witnesses to the offence.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 1:57pm lauren wrote:
Hi again Madge, i've even offered poo bags to the culprits and still they keep walking and ignore you........
On 23 Apr 2008 at 3:36pm Chubby Brown wrote:
A dog wakes up and, like all animals do when they wake up, he goes behind a bush to take a poo.
While he's back there, he spots a rabbit nearby doing the same thing. It's a little quiet, so he decides to strike up a conversation.
"Hey," the dog says, "you ever have problems with poo sticking to your fur?"
"Nope," replies the rabbit.
So the dog picked up the rabbit and wiped his a**e with it.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 5:06pm Smiler wrote:
Is this an echo?
On 23 Apr 2008 at 5:58pm chubby wrote:
Have I posted it before then? Sorry...
On 23 Apr 2008 at 10:05pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Dogs pose little problem in comparison to humans (urinating and vomiting in the streets throughtout Lewes) or blooming cats.
Cats - I am plagued on a daily basis by about five of the damn things using my garden as a litter tray and their owners never attempt to pick it up (or resuscitate the wildlife that is massacred by the feline fiends.
On 23 Apr 2008 at 11:03pm madge wrote:
Unfortunately I guess there is no way owners can monitor where their cats go so whilst I sympathise with those who have a problem with cats using there garden as a toilet we all know its impossible to blame owners for that. Same thing applies to birds crapping on the washing & slugs eating the vegies. Dogs themselves arent the problem, like the rest of us they have to go when they have to go, its the irresponsible owners who deliberately walk away fully aware of their dogs deposit that create the problem.
On 25 Apr 2008 at 1:40pm Pikelet wrote:
As a dog owner who never leaves the house without a collection of plastic bags for poo collection, I also can't understand how people can breezily try and ignore the fact that their dog has just taken a dump. But what really irritates me is the massive dumps left in the middle of pavements or footpaths. It's really not difficult to train a dog to be a little more discreet. Not that you can avoid picking up a discreet dump either...
I'm with the Spinster of the Parish on finding human detritus much more offensive though. As for cats, keeping a dog is probably the best deterrent since it doesn't take a sensible cat long to realise that a canine confrontation doesn't make for a peaceful crap.
On 27 Apr 2008 at 9:55pm madge wrote:
Arghhh another deposit right in the middle of the pavement near my front steps, this is becoming a common occurrance & there is a proper bin for it right nearby!!! If it continues & I spot the culprit they will definately be reported & I trust the outcome will be will be a hefty fine...watch this space!
On 28 Apr 2008 at 10:10pm Dunk wrote:
A few years ago, I observed someone letting their dog sh*te outside my house (like you Madge) and I knew where he lived. Later that eve, I scouped it up with a toy shovel and sling-shotted it at his front room window! I p*ssed myself laughing all the way home! Im not quite 30, so my immiturity was exusable, i think.