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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

There Are Folks More Obsessed About Dog Doo Than Me

dog poop on 17th between Eureka and Diamond

OK, I'll admit I'm pretty fixated on dog shit.  However, the author of Become a San Francisco Dog Poop Detective goes one step deeper into dog poop analysis.

Amusing and thought-provoking. So here's the scoop on poop:
  • drunk frat boys leave doo
  • tiger scat?!
  • big dogs do big doo
  • chewing greenies results in green doo
  • turds with a film indicate dogs with digestive tract problems
  • if it looks like human food, someone's treating the dog like human royalty
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harvey Milk On Sidewalk Dog Droppings

I think I need to get out more often. I saw the movie, and I live in the Castro, and yet I'm just learning a little more about Harvey Milk's famous "pooper scooper" ordinance. Here's a Google snippet of what I'm talking about from these few pages from Randy Shilts' book, The Mayor of Castro Street (Harvey Milk and dogshit) .

I guess some things don't change. Sidewalk dog dropping anger has been around for quite some time.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dog Poop Ranks Number 6 of Top Gripes

This is hilarious. Consumer Reports asked 1,125 Americans to score 21 gripes on a 1-to-10 scale, here's the report, Top gripes - What bugs America most.  .... drum roll please ...

And the top 6 gripes are:
  1. Hidden fees
  2. Not getting a human on the phone
  3. Tailgating
  4. Cell-phone use by drivers
  5. Incomprehensible bills
  6. ... and da-doo....   Dog poop!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Poll Open - Why Do Dog Owners Leave Dog Doo Behind?

Douglass and 17th St
I'm really curious. Why do dog owners leave dog doo behind?  Help generate some statistics by participating in the poll.  Just look to the left navigation bar of this blog for the poll, and vote. 

If you'd like some more choices added, just let me know by commenting to this post.

Poo Fighters Unite! - Wear this proudly:
No Dog Doo Allowed - 3.5" Button

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Does Warm Weather Promote Dog Doo Land Mines?

Dog Doo - Market & Collingwood
Spring has sprung!

The past few days in San Francisco have been wonderful. Sunny, warm, and the neighborhood has been a buzz with lots of activity.

Unfortunately, I've noticed a slight increase in dog poo messes left behind on the sidewalks.  I'm wondering if the warm weather is contributing to this, and why this would be so.

What do you think?

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No Dog Doo Allowed - 3.5" Button

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Did SF Plastic Bag Ban Increase Dog Doo Messes?

Dog Doo - On Eureka between Market & 18th
The other day I was telling a co-worker about this blog.  We compared notes about why there's been an increase in dog droppings left behind. He theorized that perhaps it was caused by the San Francisco ban that stops grocery stores from using plastic bags.

What do you think? Is there any evidence that suggests this might be true?

Poo Fighters Unite! - Wear this proudly:
No Dog Doo Allowed - 3.5" Button

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Poop Thesaurus - Hilarious Collection Of Poop Related Words

Oh my gosh, ROTFL!  For starters, there are about 353 terms for poop, and much much more on The Poop Thesaurus webpage by Brenna Lorenz.  Her thesaurus is organized by the following categories:
  • poop (the stuff)
  • poop (verbs, passing it)
  • diarrhea
  • animal droppings
  • dingleberries
  • constipation.
  • miscellaneous poop-related terms
  • terms that refer to poop but mean something else
If you like dog words, you might also like this selection:


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Am Not Alone In The Club Of Dog Poo Ranters

Criminy!

Today I walked a mere 4-1/2 blocks from Muni Metro to the house, and had about 5 dog poop near misses. The adjacent picture shows just one of the near misses.

I'm happy to discover that I'm not the only one driven to ranting in this neighborhood and adjacent neighborhoods, just read these two Noe Valley blog threads:

Reader Rant: Dogs Need Places To Poo, Too
Dog Pooh Files: Do Your Part

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Animated Dog Doo Video Rant

I ran across this entertaining rant on YouTube, Dog Shit.



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Monday, March 8, 2010

Hey Dog Owners - Follow These Steps To Deal With Your Dog Doo

I couldn't have explained it any better.  Dog owners needing a refresher on how to deal with the doo should read this informative Dummies.com article, What to Do with Doggy Doo.

In a nutshell:
  1. Curb it
  2. Bag it
  3. Scoop it
  4. Put it in a waste digester
Related Products:
Doggie Dooley In Ground Dog Waste Disposal System

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Top Reasons Dogs Should Be Licensed

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According to San Francisco Animal Care and Control, most dogs in San Francisco are unlicensed.

Animal Care and Control gives 5 reasons why dogs should get licensed:
  1. If your dog gets lost, a license tag on your dog's collar is the fastest way to reunite you and your dog.
  2. Licensing, lets people know that your canine companion has received required vaccinations that protect your dog from rabies.
  3. Dog License and license renewal fees keep city animal shelters going.
  4. Having a Dog License shows that you are a responsible dog caregiver.
  5. It's the law.
Source:
San Francisco - Animal Care and Control - License Fees

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Why Dog Doo Should Be Picked Up

While doing (no pun intended) some research to set up this blog, I ran across this excellent post by Mel Freer on the No Dog About It blog, Why You Should Pick Up Your Dog’s Doo-Doos.

Yuck!  Bottomline, dog doo can pass along contagious bacteria and parasites, and is an environmental pollutant.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

San Francisco Municipal Code - Dog Defecation

Sec. 40. - DOG TO BE CONTROLLED SO AS NOT TO COMMIT NUISANCES.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having control or custody of any dog to permit the animal to defecate upon the public property of this City or upon the private property of another unless the person immediately remove the feces and properly dispose of it; provided, however, that nothing herein contained authorizes such person to enter upon the private property of another without permission.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to walk a dog on public property of this City or upon the private property of another without carrying at all times a suitable container or other suitable instrument for the removal and disposal of dog feces.

(c) Visually handicapped persons who use Seeing Eye Guide Dogs are exempt from this law.
 
Source:
San Francisco, California, Health Code - Article 1: Animals - Sec. 40 - Dog to be controlled so as not to commit nuisances
 

Held Hostage By Dog Owners Behaving Badly

Stop the madness!

I walk to and from the Castro Business District to take public transportation, get a bite to eat, or shop in the neighborhood.  Inevitably, I find myself dodging the dreaded you know what, dog doo. I've had many near misses, and I really hate it when I get tagged.

Now let me be clear. I don't hate dogs or dog owners, in general. In fact, I love dogs.  However, I really, really, dislike the messes that dog owners leave behind for others to step in.

This blog is my catharsis. It's a place to share information and experiences.

Welcome!