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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Uncharacteristically grateful for dog owners

The neighborhood has had a recent rash of crime, including, but not limited to burglaries, thefts, and gun point robberies.

So, needless to say, during these long darkness days, I'm grateful to see and be in the company of dog owners walking their dogs.

I feel a wee bit safer (no pun intended).

Happy holidays!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Threatening Trash Can Warning Sign About Dog Poop (PHOTO)

Unnecessarily Threatening Trash Can Warning Sign About Dog Poop (PHOTO): 'via Blog this'

Yikes! This is a report of someone who has put a rather extreme warning on their trash can:
"OLD LADY - If I catch you in the act of putting your dog's crap in our cans, I will cut off your head and bolt it to the hood of my car!"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

San Francisco Dog Poo Fines

Dog poo overflowing trash can. Castro, San Francisco, 94114
Dog poo overflowing trash can.
Castro, San Francisco, 94114
Do you *always* pick up after your pooch? (Be honest.) | Tails Of The City:   'via Blog this'

I'm sharing this link with you, so that you know where the $319 fine for violating the "Pick it up" or "Carry a bag" ordinances comes from. 


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Almost Artistic Dog Doo Smear

Doo Doo Smear in Castro, San Francisco CA 94114
A very quiet and relatively clean neighborhood this Summer.  


Here's a "double duty" photo of dog filth on the sidewalks...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sad - No Respect For Folks With Dog Doo Plight

Wheelchair dog poo sign - Castro, San Francisco CA 94114
I've been meaning to write about this for some time, and finally got around to it.

Here's the deal.  Several months back, I saw this sign posted in the window, and blogged about it, Wheelchair Dog Poo.

Unfortunately, someone decided to deface the window of this home with spray paint. I didn't have my camera on me at the time, so you won't get to see the real picture of the defacement.  The end result, the sign was taken down.

Very sad indeed.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ben says, "Pick up your dog's poop!"

Ben says,
Dog doo can get pretty personal.

I have sympathy for Ben, as the worst dog poo offenders leave their cr*p on the grounds where we live.

Ben says,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SFPD Dog Sign Says . . .

SFPD Sign - Clean Up Your Dog's Litter - San Francisco CA
If dog owners would only follow these San Francisco Police Department signs.

The text of the sign references, City and County of San Francisco - Animal Care and Control - Health Code - Section 40 - Dog to be Controlled so as Not to Commit Nuisances.

Section 40 states:

(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. (Amended by Ord. 420s78, App. 9/8/78)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Unsightly Dog Doo Disposal Habits

Unsightly bagged dog doo in front of house - Castro, San Francisco CA 94114
There's a new trend in the neighborhood.  Some dog owners are responsibly picking up dog poo, and bagging it in plastic (as you can see in these photos).
More unsightly bagged dog doo in front of house - Castro, San Francisco CA 94114
However, I can only guess that they're only too lazy to throw it in their trash bins, or they're trying to avoid making their homes smell.

In any event, the ultimate outcome is these dog owners are making our neighborhood rather unsightly.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

More - Is It Dog or Human Doo?

Continuing the running thread of what are the clues to discerning if what's on the sidewalk is from a human, or from a dog.

Dog or Human Poo Near Sewer Drain - Castro - San Francisco CA 94114

The clues here are:
  • there's toilet tissue
  • there's overflowing sewer water (see the sewer pipe cover?)
  • . . . and of course the unsightly doo
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We Mobile-Optimized This Blog

This blog is now mobile optimized!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dog Doo-dles - Maybe I Should Retire This Blog

Dog doo pickup smears - aka dog doo-dles. Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114
I launched this rants blog just over a year ago, and now I'm having second thoughts.

To be sure, I've definitely gotten catharsis out of this. In some respects, it was kind of righteous to rant about soiled sidewalks and more.

Alas, the pendulum has swung in the direction of dog owner pickup cleanliness, and I have precious little to show or share on this blog.  It makes me stop to think whether it's time to hang up this blog.

. . . and here's an example of  responsible dog ownership, dog doo-dles left behind from a responsible dog owner cleaning up.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Golf Dog Doo - Part Two

Tee for the first hole at The Links at Spanish...Image via Wikipedia
We were out golfing again and saw something that we hadn't seen before.

If you recall, I just ranted about dog poo in the middle of the golf fairway.  Until now, I've not seen too many dogs getting walked through the golf course. Some, but not very many.

Today shed a new light.  At a nearby hole, we saw a golf cart with a dog leashed to it.  The dog was at the course with its owner.   Okay, now we have another possible reason for doo on the course.

In any event, bad dog owners not picking up, whether they golf or not, are just irresponsible.

'nuff said.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

San Fran Golf Course - Gone To The Dogs

Typical elements of a hole on a golf course: t...Image via WikipediaWe just played golf this past weekend at San Francisco's Fleming Course (inside of Harding Park Golf Course) out by Lake Merced.

We love the place . . .

. . . except for the dog owner who allowed their dog to doo it in the middle of a fairway (#7 on the illustration) and leave it!

Golfers pay fees to play a round of golf.  Runners, walkers, and dog walkers can stroll through the course without paying any sort of entrance fee.  Maybe the park system should consider some expanded usage fee system; especially for those walking dogs.

. . . my curmudgeonly pennies,

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tree Buds Posing As Dog Doo

Tree bud looks like dog poop. Castro, San Francisco CA, 94114
In the morning or evening darkness, watching out for dreaded poo is a must.

The eye is so easily fooled by doo imposters such as these.  I don't know what kind of tree these drop from, but they appear to be coming from some kind of flowering or budding tree in our neighborhood.
Tree bud looks like dog poop. Castro, San Francisco CA, 94114

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Poo Disposal - No Partial Credit Given

Bagged poo thrown into waist-high raised flower beds. Castro, San Francisco CA, 94114
Puhleeese!  If you're going to bother picking it up, at least throw it away where it belongs!

This retaining wall is at least chest high from the sidewalk.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Wish - Dog Walker Permitting Reduces Prevalent Dog Poop

Dogs being walked. Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114
I can only hope.

SF Gate reports, S.F. dog walkers could be required to get permits.  A quote that I liked:
Regulating commercial dog walkers, she said, would help better assure that they are good stewards of the parks, keep the dogs under control and pick up after them.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oh Sh*t - This Is Worse Than Dog Poo

Just another picture of human poo. Castro, San Francisco CA, 94114
OMG ! ! !

I was commuting to work this morning in my usual manner,  a short city hop on San Francisco MUNI subway, to catch my bay area BART connection from Civic Center to Pleasanton.

Oh dear!  While waiting for my BART train at Civic Center, I typically stretch yoga-like while leaning against some weight-bearing columns . . .

. . . only this morning my hand encountered something . . . brown, soft, and smelly, around shoulder high . . .

eccch, the dreaded human poo wiped against the column.

Now I'm grateful to see dog poo that I can avoid and quickly step around  ;)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dog Courtesy and Dog Owner Promise

Dog and owner waiting for traffic light to change. Castro - San Francisco, CA 94114
I'm jazzed. I just put together this mini-site:

The Quick Reference of Dog Courtesy and Responsible Dog Ownership

or for convenience, follow this QR Code:

QR Code to Dog Courtesy and Dog Owner Promise

A prior post about the enthusiasm of a young dog owner inspired me to create this.

Here are some ideas on how you can use this:
  • share this with your young dog owner to teach courtesy and good ownership principles
  • share this with other responsible owners, so that they can spread the good news
  • share the url with folks who need this because they're inconsiderate or irresponsible
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