Imagine the scenario : you’re in a rush and can’t find your keys, your handbag and you nearly leave the house wearing odd shoes. You finally find the other shoe and are now running really late. You step outside the front door and SQUISH . You step on a great big dog turd that some b*****d has let their batard (French word for mongrel) dog take a dump on the pavement right smack bang outside YOUR front door! You have to go back in, put the keys down, change shoes and start the process all over again…
Thankfully, this didn’t happen this morning but it has happened before and I cannot even begin to explain how disgusting it is! It could very well have happened again this morning but the smartly dressed Dame walking her pooch was probably scared off by the glare I shot in her direction as I came out the front door. I’ve had plenty of practice with the glare as dogs regularly use the pavement outside of our house as their poubelle (what an appropriate word!) and our dustbins are often used as target practice!
Walking along, I became obsessed with dog pooh and started to count how many turds I had to dodge on the pavement whilst I was walking from point A to point B. Marching along the street, I counted no less than 9 poohs on the short five minute walk! I’ve heard that dog owners are generally healthier than their non-dog owning counterparts but they are certainly not cleaner! Have they not heard of a poop scoop?
How disgusting is it that you can have 9 turds in such a short space? I am also sure that there is sometimes more, as it honestly didn’t seem too bad today compared to other days, its just the front door lady got me started and then I was on a mission.
I did think maybe owners should get their dog to do it in the gutter, then I thought of all the cars parked up and how dreadful it would be to step out of the car straight into a turd!
Next time I see someone letting their dog take a poop in front of my house I think I’m going to scoop the poop and follow them, and then politely dispose of it in front of where they live with a short note.
I’m sure this is worldwide problem but its not something I encountered in the UK and it does seem to be an issue here. For goodness sakes, they have men dressed in orange overalls here which are in charge of washing the streets and the pavements! A simple solution which would make everyone’s life nicer would be to encourage all dog owners to use a poop scoop!