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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Finleywise's tweet

Here's a comment from @finleywise for people who put signs in their yards to discourage dog owners from letting their dogs poop there.  I'm not sure I agree with the statement:

You'll have to follow the link to see the sign on instragram.  For the record, I think funny signs are much better than having dog poop in my yard.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

@LeeToma's tweets

Here's a tweet I just found from, of all places, the town where I live!  This was posted in April and here I am in September, so the trail is a little cold, but the tweet includes @BostonParksDept.  Maybe the Parks Department was looking for suggestions from surrounding towns?  Maybe @LeeToma just thought the Parks Dept would be interested.  I will investigate.
There's also this follow-up tweet/photo, supposedly with detail of the sign.  I don't know how much more detail there is, but the signs are slightly larger:

Friday, September 5, 2014

South Warrington Dog Poop Bins are Overflowing!

Here's an example of how dog poo issues are handled in south Warrington, UK, where thanks to pictures posted by readers to the online newspaper Warrington Worldwide, some public officials are probably going to get yelled at in the morning by their bosses.  The pictures of overflowing bins posted to the site was something of a public outcry, one that was addressed quickly by a local politician.  Councillor Mike Biggin challenged the council to do something about the bins, saying "It clearly represents a serious risk to Public Health to allow these bins to be overflowing with bags of dog faeces and other rubbish."

The council's response was something akin to the off-the-cuff excuses I might come up with 10 years ago for why my apartment is so messy when I've overslept and my parents are knocking on the door for a planned visit.  From the Warrington Worldwide article, a council spokesperson said "Due to increased activity in some of our parks over the bank holiday and due to a recent staff illness some bins in parks and open spaces across the borough have unfortunately not been emptied at their normal frequencies. We will be looking to clear the backlog as soon as practicable in those areas during this coming week." It would be like 10 years ago telling my parents "I've been busier than usual, there was a holiday, and I was sick too." 

Who knows what will actually happen.  I'm sure they will clean up all the parks in the following week, but really it probably boils down to the employees who empty the park bins getting yelled at by their bosses when the word trickles down.

Here's an image of an overflowing bin, from the @warringtonworld tweet:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Here's a product that came to my attention via twitter, and it makes two important promises.  First is that you can recycle your bread bags to pick up after your dog, and do so without bending over.

This caused me to look for GoGoStik on youtube, and the videos abound.  I picked the creepiest one to embed here, but to tell you the truth I only watched one or two.  Once you understand how it works you don't need to see it 100 times.

Before I tell you why I like this product, let me remind you that I don't receive any sort of kickback or promotional compensation for talking about these products.  I'm not sure what kind of an advertising budget the company that makes the GoGoStik has, but I'm willing to bet it's about the same as ours here at PoDDD.  

The GoGoStik is good because it uses bags you already have.  Some products have special bags, only available from the manufacturer.  If GoGoStik inc goes out of business, you can still use the product.  

The second reason I like it is because you don't have to bend over at all when using it.  Here's another poop video showing how to do it: