Thursday, 12 June 2014

I'm Not Messing Around

Every morning, and some evenings, I walk the dog. I'm lucky that where I love there is stunning scenery and some truly beautiful walks that I get to appreciate. 

Living on the edge of some serious greenery I am completely used to horse crap in the road. I don't necessarily like it, but I fully appreciate that it is hard to pick up horse crap and pop it in a bag on a road or valley path. 

Dogs? That's a whole different ball game. I thought the thing that annoyed me the most was people who didn't pick up their dog mess, I was wrong.

There are a breed of people who will pick up their dog mess in a little poo bag, (all good so far) and then HANG IT FROM A TREE, (wonder what their Christmas trees look like) stick it on a wall or just drop the bag further down the road.


Personally, I think I'd rather you left it than did that. At least it is going to wash away eventually. Wrapping it in plastic like a petrol station sandwich means that it's going nowhere, it is just going to sit there for years, never rotting, just existing. 

I pick up my dogs mess, I put it in a bag and then bin it, or if there is no bin around, I carry it with me until I find a bin. 

I know right? Who would have thought of that? 

Please, I beg you. Do not just throw bags of excrement into bushes or into trees. That is disgusting. And if you think "well at least I'm picking it up" YOU ARE DELUDING YOURSELF" You are the equivalent of a mass murderer in prison looking down on a sex offender, both completely in the wrong.

I don't know if this is a new thing but it is making me SO angry and I'm seeing it more and more lately.

How about you? Is this something you've seen happening? Parcels of excrement hanging from branches? Left in gutters? 

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x


  1. I see it all the time :( little colourful plastic bags of poo, hanging jauntily on a tree.
    This is on the South Downs, we have rangers, they ignore it. Soo, hubby an me collect them into a binliner and *gasp* put it in the nearest bin. Shocking concept that is!
    It really pisses me off. If you can't be bothered carrying it, just nudge it off the path or something, don't leave a bag to sit there until someone else picks it up....

  2. God, I sooo hear you girlfriend! I have poo bags ready in every pocket (89p for 4 rolls in B&M) and have picked my dog's poo up in MY HAND when my bag blew away but I wasn't far from home luckily. You put them in the bin, it's not Fermat's last theorem. I had a go at perspective councillors knocking on doors a while ago, asking them for more bins in our area. Don't give people any reason to try to use excuses and when they don't pick up make the fine a really big one. Anything is worth a try.

  3. I was a Countryside Warden. Our local council give away poo bags FREE. On our sites we have bins everywhere a road crosses a path (for getting a vehicle to empty the bin - how else will the responsible authority get the bins emptied?) And still we have a dedicated group of pick the poo up and throw it in a tree brigade... You can't imagine how long it takes to get the bags down from the trees. The bags are bio-degradable, so imagine what it's like once they start to rot as well! If there is no bin when I walk my dog I take it home. My dog, my responsibility. People challenged either gave us loads of verbal or couldn't see anything wrong with what they were doing. They should be banned from keeping pets.
    (Followed a link from Twitter to here by the way - off to look at the rest of your blog now. :-) )

  4. Agreed, it's mental. A ranger told me if I don't have a bag, kick it off the path and the magpies will eat it.

  5. It drives me mad as I also live on the edge of serious greenery


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