Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pooh Pandemic

As I was driving alongside the park I saw one of its rangers walking along at his place of work and he was accompanied by his dog. Wouldn't it be great to take your dog to work everyday? I know there are tradespeople who toss "Bluey" in the back of the ute to bite off anyone's face if they try and nick the tools but wouldn't it be nice if dogs were allowed in all places where people went? Unfortunately we live in a sensitive country where dog pooh is so evil we feel the need to scream at complete strangers and force them to become pooh removalists. I'm not sure how many people died of standing in dog pooh or how it is deemed more offensive than bird pooh, fast food pooh (wrappers) and advertising pooh, particularly the type that drive around in motorcycle packs with billboards attached adding to overall greenhouse emission pooh. When I am in France I notice that dogs are welcome in all places. From what I have witnessed, they appear well behaved in banks, shopping centres and in contrast to many children under the age of 40, will sit quietly in a restaurant. So by all means let's get all hot under the collar about the increases in plastic packaging, lack of recycling and the reduced amount of garbage bins but I must say, I just can't get that excited about dog pooh.


  1. I'm glad to hear it - and wholeheartedly agree with you.

    I hope I never have to rejoin the cube farm because I love being able to work from home with Milly sitting at my feet snoozing.

  2. Once a dog lover . . .I adore the way Europeans embrace their pooh-ches. They're allowed everywhere and frankly from Paris to Vienna I didn't even notice a poo! I think taking toddlers to any restaurant other than Macdonalds is far more offensive.