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Pitboot

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Dog owners?
« on: 21:29:35, 30/04/19 »
Decided to take myself and Mrs P for a late afternoon stroll around Buttermere today, it was very nice as most of you will testify.
Sadly the walk was marred by the copious amounts of dog excrement, nicely packaged in black plastic bags and deposited at most of the gates and even by some of the viewpoint seats, some was hung off bushes like sad black blooms, and some was even stuffed into crevices in the dry stone walls.


Now I'm not blaming the lovely pooches, and not even all of the dog owners, but there must be dozens of them who have no regard for the countryside they are walking through.


I have never seen anyone dropping their precious parcels for someone else to pick up, but if I do could I raise a plea for justifiable homicide? :knuppel2:


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ninthace

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #1 on: 21:43:40, 30/04/19 »
We need some of these
An image of the dog poo fairy campaign
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Pitboot

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #2 on: 22:05:30, 30/04/19 »
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richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #3 on: 22:16:42, 30/04/19 »
Better to avoid creating yet more plastic waste and just 'stick it and flick it' if it is on a path in the country.

April

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #4 on: 22:17:59, 30/04/19 »
We are baffled by the people leaving the poo bags too. Why do they bother picking it up, only to leave it hanging somewhere?

Just as bad are the people who don't pick up after their dogs. I didn't know this until recently since Squeaky came to visit, that dogs will eat other dogs poo if they get a chance  :o We think that is how Squeaky got ill a few weeks ago. Farm animals can also become ill if they eat dog poo.

It is a simple message, pick up after your dog and put it in a bin. Very easy to do, even beefy can do it  :D

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richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #5 on: 22:24:00, 30/04/19 »

If your dog should make a mess
there really is no need to stress.
Find a stick, pick a spot,
flick into the bushes so it can rot.

April

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #6 on: 22:36:51, 30/04/19 »
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #7 on: 23:07:40, 30/04/19 »
You can get biodegradable dog poo bags if you don't want to contribute to plastic waste. Then again I'd imagine where Richard walks few roam and he's probably wormed his dog anyway.

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #8 on: 06:07:35, 01/05/19 »
No excuse for it, there are bad dog owners just like there are bad people, lots of areas have a stick and flick policy but itís just as easy to bag and remove. Iíve never noticed my dog leave rubbish behind on a mountain though, one of my pet hates, no pun intended.
Touching from a distance, further all the time.

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #9 on: 08:18:58, 01/05/19 »
It is a simple message, pick up after your dog and put it in a bin. Very easy to do, even beefy can do it  :D
Oi... >:(
How many times have we got on the bus with me smelling of the bags in my rucksack pocket :o
DRIP COFFINS  :D

richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #10 on: 08:32:28, 01/05/19 »
You can get biodegradable dog poo bags if you don't want to contribute to plastic waste. Then again I'd imagine where Richard walks few roam and he's probably wormed his dog anyway.



Correct, Rob. I do use poo bags in busy areas of course.

richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #11 on: 08:34:32, 01/05/19 »
Iíve never noticed my dog leave rubbish behind on a mountain though, one of my pet hates, no pun intended.

Tess usually empties herself within a couple of hundred yards of the car, so I often just bag it and turn back, tucking the bag under the rear windscreen wiper, before continuing with the walk.

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #12 on: 08:45:15, 01/05/19 »
Walking on the Berkshire side of the Thames one day in March, I had never seen so many little black bags. The quantity of of similar bags and the consistent way they were strung from branches or left on the ground to one side made me wonder if it was done by just one maladjusted individual.

Then on a walk this month, I saw the notice below that an irate resident had put up in the Hertfordshire hamlet of Hastoe:



 

richardh1905

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #13 on: 08:53:00, 01/05/19 »
I cannot understand the mentality of someone who would go to the trouble of bagging their dog's excrement only to abandon the bag! Goodness knows, there's enough plastic waste around as it is.

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Re: Dog owners?
« Reply #14 on: 09:20:20, 01/05/19 »
We are going to have a generation growing up with the idea that [censored]*  grows on trees.