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September 1st, 2011 · 99 comments

Darin in Chicago came across the note on the side of his neighbor’s garage just as he was throwing his own dog’s crap in the trash can. (This is kinda like getting out the new roll of TP, but then leaving it on the side of the sink to get wet instead of just putting it on the dispenser…except, worse.)

You pick up the dog crap, but insist on leaving it next to the garbage can. I don't understand.

I don’t really understand the logic here either, but perhaps this particular dog owner is still dealing with the scars from dealing with neighbors like this one, from Ottawa:

OLD LADY If I Catch You In The Act Of Putting Your Dogs Crap In Our Cans. I Will Cut Off Your Head And Bolt It To The Hood Of My Car

related: This is not a trash can

FILED UNDER: Chicago · dogs · excessive capitalization · garbage · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · recycling · shit · You call that punctuation?

99 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Quite Contrary

    Would the note writers prefer the dog owners leave the dog crap on the note writers front lawn? Team-dump-in-the-nearest-refuse-bin.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   pony girl

      No. We’d prefer that the owners leave the crap in their own refuse bin, not a stranger’s.

      Team Your animal- Your poop- Your responsibility.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm   rating: 106  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   quat

      I WISH that old lady would put her dog poo in my trash can. When she ambles by here, she puts it in my recycle bin, where it really, really bites to fish it out. Senile old bitch.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   cyffermoon

      I admit to tossing my dog’s doo into the large dumpster at the old folk’s home if it happens to be open when I pass by. That’s probably not particularly nice, but heck, there are probably tons of adult diapers in there too. However, I would never dream of throwing it in a household’s garbage can, and I would find it obnoxious (not to mention noxious) if my garbage can was on the receiving end.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Morgan

      Sorry, got to agree with Pony Girl. My personal trash can is not a receptacle for your dog shit.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.5   wonderman

      If you’re miffed because someone threw dog doody in your can instead of leaving it on the ground… you have officially run out of problems.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

    • #1.6   The Elf

      It’s best to put it in your own bin. But I’ll take my bin as the lesser of two evils, the worse being not picked up at all.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:00 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #1.7   liddy

      are you kidding me? Having to deal w/someone elses’ dog poop at all is bad. Not to mention how other dogs/animals get into that bag and spreak it all over? How would you feel about someone leaving their baby’s dirty diapers sitting next to your trash can? Same difference.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:12 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.8   cackalacka

      Yeah, I’ll cop to throwing my dog’s crap in my neighbors’ bin.

      But to be fair, I only dump it into the refuse bins that are still on the street >2 days after trash day. I figure if someone can’t wheel it the twenty feet back from the curb in a 48 hour period, they are inviting the community to use their bin.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #1.9   bliffit

      Dog poop + closed bin + high temps = noxious surprise for the unsuspecting neighbor.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #1.10   Nunavut Guy

      Dog poop + closed bin +high temps= a fine wine with a pert little nose.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 6:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #2   tzed

    The old lady note is an actionable offense; threat of GBH.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   JetJackson

      I think that decapitation constitutes just a tad more than grievous bodily harm.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Jules

      @JetJAckson: ‘I think that decapitation constitutes just a tad more than grievous bodily harm.’

      …not to mention it would smell up the refuse bin twice as bad as the doggy-doo. At least the poo was neatly bagged and nicely sitting by the appropriate waste bin, out of the walkway. Could have beeen flung on the wall, or left in the foot path.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 8:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #3   lagne

    Unless the old lady’s dog is an elephant, I fail to see the problem.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   pony girl

      It’s been triple digits where I live for more than 74 days. I can smell my neighbor’s trashcan from next door.
      I don’t want dog crap in my trash can. I will have to smell that stink for a whole week. Then, when the garbage men come to empty it, I will have to clean it out, otherwise the stink will stay, even if it is in a bag. It’s that hot. Why should I smell someone else’s animal’s crap everyday when I go out into my garden?
      It’s also illegal to throw trash into someone else’s bin here. We pay to have our trash picked up, and if everyone threw in a bag of crap, there’d be no room for MY trash.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   syntax police

      You can smell your neighbor’s trash can from next door? Does your neighbor know you break in to his house to sit n sniff every day? :-)

      Sep 2, 2011 at 1:21 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   pony girl

      Sssssshhhhhh! Don’t tell.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 2:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   Katter

      Ah – I think part of why I didn’t think of this as being such a bad thing was that we keep our bin in the garage, where it can’t be smelled from the house or the porch even in the summer and where animals can’t get into it.

      I think the only time I’ve thrown a bag of dog crap in someone else’s bin was when they’d left it out there for pickup but the truck hadn’t come yet. Maybe people will still think that’s terrible, but it was going to be in there less than a day.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #4   KT

    I’m going to start using the head bolting to the hood of the car line. It’s a good one and my usual “I will stab you in the throat” pales in comparison.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   snee

      and also, BEST HOOD ORNAMENT EVER!

      Sep 2, 2011 at 12:33 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

  • #5   JGerman10 bang

    I get it! When you throw the poop in the can, it cooks in the sun. So every time you open your trash can you almost pass out. If you leave it next to the can, it dries out a bit so you can just throw it in the can without the enormous stink.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      But does anyone actually follow through and throw it in the can a few hours or a day later? I doubt it.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:02 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   pony girl

      No. Apparently the poop elves come around and hang those bags from tree branches.

      Still shaking my head over that one.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 12:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   pony girl

      oops, sorry Elf.
      Not poop elves.
      Brownies, yeah, it must be Brownies that do that.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #6   Nack

    A trash can is better than not. And what do you care? It’s going to go out with the rest of the trash. Usually it doesn’t matter at all. Now, leaving it -next- to the trash can, I don’t get that either. Garbage men don’t pick that up!

    Sep 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Mal

      It isn’t. My can is one that probably SHOULD be dumped by a large truck (like the one in the “OLD LADY” picture), but it isn’t. The guys who remove the bags from my trashcan aren’t going to remove tiny little poop bags, meaning any put in are then my responsibility to fish out. NOT COOL. I have to put my dog’s poop bags into a special can and bag that I keep in the back o my house just so I don’t have to get out someone else’s poop. People take too much for granted/don’t think about their actions.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #7   everydayathena

    I had to laugh at the photo from Ottawa. People here are strange when it comes to their dogs. It is the only place where you can take your dog to an off-leash dog park (amazing) and half the people will leave their poop bags hanging from a branch in a tree (disgusting)!

    Sep 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      WTF? On a tree branch? Oh, that is nasty.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:05 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Clumber

      W…..T…..F….? Tree branch? They make a Poop Tree?

      I honestly hadn’t realized previously that leaving a poop bag in the nearest street-side garbage can was a despised thing, and I won’t again. (To be fair, it is almost never hot here and I doubt it has ever hit 3 digits without the assistance of a plasma torch. And we don’t go for leisurely walks when it is hot anyhow, so the poo stays in the dogs’ yard in hot weather anyhow.) So thank you for that education.

      However, leaving poop bags in a tree? A tree outside an off-leash park. In a tree. Poop.

      I am completely befuddled.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 7:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #8   Ol' Pal Steve

    That smell in the trash can is lethal.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #9   Nahhh bang

    The worst part is, the Old Lady doesn’t even have a dog.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Jules

      ROTFLMAO! Best one yet! Thou shouldst be thanking her.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 8:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #10   Twez

    I reserve the right to put poop into any receptacle which is clearly marked “Property of [Town]” as in the first photo.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   pony girl

      In my town (Austin) the city owns it and I lease it. I pay monthly for the use of it.

      I reserve the right to throw that poop right back in your face if you attempt to put it into my trash bin.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   rusty imp

      Ahh, that can may belong to the city, but if it’s lost, stolen or damaged I have to pay for it. I am responsible for its maintenance. I am responsible for rolling it to and from the curb. And I am responsible for fishing it out of the street where the garbage man usually leaves it. I do believe I then have the right to request that you keep your shit out of my can.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 7:08 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   treedweller

      In Austin (and probably most cities) it is also illegal to leave your can in the street beyond trash day. If I pass a can in the street, it’s fair game (for whatever trash I may be carrying, shit-filled or no). If the can is on your private property, I take my trash somewhere else.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.4   Clumber

      There are officially too many laws, now. No new laws can be made until 2 have been stricken from the books.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 7:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #11   Winston Smith

    Welcome to my world.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #12   Me

    I would call the police on the second note…

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #13   S E

    I too live in Chicago. If our condo mate picks the poop up in the yard it rarely makes it to the can. The bag of poop is tossed over the fence or hung on a nail on the fence. One bag sat on the ground next to the can for weeks upon weeks. In the winter time. I too am tired / fed up with lazy dog owners who only go half way in cleaning up their dog poo. Having rats /possums/ raccoons in the alley scavenging at the poop cafe is disgusting. News flash: the poop fairy does not exist. However, decapitation is a big extreme.

    Sep 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Adriana

      I live in Chicago, as well, and you’re making me glad that I live in a high rise that doesn’t allow dogs.

      Sep 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.2   Katter

      Back when we had a backyard, we had neighbors who would throw their dogs’ crap over the fence into it, apparently thinking we wouldn’t notice because we had dogs of our own.

      Yeah, guys, our dogs’ shit isn’t that size. Also, the way it’s scattered about makes it pretty obvious that it was thrown there, so unless one of the pups has developed the power of projectile shitting, we know exactly where it came from.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #13.3   pony girl

      Oh. My. Goodness. What tools!

      I’m thinking saving the poop and then throwing it over when they’re having a BBQ would be awesome! If you ever encounter it again, I mean.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 12:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #13.4   Clumber

      :^| Unbelievable. I can’t even fully wrap my head around that. Throwing one’s dog’s shit into the neighbor’s yard?!! Why would that even enter into your mental options? You’ve already got the poo scooped/shoveled off the ground, it is less of a motion to put it in your bin or wheelbarrow, or whatever… it is more effort to toss it over a fence… WTF?! Really!!? I just… eeep… ack… gagk…

      This is why we can’t have nice things, isn’t it.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 7:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #14   DZ


    Sep 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #15   pony girl

    Bad Dump You!

    Sep 2, 2011 at 2:33 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   unsatisfied

      fucking delicious?

      Sep 2, 2011 at 10:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   The Elf

      It’s a big job.



      Sep 2, 2011 at 11:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #16   T

    Well the thing is, that’s NOT a trash can. It’s a green bin for food waste only (compost). Fecal matter is not allowed in the green bins. They probably got in trouble by the guys who picked it up, hence the sign

    Sep 2, 2011 at 5:14 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   soop

      Depends on where you live. Ottawa, no dog poo allowed. Toronto, dog poo allowed.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 6:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   CS

      My understanding is that for composting, only food from vegetarian animals (such as chickens) is allowed. Omnivore poo is generally not allowed because meat and the remains of meat in feces will mess up the bacterial balance in some way. I suppose it matters less at an industrial composting place than in a backyard bin, though.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 10:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   *snerk*

      Chickens aren’t vegetarian. Bugs and worms are yummy!

      Sep 2, 2011 at 10:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #17   cinnamngrl

    My thing is people that leave their trashcans on the sidewalk all week and then complain when the public uses them. Leaving your trash out all week is just as illegal as letting your dog poop all over.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 5:59 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   pony girl

      One of my neighbors does this. It’s because they’re arguing over whose turn it is to bring it in.
      So, they just leave it there for 4 days until the most responsible of them finally can’t take it anymore and takes it in.
      Although, they don’t take it all the way in, they just put it in the front yard next to the sidewalk.

      Ridiculous neighbors, I gotz ‘em.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #18   KerstenKolache

    This is bad, but not as bad as some jerk in our neighborhood. He picks up his dogs crap in the bag, then hangs it in the trees that line the sidewalk. F-ing douche!

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   The Elf

      Why? Whyyyyyyyyyy????? How did hanging bags of dog poop on a branch become a thing?

      Sep 2, 2011 at 8:50 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #18.2   pony girl

      This is a new thing?
      How bizarre!
      Is this some sort of response to all those flash mobs?

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #19   divaandwriter bang

    Speaking as a former New York City dog owner:

    1. If you are walking your dog, and you pass one of those nice trash cans that the city puts out on streetcorners, you can toss a plastic bag of dog poo into it. Anyone who complains is just being an obsessive-compulsive, whining bitch or bastard.

    2. You are NOT permitted to throw dog poo into someone else’s garbage can. If you do this, the owner of said garbage can is perfectly justified in picking it up and placing it over your head.

    3. You are permitted to throw it into your own garbage can. It will be picked up with the rest of the garbage when the sanitation workers make their weekly rounds.

    4. If you are being good about picking up after your dogs, just ignore the morons who come screaming out of their houses whenever they see you. (That’s a whole other story.)

    Sep 2, 2011 at 8:35 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   CS

      We like stories about crazy people. Do tell.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 10:30 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

  • #20   anonymous


    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #21   Hawk

    I have two dogs. I pick up their shit. I think I am justified in putting that shit in the nearest garbage can (UNLESS there is a public garbage can around the corner, then I don’t mind holding onto until I find it.) I don’t know why people get so miffed about throwing poop in a bag in a garbage can… especially when you are the one leaving your can out on the sidewalk all week instead of rolling it up to your house. And would you prefer said shit on your lawn? Or picked up and thrown away?

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:48 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   pony girl

      So two wrongs make a right?

      What do you do when you take your dog on a hike?

      I really don’t see why it is so difficult to walk with the dog poo. Hell, I grew up with Great Danes and would carry both of their poops when I’d walk them.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #22   pickup

    I throw my poop bags away in the nearest trashcan I see (no public cans except in downtown). If the lid is left open, I choose that can. Most people here do not shovel their sidewalks in the winter (about 9 months here in Montana) and it can be very hazardous to walk around. I don’t feel bad about adding a little bagged poo to random trash cans. I do think about throwing the raw stuff into the lawns of people who don’t shovel their sidewalks or have dogs that lunge at us from behind a fence on a regular basis… but I’ll stick to throwing the poo away in the nearest trashcan instead of taking it home.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 9:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #23   Kim

    I can’t believe so many people think it’s OK to put their dog’s poop in a stranger’s garbage can. WTF? How rude are you? That is DOG FECES you are putting in another person’s property. That is so disgusting. It doesn’t matter that it’s a garbage can, it’s not YOUR garbage can. So suck it up, be a responsible dog owner, stop being a lazy piece of crap and carry it back to your own can and throw it out.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 10:17 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   *snerk*

      Is it any more disgusting than the rotting meat scraps, baby diapers, etc. that are already in the garbage can? And if the garbage truck is due to come by any minute, where is the harm?

      Sep 2, 2011 at 10:47 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #23.2   pony girl

      Some people’s children, huh?
      Amazing how a-holes can justify their selfish, rude, disgusting behavior.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #23.3   pony girl

      Yes, it is more disgusting. And not all of us have baby diapers and rotting meat scraps in our trash bins.

      Also, here in Austin, if the trash bin cover is open, they consider it ‘over-filled’ and will add an $8 charge. So, if my trashbin is completely full and some tool opens it to toss in their crap and the lid is left open or ajar, I am charged $8.
      It has happened. Granted I call and get the charge removed, but that is time out of my day because someone can’t take care of their own responsibilities.

      ps – Hi, *snerk* !

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #24   C

    I really didn’t even realize throwing away dog poo was the norm. It seems kind of nasty to me since the can is never going to lose that smell. We dig deep holes for ours and cover it with special enzymes we buy for just that purpose. No smell and, pretty soon, no poo.

    I suppose if you live in an apartment you’d have no choice, of course, but then you can just hold onto it long enough to put it in the large dumpster outside your building.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 10:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Katter

      This sounds like a much better system to me – much less waste going into the landfills (poo in plastic bags? Yeah, not going to degrade so well). But yeah, I’m in an apartment and my parents are in a townhouse with nothing but a brick patio, so there’s not really anywhere to bury dog crap.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #25   aj

    So, by the logic of nearest can ok no matter who owns it, can I put my bags of cat poop and dirty litter into my neighbor’s trash can if it’s a little closer to me than mine?
    No – that would be gross and likely actionable. I choose to have cats, their crap goes in my can. You choose to have dogs, take their poop home with you to YOUR can. It’s part of the deal. If you don’t like the deal, don’t have pets.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 10:43 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

  • #26   AC

    Weird weird weird. I think it shakes down this way: If you want us to be responsible dog owners and enjoy the feeling of warm poop in our hands as we scoop it off your lawn and into a baggie, can you give us a break and not make us walk all the way home with it, too? And they call golf a nice walk ruined. IT’S AN EFFING TRASH CAN. They’re not SUPPOSED to smell good.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Bad

      It’s your fucking dog. In order to be a ‘responsible’ owner, you need to dispose of it properly instead of making it someone else’s issue when the bag breaks and they have dog shit all over their trash can.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #26.2   pony girl

      It’s MY effing trash can, and it is supposed to smell however I let it smell, by how I care for it.

      I keep my trash in bags, and I put some baking soda in the bin and wash it out to keep it from getting too stinky. I shouldn’t have to smell my trash except when I open it.
      I don’t want to smell your effing dog’s crap in my trash can. I don’t want to clean up your effing dog’s crap from my can.
      It is not my responsibility to clean up after you and your dog.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #26.3   bookworm

      I’d appreciate it if you, as a dog owner, throw your poop away in your own garbage can. You chose to have a dog, not me. I do not want to take responsibility for your life choices.

      Sep 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #27   treedweller

    this is often a problem in parks, as well. I am continually seeing bagged poop sitting beside the trails I hike.

    WTF? I’d rather see a pile of shit that will essentially disappear the next time it rains (it still does that, right?) than a plastic bag. Even if you fully intend to pick it back up on the way out, I still don’t want to see it. In one particular park, I routinely fill a grocery bag as I walk (with other trash as well as poop bags). If I am picking up poop from one of my dogs and another pile is nearby, I scoop and carry that out, as well. And still never make a dent in the detritus of discourtesy.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   pony girl

      detritus of discourtesy


      I do the same thing. Sometimes people see me and give me a strange look. As if they think I have a dog poop fetish or something.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #27.2   pony girl

      Do the same thing, as pick up other nearby poop, not put bags of poop in trees.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 1:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.3   azurelunatic

      There are biodegradable dog poo bags now.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #28   Wayne

    I don’t understand these dipshits either. Just like I don’t understand the lobotomites who pick up their dog crap in the countryside then hang their biodegradable dog shit in its non-biodegradable plastic bag from the nearest tree until the view they came to admire is spoiled by the sight of trees festooned with shite-filled carrier bags. Fuckwits.

    Sep 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #29   Smokey the Cat

    So emptying my cat’s litter box and putting that in your trash bins would somehow offend all of you? Nothing like a good ten lb. bag of cat urine and poop to smell up a barrel! >^..^<

    Sep 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #30   Smokey the Caqt

    I think I will start putting my ten pound bag of smelly cat litter in other people’s barrels….why should I smell it in mine?

    Sep 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #31   Smokey the Cat

    Please excuse above TYPO!

    Sep 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #32   Uhh

    I, for one, couldn’t care less if strangers put garbage in my garbage can. That’s what it’s for.

    Sep 3, 2011 at 7:00 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   pony girl

      How awesome would that be if you lived next door to me. I could save money and cancel trash service and just throw it all into your bin.
      Oh well.
      Maybe a nice generous neighbor will move in and want to subsidize my trash pick-up.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #33   notolaf

    Sheesh. I do this all the time. I’ve always been able to imagine some people getting a bit territorial about their trash cans, but I didn’t realize I was being criminal. In my own defense, most of the cans I hit* are the ones that are left outside all the time. I don’t want it in my own trash can because we usually put it in the garage, and I wouldn’t want to do that to someone else either. *Four days/week it’s either trash day or the day before trash day.

    Sep 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   pony girl

      Where I live trash only gets picked up once a week. And if the lid isn’t shut completely they charge you an additional $8.
      I recycle, so I pay for the smallest size bin and don’t have extra room for other people’s trash.
      I certainly don’t leave my trash can out by the sidewalk however. I leave it just outside my garage. I can’t imagine keeping it in the garage. Yuck. I guess that’s because I have my washer and dryer in there.
      To each his own, I guess. Don’t know how it is where you live, but I pay for my trash collection each month, it isn’t just covered by taxes, so if someone puts trash in my can, they are essentially stealing from me.

      Sep 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #33.2   The Elf

      I love how you don’t want it in your own trash, but don’t mind putting it in your neighbor’s trash.


      Sep 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #34   KH

    I have the kids launch the dogs poop over the backyard fence. It is a field full of poison oak. The dog has been trained to poop in sandy areas, and then we cover it up. I will not pick up dog poop. I am the human. The dog is the dog. I will not use plastic, something that will never break down. I just will not. When our dog dies, we will not have another one. Dogs should be able to run wild and poop wherever they want to.

    Sep 4, 2011 at 2:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Nunavut Guy

      When dogs run wild they tend to form into packs.They kill other animals and sometimes small children.

      We shoot loose dogs up here.

      Sep 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #34.2   Rattus

      I certainly hope that you don’t live amongst other people. Civilized people at any rate.

      Sep 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #34.3   Sesquipedalian

      Rattus, perhaps you should look up where Nunavut is. It’s amazing what light a bit of context will shed.

      Sep 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #34.4   Rattus

      I know where Nunavut is – I’m Canadian and fully expect to be buying beach property there once global warming really kicks it up a notch. However, my response was to KH.

      Sep 6, 2011 at 11:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #35   misspiggy

    good Lord, I’ve never heard of such shocking behaviour. Of course you have to carry your dog’s poop home – you don’t get any special credit for doing so, you just have to do it. If you don’t like it, don’t have a dog.

    Don’t you people have dog poop laws? In the UK there is so much of the stuff that there are big fines for allowing your beast to poop without picking it up, or for putting it in the wrong place.

    Sep 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #36   Twez

    Maybe this is one of those opinions which is very dependent on where you live. I’m in a midtown suburban area in a midsized Southern city. I’d be so damn thrilled if my neighbors actually picked up their dog’s crap that it wouldn’t even occur to me to be “disgusted” that someone put the bag in my can.

    Sep 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #37   K

    I own a dog. I walk my dog every night. I make sure I pick up my dog’s poop and throw it away when I get home. Nothing annoys me more than several of my neighbors that don’t pick up THEIR dog’s poop. As far as throwing it in someone’s garbage? I’ve never done that, but I can’t say I’d really care (if the poop is in a bag and sealed up) if someone threw it in my garbage. At least it’s picked up.

    Sep 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #38   Canthz_B bang

    At least the old lady gives a shit.

    Sep 7, 2011 at 3:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #39   azurelunatic

    The smell inside a trash can where bagged dog poo has been marinating unventilated is *amazing*. My aunt keeps a dedicated trash can outside and then takes that bag to the big bin at the last minute, to cut down on the gag-factor.

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #40   Tyisha Jue

    Come on, tell me how you really feel.

    Sep 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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