It’s the third Monday of the month, which means it is time for the #ScoopThatPoop blog hop, hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever, cohosted by, of course, me, Emma the GBGV on poop patrol, Oz the Terrier, Pawsitively Pets, The World According to Garth Riley and The Lazy Pitbull. Join in to find out more about this stinky subject and help us spread the word to clean up after your pup!
Here we are in the middle of winter. We just got a nice fresh load of snow. We love snow, but what scares us? What is under that snow! It seems to me that humanoids use winter as an excuse to be lazy, but winter is a season, not an excuse!
What do humans always say happens in the winter? I got fat because it was winter and I couldn’t go out. My dog got fat in the winter because he couldn’t go out, I’m bored in the winter because I can’t go out, etc. Well, I have to really howl at humans for this winter excuse! Everyone can go out in the winter and actually we are far more active in the winter than in the summer. At least when it is cold out you can bundle up, but have you tried taking clothes/fur off in the summer? You can only remove so much and you are still way too hot! I understand that not everyone is as crazy as my Mom taking us for walks when it is -25 F outside, but seriously, for most, winter means single digits at its coldest and that is completely doable! We walk and do our business year round and we have all survived and stayed healthier because of it. If you live where there is winter, get out and enjoy it!
The other lazy behavior that really gets me howling is humans leaving poop because it is winter. Either it falls through the snow and no one sees it, they shove snow over it with their foot rather than picking it up, or it just stays on top of the snow. Poop is ugly, let’s face it! The poop in the photo above we found on a walk, at a bus stop of all places! Yuck! Poop in the grass isn’t as ugly because it is hard to see which is why it is always getting stepped in, but poop on snow is UGLY! Who wants to look at that? Have you see what happens to poop when the snow melts? The soggy brown substance that you can no longer pick up sits on the grass until it finally disintegrates and pollutes the ground. People, Pick Up The Poop!
Put on a coat, boots, gloves and go outside for a minute and pick up that poop. I guarantee, you will not die! It is much easier to grab it “while it’s hot” than to get an ice pick and chip it out days or weeks later! How inviting is the house above we saw on a morning walk? All that stuff on the “front lawn” is poop. I bet people love to visit those folks in the winter, real inviting, NOT! Disgusting!
Please if not for yourself, do the rest of the world a favor and Scoop That Poop in the snow! Your neighbors don’t want to look out their window and see your dog’s poop piles all over the yard, and those of us that walk all the time in the winter don’t want poop as scenery either! Winter is a season, not an excuse to let everything slide!
***The scene in the first photo was staged in our yard with “imported poop”. We still follow our “the yard is not a bathroom policy”.***