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”.***
Amber DaWeenie says
Holee Smokies! POOP SICKLES! Glad I live where it’s warm all the time!
It is ugly on the snow!
Molly The Wally says
LOL Poopsickles. We always pick up whatever the weather. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
That is the best way to handle it!
Important to always scoop and winter is no excuse. 🙂
I just wish all humans with dogs felt that way!
Luckily we don’t have to deal with poopsicles out her in SoCal, but I remember from my days living back in Syracuse how disgusting it was to see all those brown piles in the yard. To make it worse, my dog Max had a liking for poosicles, so it was doubly important to get out there…but I’ll tell you, when you have a 3-day blizzard, it’s tough. ANother reason I love Socal 😉
We still walk in blizzards, so there is no reason to not find it since Mom has to stop and wait for us to do our business and can then scoop it right up 😉
Ellen Shedlarz says
When you live in a city you always have to put your coats, hats and gloves on and walk the puppies. We never forget the poop bags. I remember when you did have to pick up the poop in New York. You also could not walk and it certainly wasn’t healthy for other puppies!
Great reminder for everyone. Thank you Emma!
Even in the dark this morning on our walk we could see all the poop in the snow in the yards and stuff, so ugly!
Panda the Boston says
Oh, Emma, you are so cute and wise to tackle a stinky subject. Have a marvelous Monday! XOXO Panda the Boston
Thank you…I will shower when I finish 😉
I agree! I always get out and scoop the poop when I know we are getting some snow. It’s so gross to go out in the backyard and see so many poop land mines!
It is so nasty looking on snow.
Oz the Terrier says
I don’t care if it is “imported poop” that first photo is pawesome!!! I have to share it on principle! BOL Now, since I do not get snow I did not realize how UGLY poop on snow is. And OMD, Emma…can those people NOT go into their own front yard and pick up the poop?!? People are so lazy when it comes to scooping…I wrote about that as well today. Good grief. Everyone needs to #ScoopThatPoop!
Thanks, Oz! That one house is seriously gross. They should be so embarrassed.
Will and Eko says
Glad you’re on patrol. No excuses for any of us!
I do my best 🙂
Christina Berry says
Thanks for the reminder that winter isn’t an excuse, Emma! I wish more people “got” it. 🙂
Around my house summer isn’t bad, but winter is a nightmare with poop!
Roxy the Traveling Dog says
Poop is much easier to get in the snow when it’s warm. Thankfully we just have to get it off the rocks.
Watch out for sunning lizards on the rocks 🙂
M. K. Clinton says
There is no excuse for humans to leave their dog’s poop for other’s to step in or look at ever. Ugh!
It is nasty in the winter!
Cathy Bennett says
So grateful to you for getting this message out, I always say if you can’t scoop poop then please do not get a dog! Emma, I am in love with your photo today. Absolutely adorable!
Thank you, I take my poop patrol position quite seriously!
Golden Woofs: Sugar says
Oh My I will not visit that house, disgusting YUKS and not a good way to welcome guests. We got lots of snow too and noticed that our neighbor’s dog is pooping on our front yard and not picking it up. Of course, mom informed them #ScoopThatPoop. Golden Thanks for helping us spread the word and importance of scooping dog’s poop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
That is disgusting! We rarely have anyone poop in our yard, but in the park and along the street there is plenty lying around.
Great post Ems, and totally agree. Both about walking in the colder weather and about scooping the poop. Can’t think of anything worse that having a snowball fight and picking up a pile of poop with the snow – eeeew!
Oh heavens, never even thought of that!
your right. I looks totally weird in the snow. Last year the kids made a snow man what had some “spots” on the wrong place… it’s really sad, that some people are just to lazy to remove the pop of their dogs.
It is because it is just bad for the environment and for anyone trying to walk around and it is ugly!
Jessica Rhae Williams says
Seeing poop on top of the snow when we are out hiking is even more maddening than seeing it on the ground other times. In no-snow conditions, I try to tell myself that maybe they couldn’t see it. In the snow, it’s like a big, flashing, neon sign. Pick it up people!
That is so right and in the spring when the snow melts, that poop is even more disgusting!
mollie and alfie says
Puke… that is totally disgusting.. I’m not doing Snow Angels there.. Just Scoop that Poop guys!!!!!! xxooxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend snow angels on those spots in my blog today!
Ew. Poopsicles. Not fun treats.
No, we prefer pupsicles for sure!
LOL, that first photo is too cute!
The last two are gross though, yuck! I’ll admit that when we first moved here, around farm land and with few people about, I fell into the bad habit of just leaving the poop after forgetting to bring baggies with me a few times. I figured the ground was covered in all sorts of farm animal poop anyway, what was a few dog turds gonna do? I also used the snow as an excuse. Bad, bad habit! The dog poop does make a difference. It needs to be picked up, always. So I decided to break that bad habit about a year or two ago and started picking up again and making sure I have a roll of baggies in every purse, coat pocket, poop bag dispenser, and in the glove box of the car (which has saved my butt more than once, btw!)
Thanks for sharing and spreading this message about, Emma! It’s very important to pick up the poop.
Thank you, and I am glad you have refined your ways and are once again a proud picker upper!
Excellent points! I used to get lazy about poop patrol in winter. But that was before I got Pierson. Since Pierson is a notorious poop-eater, I pick up poop in all kinds of weather.
Everything happens for a reason, he eats poop for a reason…to keep you in check 😉
Jan K says
You are so right, Emma, nothing makes snow look uglier than piles of poop in it. No matter how cold it is, it only takes a few minutes to go out and clean up after your dog. That is way better than dealing with a disaster in the spring!
Dolly the Doxie says
We are so in trouble if you come to our yard! If the poop doesn’t get picked up before it snows again it gets buried! Love Dolly
I will remember to wear rubber waders in the spring if I stop by your place!
Kimberly Gauthier says
What I find interesting is that winter is the easiest time to pick up poop. It’s frozen and easy to scoop up. I’m not a fan of the cold, but at least the cold makes one of my chores easier 🙂
Exactly! It doesn’t even smell as bad in the winter since it freezes so fast!
You are very good at that patrol thing Emma!
I do my best…and being a hound helps.
It really ruins the beautiful clean white snow, but we would never leave that for someone to step in!
Good for you guys…bigger dogs bigger piles too!
Ann Staub says
Amen Emma! Thankfully it is not that cold where I live. You say it’s doable but I think I might freeze to death! BOL… dog poop in the snow is not something I’ve dealt with before, but it’s a great topic. That last photo is a little disturbing =X
We are so disgusted by that front yard we had to photograph and post it. I’m sure they don’t read my blog, but I sure wish they did – YUCK!
Our pawrents always follow us around the yard and scoop our poops right away when we make our deposit. There is never any in our yard unless they don’t see us sneak off to do it.
Millie & Walter
Very good, then you don’t have to worry if you play chase and wrestle either.
I don’t even want to ask about the ‘imported poop!’ 🙂
I can’t imagine anyone breaking the rules with sergeant Emma on patrol!
I love winter too, as it’s a bit cooler here and I want to spend more time in the garden, so I get even more exercise – no snow to play with though – doh! It was 74F today, so I don’t even think there’s any snow on the way either…. 🙁
I hope you’re having a fun day,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
You would love the snow! Bailie and I get snowballs all over our fur, I think you would get them too. It is lots of fun when we come back inside as we defrost like ice cubes leaving water all over the house. Mom loves it! Enjoy your warm weather!
Beagles and Bargains says
I scooped that poop today in the snow just like I do every day!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Great post and fabulous pictures. It is much harder to scoop when frozen so just do it when it happens.
•*´RollyDolly`*• (@agnes6060) says
the poop in the snow is cute though it’s not good!!!