Dear Dog owner,
It’s nice that you own a dog. We really, really like dogs. But we’re not a big fan of dog poo. As poos go, it is one of the worst. And it’s extra disgusting when it’s left in the wrong place.
Since you own a dog, you also own its poo. And since you own its poo, it is up to you to take care of its disposal, not us. Our garbage bin is not in the lane very often but when it is, it is not there to receive your dog’s poo. Since we do not get to enjoy the joys that come with the ownership of your dog – the unconditional love, the sloppy dog kisses, the long walks in the rain – it stands to reason we shouldn’t have to deal with the downsides.
Beyond the obvious rudeness of it all, when you put your dog’s poo in our empty garbage bin it lands at the bottom. Garbage bags get put on top over the course of the week and your nicely knotted bag then squirts poo into the bottom of our bin resulting in a lovely dog poo smell every time we open it.
Now don’t think that just because we’d like to keep our bin poo-free it means that you can drop it on the ground by the fence or anywhere in the lane either. If you have enough energy to walk you dog off your property so it can do its business, you have enough energy to carry its bag of poo home with you and get rid of it properly. Its not like you’re walking an elephant.
We have seen you drop poo in our garbage bin but haven’t yet been quick enough to get out there and catch you. Please don’t let it come to that. Please be a polite and responsible dog owner.
Of course, this isn’t directed at all dog owners… just the one or two taking liberties with our garbage bin. Most people who walk their dogs around our house are very conscientious about taking their baggies with them.