I’m not sure if the culture has changed or something in me has changed and now I’m just noticing things I didn’t notice before. Hmmm … I’m going to go with the culture because I don’t remember the whacked out crazy pet people being so prevalent when I was a kid. When I was a kid people had dogs and they stayed at home to protect the residence. They didn’t fit in a purse. They slept outside (and survived). They ate dry dog food … and they shit in the owner’s backyard.
Well, now I can’t go a week without seeing someone’s dog taking a shit on the grass by the curb while I drive to work! I don’t want to see Spot pushing out a log right after I’ve eaten breakfast. What the fuck is wrong with people these days!? People walk out the door with their dog, a baggy and the intention to have their dog shit while they stand next to it. Then they pick up the hot, steamy pile of dog shit with their hand and bring it with them for the rest of their walk.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am grateful that people pick up their dog’s shit rather than just leaving it there … but can’t you train your dog to shit at home with only an occasional oops when he’s out? I cleaned up after my dog for 10 years until he died and cleaning up his shit in my backyard was one of my least favorite things … and I let the sun dry it out before I picked it up. Any that weren’t dried out … waited for next trash pick up. Now I constantly see people standing next to their dog, holding the leash talking with their friend while the dog takes a deuce. Then, just as a matter of fact, they reach down with a baggy and pick it up and keep walking … hot, steamy shitbag in hand. Fucking gross!
I don’t know. Maybe I have an unusual aversion to feces that most people don’t. I just don’t think it’s normal to stand there while your dog takes a shit. I don’t think you need to have it on parade for everyone to watch either. No one enjoys watching this. Let’s move the dog’s business back to the backyard … where it belongs!