to want to throw shit at this woman?

(159 Posts)

Got your attention? Good. Obviously I don't really plan to throw poo at her.

We live opposite a small green that we used to walk across on the school run.

Recently it has been covered in dog turds hmm.

Just now from my bedroom window I saw a woman come out of her house directly across from me (the green is between us iyswim) with a fat labrador not on a lead who then proceeded to crap in two different spots on the green while she looked on.

She then called it over and they went back in the house angry

The green is used by kids after school and by families waiting for buses.

I appreciate this is a one off and I can't know for sure that her dog is responsible for all the shits but why the hell should she be allowed to use a public area as a dog toilet?

If I see her do the same again I am going to confront her. Is that unreasonable of me? Surely not.

jellyandcake Sun 12-Jan-14 13:20:33

There is tons of dog poo on the pavements round me. It's awful. I often think I hate dogs and would happily ban them but when feeling more rational, I remember that dogs are actually inoffensive, it is horrible anti-social owners who are the problem. So, like I would ban people who play music on their phones on buses and aggressive drivers, I would ban bad dog owners (if it were possible to 'ban' categories of people) but not actually dogs themselves. I just wish there was a way of catching the offending owners as they let their dogs poo everywhere, slapping à massive fine on them and banning them from future ownership of animals.

chandlery Sun 12-Jan-14 13:07:47

Not entirely on thread but consistent to some of the other posters, ie what's the worst poo to step in...

I used to work on an Industrial estate, we would occasionally get travellers camping in a car park overnight... Human excrement takes some beating.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 12:06:18

Being a "dog lover" implies ownership of dog/s in the same way that I, as a cat lover, have a cat. Quite liking something doesn't mean you love it. Me liking dogs doesn't mean I am a "dog lover" and have them living in my house. No inconsistency. Me quite liking dogs doesn't mean I want the faff and hassle of owning one. I'll leave that to the dog lovers. You don't have to have a dog in order to see that your posts advocating "banning dogs" (ffs!) are barking mad. Yes, it's a pun.

No inconsistency, simply common sense.

And now I'll stop posting on the thread you successfully hijacked.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:53:32

Farms? Parks, I meant.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:52:48

Lester, sometimes I think people people who farm/grew up on farms have a gigantic superiority complex about their attitude to animals, thinking that theirs is the only right, sane one. You may think all animals are commodites - not everyone agrees with you. You may not understand the concept if having a pet -it's of people do. Thank goodness, some people think that animals have rights as well, otherwise there would be mote cruelty than there is now, and no legislation to tackle these people. And no, I am now not simply talking about dogs in farms.

HesterShaw Sun 12-Jan-14 11:48:49

Pretty Wtf? Where have I advocated banning dogs in public places? I had a little rant early in the thread about some bastard putting dog crap in my wheelie bin, but that is all. I think you must be confusing me with someone else shame Lester and Hester rhyme

Squidwardtenticles Sat 11-Jan-14 23:45:31

Please don't post dog turds in the womans letterbox.
Somebody where I live got fed up of some cow letting her dog poop on his garden so he picked it up, followed her home and posted it.

She rang the police and he got into trouble.

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 11-Jan-14 23:44:58

My bitch takes ages to wee, I've had people shouting at me as they think I haven't cleaned up after her. [Hmm]

I get the subtle difference between being a dog lover and just liking then.

It does largely sound like you are on your own here Lester

As for the puppy Farm issue its hardly a secret they'd soon go out of business of people stopped buying from them. To me the dogs nature was more important than her breed, she was a rescue and not even a pup when we got her.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 23:38:35

Pretty
You seem to think that dogs should have the same status and rights in society as people. You can't ban children, old people, taxi drivers from public spaces in general because they are human. Dogs, on the other hand are not human, and could easily be banned from public spaces.

The argument about the majority suffering because of the minority just doesn't hold up. Lots of things have been banned from or in public spaces because of the behaviour of the minority. Guns, smoking, speeding cars, parking in certain places.

If I knew which filthy bastards let their dogs shit on the pavement in my street I would do something about it but really why should I have to.

Frusso Sat 11-Jan-14 23:31:30

pennsylvania65000 some dogs squat to wee too. particularly I the have hip displacia

I hate dog shit. I'm sick of stepping around it. If I can clean up after my dog every other lazy fooker that currently doesn't should too. It's just fooking lazy. And gives decent dog owners a bad name.

Prettykitty111 Sat 11-Jan-14 23:20:57

Lester actually tramps are reeeeaaallllllly unpleasant if you step on them. The dont like it AT ALL!
Hester why should my dog not be allowed in public places when he is well trained and I pick up every poo hes ever done just because of some other moron. If that's the new rule I would like to ban all children from resturants because one kicked my chair alot and runined my meal a while back. I would like to ban all old people from leaving the house because one fell over in front of me and I was late to a meeting helping them. I would like to ban all taxi drivers because one ripped me off. Shall I go on? You can't punish the majority for the minority but you can put poo through the minorities front door (my mums done it loads its easy)!

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 22:57:04

Good idea Pennsylvania. I'd be good at that job!

pennsylvania65000 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:50:16

You can't ban dogs from public places unless you make facilities for dogs to go like in the States. I'm all for Dog Parks. Also I think dog mess is out of control too. Maybe every street should have a dog-crap warden that follows said offender home and contacts Police.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 22:44:30

Hester, you are inconsistent. You say you're not a dog lover than minutes later you say you like dogs. I think there is a consensus that everyone hates dog shit in public places. Not sure why you think there isn't?

I'm sure there are lots of MNers who don't agree with me that dogs should be banned from public places but I'm also sure that there are plenty of people in this country who would support my views.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 22:36:10

Why steady on? A lot of people are very fed up with dog shit everywhere. Its not just on pavements its everywhere. Other posters have complained about their children getting covered in it at the park, and others about dog owners letting their dogs shit outside schools. Why shouldn't people have the right to enjoy public spaces free from the misery of dog shit? If you want to have a dog keep it in your house/garden/other land that you own. No need to inflict it on the rest of us.

HesterShaw Sat 11-Jan-14 22:32:06

That's not a consensus. That's just you saying that.

pennsylvania65000 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:28:59

wooh steady on there old chap.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 22:27:41

Seems that we have a consensus. Everyone hates dog shit, even the dog owners. Solution = ban dogs from public places.

Rosieliveson Sat 11-Jan-14 22:26:11

Happy sack?!!! blush I mean nappy sack.

You could anonymously post a nah of nappy sacks through the door with a post it 'for the dog doo'. It's non confrontational but let's her know it's been noticed.

pennsylvania65000 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:25:38

I agree with previous post. Bitches do squat to wee aswell and my wolf is always mistaken for doing a crap when infact this really isn't the case.

Rosieliveson Sat 11-Jan-14 22:24:09

Was going to say what coffeeinbed said. I don't have a dog but always offer a happy sack from my changing bag.

HesterShaw Sat 11-Jan-14 22:17:19

There are too many though. Puppy breeding farms should be banned, if you want to ban something.

HesterShaw Sat 11-Jan-14 22:16:23

But I like dogs. They're ok. They run around being fun and barking at seagulls. They amuse me. I don't want them banned!

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 11-Jan-14 22:14:47

I love dogs - I hate dog shit in public places and have in fact been known to get VERY annoyed about it.

I dont blame the dog thought it is TOTALLY down to bad lazy ownership and we are seeing a lot of that these days, mainly with regard to training and socialisation. So many people are getting dogs when they are out at work all day and dont have the time to walk and train them properly - I guess that is even more of a problem if you are living in a town.

LesterBurnam Sat 11-Jan-14 22:14:00

Hester, I think the problem is that they are too easily separated grin getting rid of dogs from public places would also get rid of the dog shit problem.

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