Back when we lived inNew Yorkwe moved into a house that had been vacant awhile. And since it had been vacant a neighborhood dog had claimed it as his own personal bathroom, even after we moved in. We never found out who the owner was. Today, thanks toDNAwe would be able to find the dog and its owner. PooPrints is a process in whichDNAsamples can be collected from dogs, so if dog poop is on your property it can be determined which dog is the culprit and the owner will be fined. Property managers across the nation are beginning to use this. I think it’s a great idea.

Where I live there’s doggie stations – a plastic bag to scoop up the poop and a trash bin to dispose of the poop. Since these are posted on the walking trails you would think every dog owner would use them, but they don’t. Since most pet owners think of their dogs as their children I don’t understand how one would let their child go on another person’s property and not clean it up.

Some pet owners dress up their dog. They pose with them in their wedding pictures (a little creepy.) And they have birthday parties for them and take them for ice cream. (I know this person.) Some whip out pictures, like they’re showing off the grandkids. They refer to them as their children.

Well, why then, if they’re just like your children and you treat them like children, do you let them go to the bathroom on your neighbor’s lawn? Would you let your child poop on the flowers around your neighbor’s mailbox and walk away? I don’t think so. Would you let your child pee on some stranger’s newly fertilized lawn and walk away? I don’t think so. Would you let your child pee on the snowman your neighbor’s children made to celebrate the first annual snowfall? I don’t think so. Poor Frosty. Would you let your child lift its leg to pee… let me stop here… if your child is lifting its leg to pee you have bigger problems than I thought. Get help!


Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?

Jerry Seinfeld

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