Friday, July 29, 2011

The Myth of the Poop Fairy

Like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, the fabled Poop Fairy has been the stuff of legend. Flying undetected in parks, neighborhoods and schoolyards, she was said to follow close behind dogs and their owners — picking up what the dog left behind, before flying off to the next canine creation. A widespread belief that she existed seemed to reassure some that cleaning up after one’s dog was sort of … optional. 
However, in response to a growing number of poop piles, and a growing number of citizen complaints, the Jefferson County (Colorado) Animal Control office has partnered with local park districts and homeowner associations to bring you this public service announcement:


LuLu Kellogg said...

Some pet owners can be so irresponsible. We have 7 dogs and we pick up their poo twice a day in our own yard. If they go on walkies, we always take poo bags with us :)


trickortreat said...

No reason NOT to clean up after your dog, now that the little bags that can be stored on a dog leash are so available. I keep finding them in cute designs too.

@Lulu, I'm envious- 7 dogs!!

~*Gumbo Soul*~ said...

bahahahaha! I agree that you should clean up after your dog but that poster cracks me up.

Suzie said...

That poor Faerie sure earns her wings quickly! How on earth did she get stuck with that job!?

In our town, there are not only dog level drinking fountains all over, but poo bag dispensers too, holding plastic baggies for those who didn't bring their own. .and it is amazing how many tourists still won't clean up after their puppy woofer.

But some locals aren't any better. .I watch this woman who lives a block over, walk her dog daily, letting him do his thing in the neighbor's front yard, never cleaning up afterward. The neighbor finally posted a huge sign in his yard, screaming to clean up after your dog. .you, and WE, know who you are! So, did she start cleaning up? Heck no. .she just changed her route!

Justine's Halloween said...

Haha, Oh I love this! What a cute and creative sign. Yeah, I hate having to dodge piles of poo while taking a walk!

When I was in Vail, CO last summer I saw a sign with a picture of a dog cleaning up its own waste. It was so funny. It's great that Colorado takes poop cleanup seriously!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hee hee hee! Very clever!

sakibmoon said...

Great one. I suggest to use poop bags for it. It will make your task easy.