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Aberdeen Woman Decorates Dog Poos With Strawberries And Cream

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WHEN THERESA Ritchie spots a dog poo on an Aberdeen street she decorates it in strawberries and cream, or icing sugar and Nutella, which she keeps in her handbag.

Theresa says:

“People in Peterhead are regularly stepping on dog mess on the pavements. I wanted to highlight the problem in an amusing way. This shows people are watching dog owners who can’t be bothered to clean up after their pets. The food idea has showed that dog poo wasn’t being cleaned up by the council. It sometimes lies on the streets for around eight weeks.”

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Posted: 1st, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (3)

Worse Than Dog Poo: The Real Stink Should Be Over On-The-Spot Fines

DO we sympathise with Peter Taylor, styled as “Community-spirited” by the Stoke Sentinel? Or we do we think he made a problem worse?

The local council is very much of the opinion that Mr Taylor is a nuisance. It handed him an £80 fine for picking up a pump of dog poo left on a pathway in Central Forest Park, Hanley, Staffordshire, and relocating it into long grass.

After complaining at the absurdly high charge, Stoke-on-Trent City Council relented. The charge was cancelled. But Mr Peter was told off for not putting the turd in a bin. And that upsets him. As he says: “I clear the paths nearly every day. I go out and see where the mess is then I go out with a shovel and throw it in the long grass, but apparently I’m not supposed to do that. They told me to leave it where it is and they will come out and remove it.”


Carrying out a Clochemerle-type engagement with becoming dignity (he refused to complete the performance) is Digby, a three year old Pyrenean mountain rescue dog owned by Mrs J. Hull of Cheam, Surrey. He is seen officially opening a dog’s toilet at Roper’s Gardens, one of two set up on Chelsea Embankment by Kensington and Chelsea Council. Holding Digby’s lead is broadcaster Robert Robinson, who was described as guest of honour. Uninvited guest at the ceremony were demonstrators demanding free school milk for children instead of loos for dogs. Date: 15/03/1972



Dog poo is disgusting. Along with listening to other people’s loud phone calls on crowed trains, dog poo not cleared by the animal’s owner is something that annoys most of us. Mr Tay;or adds: “They said, ‘once you have touched something it is your responsibility, which sounds ridiculous to me. I couldn’t believe it. They weren’t going to cancel it straight away. I had to argue about it over three or four phone calls.  They were trying to penalise someone who picks up litter all the time. The dog mess up that end of the park is terrible. I told them I won’t bother doing it anymore. You can’t blame me for that. I’ve lived here for 25 years but the mess has only started to get bad when they did the paths up about six years ago.”

Did the dogs refuse to go on the old, less well-maintained paths? Are dogs choosy?

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

Perth woman gets arm trapped in dog poo bin – fire crew stage rescue

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TO Letham park, Perth, Scotland, where a woman, 39, has her arm trapped in a dog poo bin.

Why? Was she trying to post a letter? Was she looking for food?

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Posted: 25th, July 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)

Hunt is on for foreign Centaur pooing in a Somerset car park

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TO Misterton, Somerset, where the hunt is on for the ‘person’ who has taken to leaving a pile of poo in the middle of the village hall car park.
Booking clerk Lorraine Clarke has a hunch:
“Obviously we get dog walkers and different things like that up here but to be honest, by the size of it – unless it was a huge dog the size of a horse – it’s not a dog. It has got to be human because it is a fair pile and it’s got toilet paper – and I don’t see many dogs going around with a loo roll. It’s been going on long enough now. We want to know who is responsible.”

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Posted: 29th, June 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Dog poo hero faces up to 20 years in prison for tossing dog turd at man who failed to clean up after his pet

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FREE Rebecca Trammell! The 46-year-old  has been charged with the second degree felony of aggravated assault. Her alleged crime? Losing control in a Austin, Texas, dog park. What she did? Trammell was so upset with a man at Canyon Creek Apartments’ dog park whom she claims was not cleaning up his dog’s faeces, she picked up his doggy’s turds and tossed at the rabid owner.

She then picked up a big jagged rock and tossed that at the man’s body. The rock missed.

She then spat in the man’s face. 

But the poo, right? The dog owner left a big steaming pile of poo on the ground. That’s got to be worse than spitting? Has Bristol council produced a billboard posters warning of the peril of throwing large jagged rocks and gobbing? No. But it has produced this poster of a child chowing down on a stray dog poo.

Sure, Trammell reportedly attacked another person. But the trigger was that the dog owner did not have his animal on a leash and never cleared up its poo. Yes, yes, she did grab the owner’s leash, cutting his hand and seriously injuring him, according to police, but big wet globs of dog poo are revolting.

But this being America, Trammell is facing two to 20 years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine. The dog owner remains free to walk his poo dropper. That can’t be right.

She should be freed. And, if possible, given a job as dog warden in London’s poo-infested parks…

YouTube link.

Posted: 25th, June 2013 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)

Is that a young Lindsay Lohan advertising the perils of poo eating for Bristol Council?

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CAN a child’s work ruin the adult’s career?

Dennis Waterman did not let a boyhood advertising Rowntree’s Fruit Gums hold him back from a successful TV career. Little Dennis sang:

Don’t forget my fruit gums, Mum,
I just love those fruit gums, Mum,
Thruppence buys a tube of fruit gums,
Gums that last all day.
Bring me home some fruit gums, Mum,
All my pals love fruit gums, Mum,
Rowntree’s fruit gums last the longest,
That’s why we all say:
They’re smashing! They’re Rowntree’s!

The young Dakota Fanning shilled for Tide, dribbling food down her pink dress. She too would go on to achieve showbiz fame.

A past promoting the GAF Viewmaster did Jodie Foster no harm. She went on to become an A-list Hollywood stalwart.

So there is hope, then, for the child seen eating dog poo in the above advert created for Bristol Council. We could be looking at the next Lindsay Lohan…

Posted: 24th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment (1)

Dog poo postage scheme wins ad agency award

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ONLY once have I received a turd in the post. It was from a man who didn’t like the insurance company mail shot he’d been sent. My job for the summer was to open the replies. Other replies were threatening and deranged. But the large turd sticks in the mind.

Burgers on the council of Brunete, Spain, agree that a turd in the post is rarely wanted. They’ve been posting dog poos back to the dog’s owners in boxes marked ‘Lost Property’.

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Posted: 6th, June 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Man alerted to dog poo menace tripped and fell on wife


TODAY’S example of Nominative Determinism, the phenomenon whereby human beings’ lives are shaped by their names, features Lincolnshire couple Michael and Anna Webster. Each slipped and fell because of dog poo. They both fell while walking along Old School Mews in Spilsby.

He says:

“My wife pointed towards some you know what on the footpath, I turned to look where she was pointing, missed the step, tripped and fell on her, she broke her arm, I fractured my wrist and landed on my ribs. It was partially my fault that I had fallen over and it was very unfortunate that I landed on my wife but my attention had been diverted because of the dog mess.” 

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Posted: 26th, March 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Use the Flintshire Doggy Do app to harvest the turds and feed them to slack owners

HAPPY days for John Waters fans and other dog poo enthusiasts. Councils in Blaenau Gwent and Vale of Glamorgan have taken up the free Flintshire Doggy Do app. Thanks to Flintshire council’s technology, every time locals see a dog turd on the street, users press the app. and the map is updated.

Kevin Jones, Flintshire council cabinet member for public protection, waste and recycling, said:

“This app is just one of the methods we are using to address the issue of dog fouling in the county. It means that residents can report incidents to us any time of the day, any day in the week at a time that suits them. It’s restricted for use in the county of Flintshire, and is free to download.” 

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Posted: 8th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

North London Mum Turns Dog Poo Into Cup Cakes

ANYONE attempting to eat Louise Willows’ cupcakes in Crouch End, North London, had best watch out. Those tasty looking treats littering the pavements have been drawn on in chalk.

The wail of children’s tears is broken by Willows telling us:

“I only wish they’d keep an eye out for the perpetrators of the actual crime.”

The crime is dog poo. So angered by dog poo is Willows that she picks the stuff up and marks the crime scene with a drawing of a pink cupcake in a yellow cup.

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Posted: 9th, April 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Dog Poo Is Not A Cash Crop

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

CAN dog poo be a source of fuel? Can you turn over your garden to crops with the aid of poodle fertiliser?

In Lincolnshire, Patricia Hazelwood has been fiend for refusing to clean up her dog’s poo – dog poo that her dog unloaded in her garden.

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Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (20)