Scoop that Poop!Posted: August 12, 2013
In an ideal world someone would invent a spray just like in the film Envy which makes dog poop disappear. Although the film never quite gets to the bottom of where the poop actually goes (and it turns out that Vapoorize is poisonous!), the concept would make life a lot easier don’t you think? But in the real world we have dog poo bags. I just wish more people used them.
As well as failing to pick up after their dogs, I’ve noticed that some people seem to discard their used bags on the floor, which isn’t much better. This is particularly noticeable on the towpaths by the river near where we live. You have to walk about hour to find a bin and on a hot day with a full poop bag in one hand and a lead in another mummy can sympathise a little. We both hope (possibly in vein) that the people who have left them are planning to pick them up on their way back. It doesn’t explain the bags that are thrown in the bushes though…
I’ve been trying to find solutions to this which are available in the UK. The first is a bit pricey, but I must admit sounds really good. These are Dicky Bags, which are a combined bag dispenser and used bag holder complete with an air freshner to prevent any nasty odours: http://www.dickybag.com/
The second is a slightly cheaper option and it’s a Leash Mate. You can get these from Xtra Dog, and it’s a two bag system that attaches to your lead: http://www.xtradog.com/shop/kyjen-outward-hound-leash-mate-orange.html
I haven’t tried either of these, (I did contact Dicky Bags but they didn’t respond to my offer to review their bags), but from reading up on them they would both save you from having to carry a used bag around until you find a bin. Personally I think a simple clip that attaches to your lead and holds the bag for you would do just as well. I know these are available in the US but so far I haven’t found them here. Hopefully someone will pick up the idea soon.
There are lots of good environmental and health reasons why you should clean up after your dog which can be found here. And of course you can be prosecuted if you fail to pick it up. So please scoop that poop!!