Dog poop should I pick it up or not....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 2468Chickensrgr8, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    what would you do?
    Look like "poop" is the topic of the day soooooohere's mine.....
    We moved here to the country from the city over a year ago.In the city I picked up after my dog all the time....we now live in the country on a dirt road and I have been still picking up after my dog.....hard habit to break.....But this past fall after meeting another neighbour and buying a quarter cow from them (MMMM GOOD)having a tea they asked me why do I carry aound a plastic it to pick up after the dog? I said yes and also another bag to pick up the empties people through in the ditch (25 dollars over the summer....:[​IMG]....[​IMG].thank you very much plus excercise !!!) and they laughed and said dont be doing that...your in the country! Its a dirt road!.....So my question to you all is.....Should I still be picking it up or should I kick it into the ditch and hopefully not step on it when I am collecting an empty?? and ALOT of people drink and drive shame shame shame....!!! and it would be nice of them to place a case of empties gently in the ditch instead of throwing the case so some don't break !!! thanks in advance
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    this time of year just kick it. during the summer, thats a little different. [​IMG]
  3. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    In the country, I'd leave the poop and pick up the cans or trash. You have more critters pooping around there than you have bags for if you know what I mean, [​IMG]
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    We live in the country...but our dogs are fenced in. We scoop poo...just so it doesn't smell after a rain. Of course, we toss it in the woods....near the leach bed for our septic. Also...I like a clean back yard..when I mow! LOL
  5. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    if it is on the dirt road where you are not constantly going to be stepping in it I say leave it. Our dog poo's in the gravel drive that leads to our house. The cars and rain take care of the poo there. But if she were pooing in the part of the yard we use daily I would clean it.
  6. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I think you should do what makes you happy. If you want to pick it up then do so despite what the neighbor says. I always pick up my dogs poo, no matter where we are, I figure it's the right thing to do. [​IMG]
  7. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    Leave the poo, I agree with horsechick.
    Pick up the cans.
    I never even imagined how many ppl liter till I moved to the country.
    Cans in my ditch, and tons of paper/plastic products blow into my yard.
  8. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    I hear you about the totally amazes me.....i cannot understand how people figure the sofa or tires they throw in the ditches are going to compost? It's not a banana peel !! and in the city when they do yard waste pick up and people miss the day they figure they can just come and dump it into a country ditch and it will disappear over time...but meanwhile everyone living on the road has to look at the piles of brown paper bags piling up.....I can go on forever !!! and it just amazes me about all the beer cans I find and most of the cans are expensive beer !!!!!
    Thanks for the advice on picking up the dog dog always waits for a car to go by and thats when he will do it......hahaha.....In the city I could just place a bag under his butt because he was on a shorter leash...
    and also I have to mention in the spring after the thaw this county people get together and pick up all the garbage in the ditches and then have a BBQ etc afterwards....but most people pick up after others....[​IMG]
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    If it is a place where lots of people are walking I would pick up the poo, if not, let it go. So if you're hiking with your dog, pick it up if it does it on the trail, but not if the poo is in the woods.

    After picking up many beer cans while camping, I would have to say that around here the litterbug fisherman's beverage of choice is Bud Light. My kids make pocket money when camping by picking up empties.
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Good for you for picking up the trash!
    As for the poop, I wouldn't bother, although I do encourage my dog to go off of the side of the road a bit so that no one else steps in it. The grossest time of year is right after the first big spring thaw - a season's worth of half frozen, moldy poops everywhere you look...[​IMG]

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