October 02, 2003
Dog shit in my wheelie-bin

It was around 6:30am this morning I was listening to the radio (Radio 4 Today programme) as I got out of bed - and I had just heard the radio presenter talking about how the hot weather that we had this summer is resulting in a spectacularly colourful Autumn. So instead of heading off to the bathroom for my normal morning rituals - I stopped to spend a few minutes looking out of my bedroom window at these spectacular colours of Autumn.

The spectacular colours of Autumn as viewed from my bedroom window.

As I was stood there watching the world go by (i.e. the cars, trucks and buses going by) I noticed a middle-aged Asian guy taking his dog for a walk. He was walking on the footpath that runs outside my house (from left to right as you see in the picture above) - and his dog was on the end of a lead - walking on the grassy verge between the footpath and the road (see picture above).

At the point right outside my house - the dog decided that it wanted to have a shit. So, the owner stops to let the dog do its business - and I was really quite annoyed by this - I have little clue about owning a dog and all the rituals that go with it - but it really irks me something bad when I see a dog-owner just standing there waiting for his/her dog to finish fouling in a public place. After about 30 seconds - the dog finished shitting - and the owner bent down to scoop up the “blob” with a plastic carrier bag. Now - when I saw this happening I felt a little less annoyed: this owner had been good enough to clear up after his dog. Anyway - the dog and it’s owner carried on walking - and I was just about to head of to the bathroom myself - when I spotted the dog-owner doing something that REALLY GOT ME ANNOYED: As he was walking past my house - he stopped at my wheelie bin (which was out near the pavement due to the wheelie-bin men coming on Thursdays) - opened up the lid - and threw his plastic-bag-wrapped tog turd inside! Yes - he threw his dog shit in my wheelie bin! I simply could not believe the audacity of it - and I am extremely irritated by that.

Posted by jag at October 02, 2003 07:37 AM

Lucky it was bin day!

Posted by: Stu on October 2, 2003 01:36 PM

see you’re not meant to do that, wait for your dog to do it’s business is fine, but they have special bins for the crap…

Posted by: Jaina on October 2, 2003 06:14 PM

Stu: yes - but I really find the whole idea of dog-turd in my wheelie-bin really off-putting.

Jaina: There don’t seem to be any special bins for dog-shit on the pavements of the streets around here. I’ve only ever seen those special containers in the local parks. So - this guy just uses my wheelie-bin instead. That really got up my nose that did.

Posted by: Jag on October 2, 2003 09:44 PM

Let’s hope the poop smell didn’t get up your nose too!

Jag - Another coincidence, my blog entry today also featured a dog.


Posted by: Annie Mole on October 3, 2003 01:13 AM

Jag: your dog story made me laugh…sorry mate… but I could just picture the whole scene unfolding in slow motion. I wonder what I wd have done in your place…probably run after the dog owner and embarrass him…make him take the dog poo home to throw into his bin.

Posted by: Ritu on October 4, 2003 01:41 AM

of course, the alternative would be to leave it on the ground, I suppose.

Posted by: Lisa on October 4, 2003 11:10 AM

Ritu: well I suppose it’s made me laugh looking back after the event.

Lisa: Well, yes, I suppose so - but just because the guy has a dog - doesn’t mean he has the right to discard hiw dog’s faeces anywhere - not the road, not my bin, not anybody else’s bin. He’s not doing society any favours by owning the dog in the first place - so other citizens aren’t obliged to compensate him for it.

Posted by: Jag on October 4, 2003 01:30 PM

sorry to hear about your luck mate…then again, i looked outside my window today and saw my wheelie bin having a shit on my path ! its ok though…i put in the dog!

Posted by: j king on February 14, 2004 01:35 AM

Why would you worry about this?. The turd is in a plastic bag, and the wheelie bin is on the footpath (you can’t smell it out there) and it is about to be emptied. I would have applauded the guy. You must have very little to worry about in life.

Posted by: Scott on February 23, 2004 09:35 AM

Yeah, you owe the dog owner money infact as he was giving you dog shit in a bag, you could have run downstairs and used it as a hot pocket warmer or something.

Posted by: dave on April 13, 2004 07:14 PM

Reminds me of a similar story which happened in southampton a few years ago . A chap i knew said he had a problem of dogs mess in his front garden and he tried to find the culprit.……eventually he saw an asian chap with an alsation who happily let the dog do its business on someone elses lawn . After the deed had been done he picked up the poo and followed the chap home and then threw it over his lawn shouting for him se how he likes it .….true story
p.s not the same chap i hope!!

Posted by: steve on August 31, 2004 12:26 PM

your a sad person

Posted by: izka on October 19, 2004 06:09 PM

do you want shit on your path, shoe or discarded porno mags?

Posted by: bob on December 13, 2004 03:04 PM

Around my way there are lamposts with pictures of dogs taking a shit with red a “X” on the shit. Would it be allowable for the man to allow his dog to take a shit and leave it on your path if he drew a red “X” on the shit with a felt tip pen after the dog had finished taking the shit?

Posted by: dave on December 22, 2004 09:09 AM

This was really a bad thing to do, if it was me i would have chased the owner and followed him home, where i would have shit in his wheelie bin and seen how he liked it.

Posted by: chris on December 22, 2004 11:38 AM

Think yourself lucky he had it in a bag first. The alternatives don’t bear thinking about.

Posted by: andrea on January 3, 2005 12:58 AM

if i was the dog owner i would have asked you to open the window that you were looking from and pelth the dog shit across your face for being so noisy. Also this dog shit would only manure your brown fucking surroundings.

Posted by: tom on February 2, 2005 12:39 PM

Thanks “Tom” - is that the sort of behaviour they teach you at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology?

Posted by: Jag on February 5, 2005 02:36 PM
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