Pete is a vet who likes to spread himself around with newspaper articles, radio and television appearances and even the occasional bit of veterinary practice. Now I know Pete quite well. He and I have shared a few laughs in the past over Sandy’s antics, and he is a bloke I normally respect. He has really pissed me off now though.
Pete thinks it’s a good idea to use surveillance cameras, which are supposed to be for anti-terrorism purposes, to spy on people who don’t clean up their dogs’ shit.
What the fuck is he thinking?
Once again, the Nanny State has decided that dog shit is not only a criminal offence but is now an act of terrorism.
Stepping in dog poo is not a pleasant experience, mainly because you invariably don’t realise you have done it until you have walked it into the carpet. There is a very simple solution to this little problem – don’t do it. If people spent more time looking where they were walking and less time playing with their fucking mobiles phones, they would arrive home with pristine shoes.
I have never scooped a poop. I wouldn’t demean my dog. She is embarrassed enough by her toiletry functions without drawing attention to the little piles. I just leave them there to dry, and then practice my golf swings with them. In fact, I had an excellent round of golf yesterday with all the excrement left behind by our K8’s mutt.
Of course the Nanny State [and Pete] uses the old chestnut about Toxocara. The latter is an very rare disease, and if you don’t want your kids to catch it, then don’t let them play with dog turds. It’s as simple as that.
Of course Ireland is going one better than the UK, in that our horses have to wear nappies. For fuck’s sake! Are people so offended now by a little drop of shit that even horses have to be humiliated? If you don’t like the smell of nature then fuck off back to your sanitised apartment and drown yourself in air freshener.
I am going to have to have a serious talk with Pete the next time I see him. I will ask him if he ever got caught short while out in the countryside and did he nip behind a bush? And what did he do with his his little deposit? Did he bring it home with him?
Let he who has never shit cast the first stone.