Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dog Fouling, Racism and Religious Prejudice

As all our regular and avid readers will be aware, here at Dog Fouling and Red Rubber Bands HQ we oppose any type of bad behaviour. In particular, we have no time for prejudice of any kind, racial, religious or otherwise.

That is why we were so shocked at the content of the video shown below. Dog fouling in itself is little more than a manifestation of evil, potentially heralding the end of civilisation as we know it! That said, the prejudicial comments made by both parties in this video stunned us.

I was also very taken with the discussion regarding whether or not the creator of this work of art was taking pictures.

This is further evidence that dog fouling is not only vile but has the potential to divide communities. Either that or the two people in this video need to go to their local supermarket and buy a life each, possibly getting a discount for a bulk purchase.

I hope that nobody needs counselling after viewing this work of art.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ska - "Pick Up The Dog Shit"

According to Wikipedia:"Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads."

Amazing then that a music type with such a history and following should now be used to advise people to do as the title of this post suggests. I can do no more than advise that you watch the video.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stirling Council Invites Us To "Have A Look At How Granny and Thistle The Dog Do It"!

Now I wouldn't blame anyone for thinking that this title heralded an excursion into the world of pornography of the vilest kind! Thankfully, this is not the case. It merely lets us know that Stirling Council has launched a full on attack against the menace of dog fouling!

A theme emerging of late is the use of music as an educational medium. This post is no exception. Here, we have background music accompanying the activities of a very unconvincing grandmother and her Scottie (well, it is Stirling and, therefore, appropriate to use a Scottie dog).

It is heartening to learn from the article that, in Stirling, you can put dog excrement in your own bin. Personally, I would do all I could to fill mine every fortnight!

The highlight of this blog entry must be the way "Granny" uses the dog to fire excrement at the bin as a child might use a catapult. A truly innovative, visual reminder of the need to clear up.

Read the article here and don't forget to watch the video!

Monday, June 20, 2011

More Than Just A Mother

Although this post is a little old, I feel that we should acknowledge it.

Emily Carlisle runs what she refers to as an "extreme parenting blog". A fellow blogger has hit upon one of our pet subjects.

She gives an account of how she attempted to complain about red rubber bands at what I assume to be a sorting office.

My fellow blogger and I have experience of dealing with aggrieved members of the public.

If only we had been on the same training course as the fellow referred to by Emily.

Read all about it here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Megan Becomes A Pop Star

I'm sure you've all read the post below this one.

Since I put that article together, things have moved on apace. Megan, the labrador, has become the star of an anti-fouling musical extravaganza.

I sincerely hope that neither of the humans in this video has any hope of a career in any kind of show business aspect of life as the video has killed any chance either might have had.

I challenge you to watch this video without feeling sympathy for those involved (except Megan, who clearly couldn't give a biscuit!).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Children Come On Board In Cardiff

WalesOnline.co.uk has been waging a war on dog fouling.

They realise that the way forward is to educate the young. Clearly an educated youth today means a clean pavement tomorrow!

As a consequence of their campaign, the following idea evolved.

Charity "People Around Here" toured seven primary schools with Labrador Megan, the star of the anti-dog fouling campaign, where they conducted interactive assemblies. The pupils were then asked to draw a comic strip, starring Megan, and the winners would be printed on a leaflet delivering the message to hundreds of homes around Adamsdown.

As ten-year-old Brandon Hadley, from Adamsdown Primary, said: “Many of the places I’ve been have dogs’ mess over the pavement and it’s not very nice.

People who have dogs should try and help by picking it up, but they can’t be bothered. If I had a dog I would pick it up.”

The end result is a series of cartoons highlighting the problem. Having looked at the cartoons, I am reassured that the problem is coming to an end. Just as "Neighbourhood Watch" stickers prevent burglary, so will these cartoons make dog owners more responsible!

I am, however, worried by the closing observation in the article, which reads as follows:"Waste management officers who catch dog owners walking away from their dog’s deposit will face an on-the-spot fine of £75". This is rather harsh on the waste management officers and is hardly an incentive for anyone to take on the job!

Article and cartoons here.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It All Kicked Off in 2009!

Many of you will remember the vile act of vandalism shown on this board in November 2009. It can be seen here.

Although I didn't realise at the time, it was clearly all kicking off in 2009!

The disgusting act of vandalism shown on the above link took place at night. As the year wore on, however, the acts of vandalism became more brazen. The following film from 2009 shows an act of daylight destruction. I don't think this kind of behaviour is funny!

Notwithstanding that vandalism isn't funny, for every Ying there is a Yang. These childish acts of destruction created employment and inflated the economy. I don't know if these featured films took place in Surrey but I do know that Bagshot Field in Surrey took a right pasting at the end of 2009. As the report says:

"Four bins on the School Lane field have been wrecked in the past few weeks after having high-power fireworks set off in them in an attempt to shower the area with dog excrement.

As well as creating a steaming mess for the groundsmen to clean up, the explosions have also forced Windlesham Parish Council, which runs the field, to remove all its bins".

As Assistant Parish Clerk, Philip Cottell, puts it: "When you have to take apart the damaged bins which are full of dog mess after a firework has gone off in it, it's not the nicest job in the world".

Therefore, the council ordered the removal of all dog waste bins from the field and commissioned the manufacture of a blast proof model. As Kevin Clegg, the managing director of Earth Anchors, said, the new bins would have a mesh bottom fitted. If a firework were let off in the new bins it would blow the mesh and faeces out of the bottom but leave the bin’s structure intact. Once again, necessity has proved to be the mother of invention.

The above picture shows council worker Steve Knott with blown up dog waste bins. Read the article here.

While we are on the subject of white dog shit ...

White dog shit is obviously something our readers feel strongly about. Less than 24 hours after Peter had posted White Dog Poo - A Reprise  and our inbox was full of emails from readers thanking us for reminding them about their childhood and the "good old days" of white dog shit.

Brendan Smyth - Marion, Alabama, USA; "Our school was so poor that the teachers used to use hard white dog poop as chalk in lessons."

Sally Onepenny - Shieldfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; "Standing in white dog shit never made a mess of your shoes like this modern day stuff."

But a big thank you goes out to Adam Nussbaum - Feces de Abaixo, Spain who sent in this truly magical clip from Step Brothers which shows what fun kids can make with white dog shit lying around in their playground.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

White Dog Poo - A Reprise

As avid readers of this blog, you will be aware that we have featured white dog poo on this blog before.

There is a link to extremist politics here,

There was also a musical video. The video has gone but the article is here.

Time to have a look at the latest version of the song. Enjoy this moment of nostalgia!

Friday, June 03, 2011

dGrade - A UK Company Working For You!

As we are aware, dog fouling is an issue worldwide but nowhere more so than in the UK. Therefore it is particularly pleasing to find a UK based company selling a UK, biodegradable product; in this instance poo bags!

dGrade is a company working for you! These dog poop bag holders are available from the company to host your biodegradable bags and their heaving contents:

Their site says it all. They have starch based biodegradable bags and economy bags. 2,000 starch based bags will cost you £70. This works out at 3.5 pence per bag.

Now a roll of toilet paper costs about 50p for 100 sheets. On a visit by visit basis, the poo bags clearly represent good value.

I hope that this small bit of advertising will result in at least one sale of bags this year.

This is a UK company. Use them and keep Britain Great!

Website here.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dorset Dog Fouling - A Reprise.

Many of our avid readers will remember our article last August, which focused on leaving a steamer at Steamer Point, article here.

Things have got no better in Dorset. My friend has been on holiday there this week. He sent me a very distressing picture. With all the efforts, which have been made by the authorities in the county, he found the following steaming pile on a footpath!

He is staying in a country area, many open fields with, I am sure, hundreds of dung beetles looking for work but somebody allowed his/her dog to foul the footpath.

His picture says it all!

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