Thirteen (13!) Pounds of Dog Poo in Petworth

Up in Petworth, we do love our pets – its in our name. But it seems that quite a few Petworthians don’t like being responsible with their dogs. Specifically their dog’s poop. Out in Grant Circle, a prime dog walking spot, I noticed that winter brought on irresponsibility towards scooping the poop. More and more dog feces were left in the Circle by dog owners too lazy to bring a plastic bag.

So a month ago, I walked through Grant Circle and picked up 7 pounds of frozen feces. At the time, many were shocked and some even doubted that 7lbs figure. Well on Saturday, I repeated the poop scoop adventure and shocked even myself:

To those who may wonder why I would scoop other’s poop, I was thinking of the weekend’s warm spell, and the smell of all that poop, defrosted. I detest cleaning up after irresponsibility just a bit less than the disgust of a public health hazard in my neighborhood.

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

7 thoughts on “Thirteen (13!) Pounds of Dog Poo in Petworth

  1. Rather: full of sh#t

    Given my above post, then Glover Park is full of idiots who don’t proof read.

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  4. Hey Wayan
    On MLK Day, I volunteered to help clean up Raymond Playground, at the end of the street where I live and where, for 4 years, I had taken my dog to play until it got overrun with folks who refuse to register their dogs or clean up after them. I had no scale, but I did count: 95 piles of dog poo. There were some ANC folks there, so what happened? They’ve closed the park to dogs totally now. But guess what? The same folks are still out there every morning and now the tree boxes along the sidewalks have even more poo than ever. Though certainly no more than the Wendy’s wrappers.
    Oh well. I just read that rats prefer the undigested food in dog feces to rat poison. I wonder if they prefer it to Wendy’s.
    John Taylor

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