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Whingie the Poo.

December 5, 2014

Bear-ing in mind  that dog owners quite rightly have to pay for the cost of a leash at the front end of their best friend, I find it hard to understand why they should think that ratepayers should stump up for plastic poo bags at the other end of the equation…

Of late the conundrum has been occupying the minds of the good Councillors  at Unley, with debate and even (I hesitate to say it) a motion on notice.

Walk around any park in the council area and you will see green bag dispensers trailing pennants of plastic meant to keep  things neat and tidy.


Surely it’s not too difficult to predict that Rusty the Rottweiler or  Spaniel Sam will want to leave off from smelling the greenery and leave a memento.

The answer? Buy your own roll of plastic, tear off a couple of bags,put them in your pocket and, when used,  dispose of them in the  nearest bin.

And Bob’s your answer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cr Bob Schnell permalink
    December 5, 2014 11:36 am

    Mike, you are absolutely right … in the context of the perfect world with perfect people and perfect pooches.
    Most dog owners do the right thing and carry their own poo bag. They know that surprises may happen on the walk from home to the park. I mean, dogs don’t just hold on until they get to the park.
    Unfortunately there are vandals and irresponsible people. These people believe that they don’t need to clean up after their dog if there is no Council supplied bag within 5 paces. They also wouldn’t consider carrying a spare bag (from home) in their pocket.
    So we need to cater for that small % of irresponsible and inconsiderate people.
    I’m quite happy for a few cents of my rates to be spent on ensuring 100% availability of dog poo bags in the parks. It is preferable to stepping in the problem.
    For more of my thoughts, visit Bob’s Blog


  2. vbungay permalink
    December 5, 2014 1:24 pm


    We have the “Murdoch” thrown over the fence in the morning, (for the cartoon, crossword and sudoku) so just use that plastic bag and exchange one load of sh- for another.



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