Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Dog poop is back

Nothing is more likely to put me in Victor Meldrew mode than irresponsible dog owners who do not clean up after their pets. At the front of my house is a grassed area with some bushes and trees which is a very pleasant outlook. Since the introduction of fixed penalty fines and the introduction of some other council initiatives we have been dog mess free for several years. Recently I have noticed our front drive as become a doggy bog once again. Because of the way our house is situated we would not normally see out the front of the house, so the perpetrators can get away with.
Some years ago my wife caught one of the dog owners in the act so to speak and promptly told him off. The wayward fellow dared to suggest that we were not animal lovers. This comment enraged my wife who promptly verbally attacked this owner and followed him to his home finger wagging and giving him a good ear full.
I might have to monitor our driveway to catch the culprit and name and shame him/her on the blog.


Bob Piper said...

Bob, ask your local councillors to get the Wardens to pay particular attention to that patch of land. Since 1st January the new legislation on dog control gives them increased powers. I have notified residents in my Ward that if they have particular trouble spots they should let me know and I'll ask the wardens to be vigilant.

You only need one or two fixed penalty £75 fines and it'll soon stop. Dog owners have a 'bush' telegraph' system for communicating, I find.

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

Thanks for the comment Bob, I’ll bring it to Dave Hosell’s attention but see later post. Our local councilors read the blog so they are all unofficially aware of it.