Monday, November 18, 2013

#ScoopThatPoop Mission: Poop Patrol

Hello fellow #ScoopThatPoop-ers.  As you know, your mission this month, if you chose to accept it, was Poop Patrol

Sugar the Golden Retriever and I, along with our fellow detectives Emma MyGBGVLife, My Pawsitively Pets and The World According to Garth Riley, deputized you to seek out unscooped poop and take any action you deemed necessary.  And great dawg...have I been on a few "Super Secret Missions" here in my neighborhood!

You see, it all started on an early morning walk one day; Ma and I came across this:


Yes, you are seeing correctly.  That is some loosey-goosey poop on the sidewalk NOT 20 STEPS FROM THE GARBAGE CAN at the corner of the main road.  Ma lost her...well...poop.  Honestly, the person should have tried to scoop what they could and walk it to the GARBAGE CAN. 

Needless to say, Mission: Poop Patrol started immediately after returning from our walk.  Ma got on the computer and opened her design software, all the while mumbling about unscooped poop.  As she hit the print button, off she went around the house gathering supplies - cardstock paper, bamboo skewers, scissors and duct tape.  What.The.Dog?


With a snip-snip here...and some tape there...


Well, as you can see, Ma made marking flags - like the little flags surveyors use.  Great dawg!  She is brilliant!  She designed them so that they print 6 to a page...see!


Unfortunately, by the time she had made it back to that poop pile, the landscapers had cleaned it up.  So, we were back to our normal walks with no mumbling of unscooped poop until one morning on an early walk...


Holy Super Poop Pile!

Now friends, I barely got to do MY business because Ma wanted to get back home ASAP to grab a marking flag.  We got the flag and headed back out on our "Super Secret Mission".


You guessed it...Ma braved the flies and the stink and flagged that poop pile!  Then we hightailed it outta there!

We went back later that day with Bentley and his mom, and the flag and poop were still there.  Sadly, the flag and poop were still there even days later.

So, Poop Patrol is an ongoing mission around here.  If you are interested in using Ma's #ScoopThatPoop flags, you can get them in PDF from my Google Docs HERE.

Now, don't forget to enter our #ScoopThatPoop giveaway this month!  Two winners will receive poop bags and a poop bag dispenser from our sponsor, Earth Rated.   Woof-hoo!

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How is Mission: Poop Patrol going in your neighborhood?  Join the #ScoopThatPoop hop and let us know!




68 comments:

  1. Oz, you are a fabulous poop patroler and your mom is the smartest. What a great idea she had. Even know the poop and signs were still there its a great reminder and will get people thinking and hopfully scooping there poop

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    1. Thank you, Miss JoAnn. It seems those poop-bombers in our neighborhood are out really early or really late so no one sees them. The only way Ma could think of to bring attention to it was the flags. Let's hope it starts to work.

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  2. Well done Oz, what a great campaign you've got going there. It's really annoying having irresponsible dog owners about town, isn't it? Great work though, I hope it helps your neighbours to be more thoughtful about 'poop' issues :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachael. I sure hope our little flags help people be more thoughtful so they #ScoopThatPoop!

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  3. That's a great idea. Too bad the offender didn't get the hint.

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    1. Well, ever since that flag went up, I haven't seen anymore HUGE piles...yet.

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  4. That's a great idea to leave flags! I always wonder when it's such a blatant poop on the sidewalk if it's someone who doesn't live in the area or something… otherwise why would they be so irresponsible? Or do anything after the fact? As long as you don't get into a dog poop fight with your neighbors.

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    1. We are trying to avoid confrontation, Brian. That is why we go on "super secret missions" to drop the flags. BOL

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  5. OMD Oz! That is awesome BOL Love the flag idea, brilliant! I wonder if the non-scooper ever saw the flag? I hope so!

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    1. We hope so too! Glad you like the flags and hopefully they will work!

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  6. We find those offenders that leave it on the sidewalk or road the absolute worst! That is just excusable! Nice flags that you have there, though, they dress up the landmines nicely.

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    1. They are the absolute worst, Emma! I agree! The flags do provide some pizzazz, don't you think? BOL

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  7. Covered under the leaves the mines are really sneaky. Great idea to mark them, Oz! Are you sure the second one is a dog pile? I looks more like an elephant or a dinosaur was there LOL

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    1. Easy, that second pile is HUGE! I swear I thought it was elephant poop at first, but alas...there's no hay in it.

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  8. Oz your Mom had a brilliant idea with the signs!!! We will never in a gazillion years understand the folks who are so inconsiderate...they are giving their pups bad reputations.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

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    1. Thank you, Madi! I agree...dogs get a bad rep because their parents refuse to #ScoopThatPoop!

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  9. Rooooo That is just such a pawsome idea! Gonna share this post with my Twitter & FB buddies! *Waggy tail*

    Woofs from Alfie
    www.alfiesblog.com

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  10. WONDERFUL POST OZ!!! Your mom is very cleaver and thank her for allowing us to download them and print them off!!! Happy Monday!!!

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    1. I will definitely thank her for you, Spencer! Thanks for joining the hop!

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  11. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...OMD, your mom is freakin' brilliant! Dis is what happens to us! See, there is a man dat walks his rottweilert just so he can go poop and he NEVER picks it up so we has to dodge his PILES on da sidewalks!
    Maybe I should put some signs up in my 'hood!

    Puddles

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    1. You should put up signs by the big piles of Rottweiler poops! That man may need to be shamed into scooping!

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  12. Now SEE this is just BRILLIANT.... SUPER GENIUS STUFFS right here. The POOP and the Flag that are still there... are gonna be SEEN by the ... Guilty Pawty... Over and OVER and OVER... until they get the MESSage.

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    1. You know it! And when we find another pile...it will get its very own flag!

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  13. What a PAWsome idea? OH! My! Golden LOVE the printable signs. Woof Woof to you Oz. Yucky Poopie :-( We noticed many dogs that are on a very loose lead or those in retractable are the biggest poop offender. Golden Thanks for being my fellow Poop Scooper and PATROL #scoopthatpoop Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. BOL. Thanks Sugar! It is definitely YUCKY poopie! We have some that walk on those retractable leashes so their human doesn't need to be "near" them when they poop...then they don't pick up. We also have people who let their dog off-leash (which is against the rules of our HOA) so it can run, leave yucky poopie and then they just leave. Grrrrrr....

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  14. OOO! I want to print those signs that your mom designed for the next time I see the unscooped poop.
    Hugs,
    Pepper

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    1. Print them! Save them to your computer! I put them there to share!!!

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  15. Y'all are sure doing great getting the word out and the poop up!

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  16. Oz the flags are pawsitively brilliant !!! We wonder if our neighbors would catch on if we put some of those in their yard. Mom is so torn, it is their yard but the big poops that are NEVER cleaned up are disgusting. We don't know how they can stand it.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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    1. Oh dear...you would have to put them out while on a "super secret mission" like I did. Then they wouldn't see you and know it's you...but maybe they would start to clean up the big poops.

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  17. Ringy Dingy Oz you there buddy. I got a scoop the poop real story to tell you. We have a neighbor at the end of the street. She has tissues by her door. When she sees someone leave a pile, she grabs tissues picks up the poop and chases the perp down and hands it to them poop side down, saying you drop something important and I want you to have it back. That is the TRUTH!
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. NO WAY!!!! That is hilarious, Sir William! I cannot believe she picks it up with only a tissue. ick!

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    2. Neighbor is the lucky one, she is close to her home and sanitation. People walking their dogs could be miles from a hand wash. People who have had it handed back to them have called the police and then it get better. We have a scoop the poop Ordnance in my city ~ not only did they get the poop handed to them they then get a ticket! Bawheheee
      SWTS

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  18. Scooping poop is very important or else it goes on moms shoe
    Lily

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  19. Pawesome job on the poop patrol! Wooooowooooooo, Ku

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  20. The signs are cute. Too bad someone didn't get the hint!

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    1. I am hoping they will get it after a few flags!

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  21. Good job, Oz and Mom! Even though the offender didn't come back and scoop (maybe they were too embarrassed to be spotted as "the one") they'll realize that in the future they out to start scooping, becuase people are paying attention! People can learn and change, can't they??? I hope so!!

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    1. Let's hope so, Miss Jackie or Ma will be putting out tons of flags. BOL

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  22. Love this idea - gotta make some flags! We did a little extra scooping over the weekend at our favorite park!

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    1. Do it! Just print my PDF and you are ready to go!

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  23. You should market those flags! They are such a great idea!

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  24. Brilliant post Oz, those flags are just fantastic :) xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  25. At least someone picked up the pile of poo on the sidewalk. Great idea with the flag! Too bad it didn't work for that pile. Perhaps the dog's mom saw the flag and was too embarrassed to admit it was her dog. But maybe she's made a conscious effort to pick up future poo.

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    1. I would hope so. We did see a lady walking a great, big Rottweiler this morning, with a empty bag, in that area. Maybe it was her and she has "learned".

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  26. Your Mom needs to send some of those flags to my my Mom and Dad...when they walk, they would be happy to leave those markers for humans who make their woofies seem thoughtless by leaving their poop for others to step in...especially when it is small children or elderly...seriously...how hard is it to scoop that poop? Thanks Oz and Mom

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    1. Just print them from my Google Docs, Savannah! Follow the link...then mom and dad will have them at the ready!

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    2. You should sell them on Etsy . Then the people who don't have printers could get in on this.

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  27. Wow. Can't believe the poop 20 feet from the trash can. Sure, loose poop can be a challenge, but mom always scoops up whatever she can. And it's actually not that difficult to scoop the loose stuff when it's on a sidewalk. Your mom's signs are brilliant!

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    1. I know, Garth...right! Ma was so mad. And yes, you can scoop most of the loose poop...so try, people. Thank you re: the signs...Ma's creativity was sparked by poop! BOL

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  28. whoa, your mom rocks!
    poop flags: never leave home without them. BOL
    wags, bailey unleashed

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    1. BOL! Thanks Bailey. We should all carry at least one with us at all times.

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  29. Your Moms is just brilliant Oz!!! I loves this idea!!! Luckily, we haven't found many unclaimed poops on our walkies lately, butts Ma just blows her lid when we do!! This is a BRILLIANT idea!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥☺

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    1. Wooof-hoo! I hope you downloaded them to your computer Ruby so your mom can make some signs of her own!

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  30. Love the idea!!! I need to do that too in my neighborhood there is too many people that are leaving their dog's poop around!

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    1. Make yourself some signs, Francesca! Just click the link to my Google Docs/Drive.

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  31. Great post and those flags are brilliant!!

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  32. Wun of dfa benefits of bein OTRB is no more poop Oz my pal...but is wervvy mishun for you erff bownd doggies...good werk

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    1. Thank you, Marley. You know I like to do the right thing. Miss you, pal.

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