Friday, February 17, 2012

A Poopy Letter to the Editor

Last November I found this doggy sign in Canton Appenzell (northeastern Switzerland), on the trail between the town of Appenzell and Weissbad. The English translation follows below.



Letter to the Editor [Leserbrief]

"I am a little dog and walking is so healthy for me! When my master takes me on a walk, I am often very saddened and feel directly affected by what my fellow doggies, believe it or not, leave on the street. Masters and mistresses turn a blind eye and leave in no time. They don't want to see the Robidog, they'd rather go their way. If masters, mistresses, or children fail to see such poopy heaps, then they must be blind. If you're clean and fit, you just take the brown heaps with you! I will spell it out: we want clean streets and paths! The little dog wishes you keep them clean."

The Robidog is a Swiss poopy bag dispenser. Here's a picture of the standard model located right next to the Leserbrief sign:


Robidog is a Swiss company based out of Zeiningen, just east of the city of Basel. They offer a wotten waven array of poopy bag dispensers; check out their catalog!

22 comments:

  1. What a great thing for all doggy poop! I hate it when someone doesn't clean up after there furry friend. It all goes with the territory! Love the sign!

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  2. What a great idea to have these around for people to use. We wish more people would clean up after their pups.

    Your pal, Pip

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  3. That's an excellent sign! Always gotta pick up da poopies!

    RA

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  4. They have the right idea. Lots of places say to clean up after your dog, but they don't give you any way to dispose of what you clean up.

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  5. That's a great idea!
    Dachshund Nola

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  6. Unfortunately, here even with bags and dispensers provided, people STILL don't clean up!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. Great sign -- but I'm sad to hear it's a problem in Switzerland too. It's definitely a problem here. It frustrates us because dogs would be allowed in more places if their moms and dads would be responsible and pick up after them!

    I tagged you in my last blog post. I don't know if you've been tagged yet, but I thought you might want to play.

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    1. Thank you, Garth! I'm always happy to play! I have also been tagged by Nola, so I'll probably do a special "tag post"!

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  8. What a good sign! Thanks for the translation!

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  9. Hi there! I have come over from Oskar. I love your punny pics. Right up my street. I read your deconstructing Descartres post. Thought it was brill. xox

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like the Descartes post. Mom helped a lot with that one :)

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    2. It is disheartening to see this problem is all over the world. I always carry extra bags to kind of shame people to pick up. ". Oh do you need a bag". Then had it to them. Come on people , this should not be happening as much as it is. It is all apart of the. Duties of being a responsible owner.

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  10. THAT is super!!! ALL Peeps should pick up our poops!!!

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  11. Hey we hopped over from PBU. It's nice to meet you!

    Licks,
    Ruthie

    Pee.s. I'm a hot dog too!

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I truly hate when people dont pick up, it happens in the city as well. Even on the streets of NYC and it makes a bad name for dog owners. That sign is very nice we need some of those here, though I have seen people not pick up right by the garbage can.

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  13. That is a great idea. We have about two dog bins in our town, we need some of these!

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  14. Hi Tootsie! I came over to meet you from PBU. It was fun reading about you and I thought your funnies were.....funny! I liked the sign too, every one should pick up that mess and not leave it laying around.

    I looked back through your blog and enjoyed reading about you and your adventures.

    Barklove,
    Rusty, Riley & Roxi

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    1. Hi! I'm glad you like my blog! Thank you for stopping by :)

      Keep on wagging,
      Tootsie

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  15. That is SO awesome! I love that sign.

    Paw hugs,
    Gracie Lu

    PS I am also from PBU

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    1. Nice to meet you, and thank you for stopping by!

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