Woof Wednesday: 8 Sleeps Till Santa Paws!

Hopefully by now all the woofers have, like Stella,  chosen something nice to come from Santa Paws and all the humans, like me, have noted what the woofers mustn’t be eating. Once again the other day I caught myself saying “you don’t want that!” when a certain madam was trying to get a paw to my mince pies. How silly of me, she of course does want that but mustn’t have it!

This week we bring you news of a couple of canine campaigns that caught our eye recently:

Cornwall Council have launched a campaign drawing attention to a craze that seems to have taken over a section of the dog-owning community. Those people that think picking up their dog’s poo is quite enough responsibilty, they don’t have to dispose of it responsibly too and so hang the poo bag in a nearby tree, God forbid they should walk to a bin! I see it everywhere when I’m out with Stella as well as an awful lot of unpicked-up mess. It’s part of the job when you get a dog. Deal with it or don’t get a dog! You idiots give the rest of us a bad name!

story found at westbriton.co.uk


It also seems the message isn’t getting home about a dog being for life not just for Christmas and so Dogs Trust have devised an eye-catching way to get people to take notice.

#adifl on tour

The tour was launched on November 24th in London and that date was chosen as it’s the day that traffic to internet sites selling puppies peaks as consumers begin to search for Christmas presents.

If you really want a new four-legged friend and you are fully aware of the cost and responsibility involved, then do go ahead; preferably by re-homing a puppy that has been abandoned for one of the following ignorant and idiotic reasons:

  • “He kept chasing frogs”
  • “He looked different after we walked him in the rain”
  • “He was too loving and needed too much attention”
  • “I’m worried our toddler will copy him and poo in the garden”
  • “He’s too playful – we haven’t sat down since we got him”
  • “My dog is old and going to die soon”
  • “He was scared of the cat next door ”
  • “He barks every morning”
  • “He wags his tail too much”
  • “She’s seems hungry all the time and follows me around the house”
  • “He kept coughing in the night and woke me up”
  • “All the puppy did was sleep.  We wanted a dog we could play with”

Unbelievably daft aren’t they?! Sad, but true.

Have you seen any of the Dogs Trust artwork?



  1. Oh my goodness, that infuriates me! I’ve been noticing that some even just throw their poo bags away by the side of the road! What on earth are they thinking? And then there are also those who clearly have big dogs because the size of their poos would actually make Doc’s poo look minuscule, and yet they do nothing? Do you think they believe that there are actually poo fairies who go around scooping poo up before them? Sigh. Sorry for the rant. Love the photo with your furry friend 🙂 x

    1. Rant away 🙂 In one of our local parks there are stickers on bins reminding people that poo fairies don’t exist! X

  2. Firstly, don’t remind me that it’s only 8 days! I ordered Bakers gifts on the 3rd and they STILL aren’t here! :/
    And what is with this poo bag in a tree thing?! They do it here too and one of the fields is being closed because of the amount of those not picking up 🙁
    If only our county council would promote such campaigns!


  3. Two very worthy causes there, Lisa. It beggars belief that people can bag the poo and then lob the plastic bag in a tree … and some of those excuses for not wanting a dog would be hysterical were they not true. You have to pass a test to drive a car, I think there should be something similar before you are allowed to own a dog.
    Many thanks for joining in with #AnimalTales again this week.

    1. I used to think it just happened locally, then I moved house and found more and now that social media makes the world so small, I see it happens everywhere! I think there are tentative discussions happening about bringing back the dog licence, it’s a start! 🙂

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