Resident Tired Of People Not "Picking Up" After Their Dogs Hangs Sign That Has Community Laughing
Kathleen Shipman 5/14/2018
Whether you have a dog or just love being out in nature, there's nothing fun about stepping in a pet's... you know what. Although we can all agree that no one likes finding animal poop on the bottom of their shoe - it doesn't necessarily stop people from leaving it behind.
One resident got really tired of seeing others not be responsible and pick up after their dogs, so decided to do something about it. Their message however not only came across strong, but also had their community laughing too!
Julie Murden was out in her small town of Dullingham, England when she spotted the sign. It was hung near a gate leading to a popular walking path in her community, which many children use to get to and from school.
Apparently many pet owners also use the walking path, but not all of them pick up after their dogs. Because one resident was tired of finding little messes on their shoes - they hung a clever sign in the hopes of putting an end to it.
After Julie read the words, she thought it was just too good not to share!
The sign reads:
"Want to start YOGA? Start by bending over and picking up your dog poo known as the "downward dog position" THEN PUT IT IN A BIN"
Julie decided to snap a photo of the sign and post it on her local Facebook community page. She wrote,
"This funny notice has appeared on one of our footpaths. Hoping to see more dog walkers in the downward dog position soon!"
It seems that Julie wasn't the only one who enjoyed the sign, as it quickly went viral and has been shared more than 130,000 times! She told BBC:
"I spotted it and thought it was really humorous with a serious message."
Even the local kids were fired up about the issue and created their own signs to hang on the path. After all, they're the ones who have to then go to school smelling like, you know what!
Some even use the creative logo, "Bin your poo, save our shoes."
Being a pet owner means you have to take part in all of the responsibilities that go along with it - including the ones that are far from fun.
Hopefully the signs encourage more people in Dullingham to practice the "downward dog position." With how many people have shared Julie's photo, it seems that most agree with the message - or at least think it's brilliant!