As a co-host and team member of the #ScoopThatPoop campaign, I invite you to join along in today's blog hop and read some good ol' dog poop poetry. I am joining Golden Woofs, My GBGV Life, Oz the Terrier, The World According to Garth Riley, The Lazy Pit Bull, and Dogster in the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of scooping your dog's poop.
What better way to talk about poop than with a little bit of poetry? And, there are prizes to be won as well.
So truthfully, I don't consider myself a poet and I don't think I have ever published a poem on this blog yet. But, I'm willing to give it a try so here goes nothing!
If your hound
Poops on the ground,
Scoop that poop!
Don't leave it laying around!
Dog poop stinks,
and pollutes the water we drink.
Dog poop is not fertilizer,
It's a big brown toxic geyser!
Alas! Do not despair,
you can show mother earth that you care
by bringing along a poop bag.
That's sure to make your dog's tail wag!
Snap, snap, snap. OK... now I think I know why I never write poetry! I should leave that up to my buddy Oz... I'm just glad I was able to find a word that rhymes with fertilizer.
The point is, as dog parents we have a responsibility to pick up your dog's poop. Dog poop is harmful to the environment and pollutes our drinking water. In fact, the city that I live in - Austin, TX - is having some water quality issues at the moment. One of the causes of the problem is dog owners who don't pick up after their dog. You can read more about it here.
As part of this month's #ScoopThatPoop Campaign, Earth Rated PoopBags is providing pawsome prizes to assist in your poop scooping. They are sponsoring this event with their dog poop bags, a bag dispenser, and other goodies. If you are a blogger, join the #ScoopThatPoop Blog Hop with your own dog poop poetry.
If you are a blog reader, feel free to leave your poem in the comment section below. Alternatively, you can share the poem with us on Facebook. Just as long as we receive your poem, you'll be judged in the dog poop poetry contest. Visit Golden Woofs for more information regarding the giveaway.
You can continue to follow the #ScoopThatPoop campaign on Twitter. And remember - be responsible and scoop that poop!