April 6th 2008 2:38 pm
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Nubby Puppy, Rajah, and Pongo, and perhaps others, who I hope I have not forgotten, came up with the brilliant idea of the Loo-vre Museum dedicated to canine poop. Then Pongo realized that archeologist's will someday discover Pongo feces, and wonder what sort of breed a Pongo was.
Anyway, upon this thread, I was thinking about landfills, and poop, and what exactly Mom does with my poop and Mulligan's poop. Mom is very careful how she packages it. Usually on walks she uses small bags meant for diapers as she claims they "leak" the least and hold odor the best. When cleaning the yard, however, she often takes two plastic grocery or store bags and places them in a bucket. Then she uses the scooper to drop the treasures into the lined bucket. At the end she neatly double ties it and places it in the trash. Mom knows she is not the only one who uses extra plastic bags for dog poop; she routinely sees neighbors walking with their dogs and using these bags as well.
What this brings to mind is this: What will Archeologists, 100, 200, 386, years from now think when they are unlayering the great Rumpke landfill and discover all the plastic bags of dog poop? Bags of CVS dog poop. Walgreens dog poop. Kroger dog poop. Target dog poop. Macy's dog poop. (Yes, even Macy's dog poop.) The list goes on.
Advocates of recycling make it quite clear to all of us that plastic bags last forever in the landfill. Which leads one to believe that those Archeologists may be led to believe that our society actually went to those stores to BUY dog poop. Now there are certain stores from which Mom never uses the bags for dog poop. For example: The Gap. The Gap has a really nice quality plastic bag that Mom always saves and uses for packing shoes in the suitcase when traveling. But Macy's, Walgreens, etc; perhaps all those stores with "cheap" plastic bags should start thinking ahead. Do they want Archeologists finding their bags filled with Dog Poop or with something "better," like a pair of shoes?
Please don't tell Mulligan that Mom throws away all his Poop. He thinks that she is neatly packaging and saving it in the attic.
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