Just as Mickey Mouse as Disney but without any of the fun.

Whatever happened to all the white dog poo?

Well? Where have you hidden it?
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January 19th, 2006
I mould mine into cups and sell them to tourists.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 19th, 2006
There are two schools of thought on that.

1. Dog food used to contain chalk (why I have no idea) and when the poo dried in the sun the chalk was exposed.

2. When I was a kid you couldn't walk 10 yards without stepping in some dog poo. A big drive (including introducing heavy fines) to make people pick it up means that you just don't see poo in general either white or any other colour.
Permalink Andrew Gilfrin 
January 19th, 2006
Actually I think the chalk thing might have been due to dogs eating bones (so not chalk) which owners don't seem to give there dogs these days. This is due to the reduction in traditional butchers shops in favour of pre-packed meat in super markets.

So it's all down to the butchers.

Andrew
Dog Poo Correspondent
Permalink Andrew Gilfrin 
January 19th, 2006
> why I have no idea

So your dog could use his bum like on of those propelling pencils and write his name on blackboards.

Sounds like a load of old shite to me.
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January 19th, 2006
Dunno. A tannery started business near by?

http://www.btinternet.com/~kingsmerecrafts/page70.html

Seek and you shall find the pure.
Permalink trollop 
January 19th, 2006
Oh, this topic is for real. I thought surealist Thursday was in effect.
Permalink example 
January 19th, 2006
Ackshully it was an experiment...
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January 19th, 2006
I actually made an informal study of this (I was bored) and can confirm that Andrew's explanations are both part of the answer:

Around 10 years ago dog food did, apparently, contain a lot more raw calcium than it does today due to a less effective "mechanical reclamation" process. These days it's possible to suck all the meat off without taking quite so much bone with it; previously the raw organic matter in dog poop would decompose, leaving a sort of calcified facsimile behind as a remnant of the microscopic bits of bone that had found their way into the food.

The increase in fines for dog-fouling, stricter policing, and a general awareness that piles of shit are unpleasant is also responsible -- not only is a given poo less likely to calcify before environmental factors remove it but you're just plain less likely to see a poo full stop.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 19th, 2006
Now if we can just get squirrels, birds, possums, raccoons, foxes, deer, coyotes, and other wild creatures to snap to and quit fucking pooping in our yards, we'll be all set.

City people are fucking stupid. Sadly, they're spreading.

My take: if my cat poops in your yard, fucking get over it.
Permalink Generic Error 
January 20th, 2006
If your cat poops in my yard I'll give it a fatal scare. We live on the third (fourth, to Americans) floor.
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January 20th, 2006

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