Two Fridays ago, I posted reader Kate’s picture of a Czech poop bag, and today I have one for you from Japan, thanks to reader Deena. Here’s what she wrote:
“I wanted to add to your poop bag photo collection by sending photos of poop bags in Japan! These attached are of a brand of poop bags called ‘Poita-kun’ which are very popular with dog owners here. The bag has a layer of paper towel-like material on the outside, so when you pick up the poop and turn the bag inside out the poop is enclosed in a thin flushable paper towel within the bag. This makes it easy to open the bag and flush the poop after you get home.”
“My favorite part of the bag is the dog illustration on it, though. As you can see, the dog is holding his own poop in a bag with one hand (in Japan poop is always drawn in a soft-serve ice cream-type shape) and doing a peace sign with his other hand!”
Deena’s in the midst of figuring out how to move from Tokyo to Ireland with Ichigo, her Toy Poodle, and her cat Hime. Here they are:
She thinks they’ll both have to enter Ireland as cargo, but she’s making it as easy as possible for them by bringing them in-cabin to Frankfurt. “By the way,” she adds, “I have the Sleepypod Air carrier and have used it for both my toy poodle and my cat on trains, buses, etc. I love it!”
Thanks so much, Deena, for the great pictures, and for the insights into living with a pet dog (and cat) in Tokyo. I’m curious now, myself, and will dig into the issue of entering Ireland with pets. Safe travels to you and the furry ones, and please let us know how it goes, and how you find living with them in Ireland! I’m making this another honorary member of Dog Jaunt’s scoop law sign collection. To see others, click on the “scoop law” tag below this post, or type “scoop law” in the search box.