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Photo Friday: Curb your dog signs from Paris sidewalks (and bonus scoop law signs)

I remember first photographing these Dachshund-shaped signs (cryptically instructing dog owners to make their dogs eliminate on the street instead of the sidewalk) with my trusty Instamatic, 35 years ago. Lady, our own Dachshund, was still alive then, so I was extra-charmed — and impressed by the suggestion that it was possible to get a Dachshund to do anything she didn’t choose to do.

A little worn, a little faded — and oh, the melancholy of the fallen leaves. If  … Read more

Photo Friday: A collection of scoop law signs, from Nova Scotia to Turkey

Thanks to several alert Dog Jaunt readers, I have seven scoop law signs to share with you, each a masterpiece of goofiness. Taking them in the order they arrived in my in-box, we start with a wholesome vision of family togetherness from Lime Kiln Park, on Washington state’s San Juan Island:

Thanks to Chandler for this one, and for several later ones from Nova Scotia

Halfway around the globe, reader Sarah took a moment from her day in the Kadiköy district  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Bernay (Normandy)

Reader and fellow blogger Sabine is on the road again with Zadig, her Westie — they last sent a scoop law sign from the Jura, but on this trip they visited Normandy:

Sabine pooh-poohs (ha! see what I did there? and I didn’t even realize it until it was typed) the threatened 11 € fine: “not so expensive because in Paris it´s 183 euros”

Bernay is in the Eure, not far southwest of Rouen, and it sounds lovely — Sabine was  … Read more

Snapshot Saturday: Scoop law sign from Victoria, B.C.

This is another fine contribution by my friend Chandler, who recently spent an extended weekend in Victoria, B.C. (here are her sketches from the Butchart Gardens — which are, by the way, leashed-pet-friendly, all except for the fireworks show). She found this sign “just across the Blue Bridge,” and it’s…well, it’s very British:

What a superbly neutral word “deposits” is.

The sign itself doesn’t include an image, but there’s one just above it, of a strangely misshapen dog, straining horribly —  … Read more

Tacoma, WA: Rich in scoop law sign options

When I’ve got my groove on, I spend a couple of days each week in Tacoma, a city about 40 minutes south of Seattle, helping a couple of artist friends in their studios. T-town gets insufficient respect, largely because of the stink created (only rarely these days, I gather) by its waterfront paper mill, but I think it’s swell. I could mention its architectural gems, its support for local artists, or its delightful mayor, but today I’m focusing on its  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Lons-le-Saunier

This week’s scoop law sign was sent to me by Sabine and Zadig, her Westie, who write the French dog travel blog Zadigloves. Their travels recently took them to Lons-le-Saunier, in the Jura — about an hour’s drive southeast of Dijon.

You can just make out the poop itself — once again, shaped like a Hershey’s Kiss, but this time surrounded with a corona of light. It’s a positively heroic pile of poop, and both the dog and his  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Arlington, VA

Here’s a fun one, sent in by reader Jessica — no picture for me to admire or revile, just straightforward text:

After all, who’s picking up whose poop? Yep, we know who’s really in charge….

Thanks, Jessica! I’m adding this post to 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.

Photo Friday: Poop bag from Japan

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,  … Read more

King Charles Spaniels and the myth of the royal decree

I was poking around the Internet today and came across a story that seemed perfect for Dog Jaunt in so many ways: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of the U.S. includes, in its summary of the breed’s history, a note that “So fond was King Charles II of his little dogs, he wrote a decree that the King Charles Spaniel should be accepted in any public place, even in the Houses of Parliament where animals were not usually allowed.  … Read more

Reader’s report: Scoop law sign from Amsterdam, and living with a pet in the Netherlands

Reader Melissa kindly sent me this shot from, I think, Amsterdam (you’ll see why I think that in a moment):

“Niet op de stoep” means, I now know, “not on the sidewalk” in Dutch. You see similar warnings elsewhere in Europe, and they’re just so baffling. Who can predict when their dog will feel the urge to purge? It seems more sensible to acknowledge that sidewalk poop happens, and to address, instead, the issue of picking it up and  … Read more