Friday, April 30, 2010

New Margaret Street Dogpark

Now you can stop in at the Northern Insuring Agency, take care of your policy, and then let your dog shit all over the nice lawn around the building. It's ironical that someone else will also go there, sign up for slip-and-fall coverage, and then break a leg after falling because of your dog's slick scat.

Lost & Found: Tomato On Margaret Street

Everyone Loves A Parade... Of Trash

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doggy Melt

There's an attorney's office on Clinton Street that's had a recent facelift. The facade has been painted with bright yellow and trimmed with a medium green. Looks great.

Someone decided to throw in some contrast with bow-wow bonbons on the sidewalk near the office's entrance. With all the rain and wet snow coming down during the evening and overnight, the slimy spots might mean an unaware pedestrian takes an unexpected trip on the shit slide.

Tuesday evening, 8:03 PM. White spots are falling snowflakes caught by the flash.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

There's A Law; Now How About Some Enforcement?

Below are excerpts from the City of Plattsburgh charter dealing with the matter of dog feces. If the city is whining about no money, how about a few fines to balance the budget and also to motivate a few pigs to pick up after their dogs?

The other night I was sitting in a car with a friend across the street from Trinity Park. I noticed someone with a leashed dog in the park.

"Watch this," I said to my friend.

The owner let his dog squat and shit. Then he walked away, leaving the crap for someone else to deal with.

All the city needs to do is have a police officer in an unmarked car sit near Trinity Park and hand out fines to scofflaws. After some enforcement, the word would get out and more people would pick up after their dogs.

I find it interesting that when something goes down you see three, four, even five police cars, lights flashing, speeding along to a scene. What are all of those officers doing the rest of the time? It seems one officer could cover downtown a couple of hours each evening.

Now someone might be thinking: Why didn't you and your friend say something the other night to that idiot in the park? Ain't our job. Also, if we did say something, the guy might create a real scene and file a complaint with the cops against us.

Sounds crazy? Not really. Years ago one mayor told citizens to yell at anyone not picking up after his dog. Shortly later there was a letter in the newspaper from a woman, a concerned citizen, who did that. The woman wrote that the dog-owner complained to the police and she, the concerned citizen, was almost charged with harassment.

There's no reason not to enforce what's plainly written in the city charter. Here are the excerpts; click on the image to make it larger.

Human Disservice

This is near the same spot on Durkee Street where someone let their dog crap all over a week ago. Here's that initial dump now ossified:

It wouldn't surprise me if the same dog -- and idiot owner -- left both messes.

Saturday, 4/24/10, 6:47 PM.

Evening Shortcut Almost Disastrous

It's a good thing I keep my eyes open, especially when the light gets dim. After photographing a late evening sky, I was walking home, taking a short cut when I came across this delightful booby trap.

Saturday, 4/24/10, 7:48 PM, near Northern Insuring Agency on Margaret St.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chamber Of Commerce Promo Pictures

I thought the Chamber of Commerce might be interested in these images. And here's the caption to go with them:

"Enjoy a leisurely stroll through sanitary downtown Plattsburgh. (Don't forget the putty knife for your shoes.)"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lost And Found: Banana Peel

Corner of Elm and Miller streets.

4/21/10 - 4:25 PM.

Take Pride, Banana Republic of Plattsburgh!

Comparing Apples And Oranges

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Same Old

Same dogshit on the Durkee Street sidewalk I photographed back on April 13th. Classic example of ossification.

Same banana first imaged on April 10th. Mummification setting in. Maybe someone is saving it for King Tut's latest tour.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mail Or Trash Slot?

Trash Talk

"Stop taking photos of trash."

I ignored the man down the street.

"Stop taking those photos."

I ignored him again, shot another example of Oak Street decorations, and walked away.

I don't talk trash with trash.

Dogtown Theme Song

(Sung to the tune of Rawhide, the theme song to the TV series of the same name. If you're not familiar with the song, here's an audio link.)

= = =

Crappin', Crappin', Crappin'...
Crappin', Crappin', Crappin'...
Crappin', Crappin', Crappin'...
Crappin', Crappin', Crappin'... Dogtown...

Keep crappin', crappin', crappin'
Sidewalks a'slappin'
Let them dogs a-crappin' Dogtown!
Don't try to understand 'em
Just let them shit at random
Soon you'll be steppin' high and wide.
My brains calculatin'
The cops will be a'waitin',
Be waitin' to let it all slide.

Walk 'em on, dog it up
Dog it up, walk 'em on
Walk 'em on, dog it up
Crap it out, steppin' in,
Steppin' in, crap it out,
Crap it out, steppin' in

Elm Street Triangulation

If you don't know what three points to this triangle are, you must be new to this blog.

I'm guessing an anal retentive dog. Or a mutt with some geometric skills, indicating it has a higher IQ than its owner.

I wonder what the home-owner thinks about the sidewalk leading to his house being used in such a manner. If he's a hothead, this triangulation could lead to some strangulation if he catches the dog-owner during a repeat of this triad art.

Oak Street Doggeroll Is Unpoetic

Cornelia Street Is A Peeling

Even a chimpanzee knows enough to throw a banana peel in a trash can. Maybe the City of Plattsburgh should hire an animal trainer.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dog Bingo

Any rude dog-owner can play. Just use the numbered lanes at the old garage on Durkee Street.

And if you don't like playing dog bingo, just let your craphound shit on the sidewalk.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tough Scrape

Someone stepped in some sticky stuff and had to scrape off their shoes on the front steps at the Plattsburgh Public LIbrary. What was the stuff? Well, it weren't mud.

Banana, Anyone?

Yummy. Sun fried.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Is Downtown Plattsburgh Crappy?

Let's look at the photographic evidence just gathered this evening, Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Oak St., near Plattsburgh Public Library. 8:05 PM.

Clinton St., near laundry. 8:08 PM.

Margaret St., near Press-Republican building. 9:55 PM.

Maybe someone should contact the Press-Republican and tell them there's a story almost sitting on their doorstep, a problem they should be covering as a "community" newspaper.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fly Food

Miller Street. Wed., April 7, 2010. 11:58 AM.

Disgusted? Don't get angry with me. If I owned a dog, I would pick up after it. Email Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak at Tell him you're fed up with all the rude scofflaw dog-owners who rule the city.