Thursday, May 10, 2012

In which George cocks a snoot at authority

George usually poos quite soon after he begins his walk. We tend to walk on rough paths and he disappears off to the side and all is fine. Some time ago, at the start of a bit of path a long way into our regular walk, the council erected a 'No Pooing' sign with the threat of a £1,000 fine for offenders. Ever since then, almost without fail, George has pooped on that path. Not at the side but on it - and he never poops on the path!

I fear he is a rebel looking for a cause.

P.S. I tried to find the origin of cock a snoot but my reference books let me down and google could only tell me that the original form was snook but nobody knows what that is, hence becoming snoot, which may be a variation of snout, giving you the 'thumbing your nose' meaning.

3 comments:

Leslie: said...

Does the sign mean no pooing "on the path"? If so, make sure he goes into the woodsy bit. lol

nick said...

There may be a £1000 fine for dog-fouling (and goodness, that's a lot!) but since the culprits practically never get caught in the act, it's still no deterrent.

One of the commonest complaints to Belfast Council is dog-fouled pavements!

Liz said...

Which he normally does, leslie, except on this path!

And this particular path, nick, is not made up, used mostly by dog-walkers, and is generally off the beaten track, so why they decided to erect that sign just there is a mystery. Far better places for it.