Yoga Instructor, Solstice Yoga -- Edwardsville
"When I'm walking my cat in public, do I clean up after it? No, cats have their own sanitation system built into them by nature. They know exactly what they're doing. I just have to stay out of the way."
"Always. It's wrong not to pick up. We have to be conscientious of what we leave out there. We don't want people to think of our dogs as little poo-meisters. I even bought a cute little bag that attaches on the end of the leash, and it holds poo-bags and all my necessities. And it's pretty -- it's bright red, which matches my lipstick, so that my doggie not only gets picked up after, but I look fashionable doing it."
"Well, not if he's takin' a leak. But, like, the other thing, the only time I don't [clean up] is in the park, 'cause all the dogs run in the park. If I'm walking him on the street, I do clean up after him. It's common decency. People don't want to see your dog's business. It's not like you or me are gonna squat down and do our business on the street either. I mean, it's pretty much the same thing."
Senior, Herculaneum High School
"No, because I don't want to clean up crap, and I don't feel like carrying around a plastic baggie with dog crap. That would just look retarded. Some people are big-time into their pets; they like to clean up after them. But those people need to realize that poop is biodegradable, so just let your animal crap where it wants, because that's what they do in nature. Look at birds, they just crap all over the place."
General Manager, Kaldi's Coffee House
"Definitely. I believe in 'doggie karma' that says if I don't pick it up then I'm bound to step in it the next day. I've stepped in other people's dog's poop and it drives me crazy, so if I expect them to pick it up then I'd better pick it up too. It's the right thing to do."
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