The weather was on our side today, or at least it wasn’t on the other side. Our merry band of scoopers spread out over the Eastern Prom and hauled away 8 big bags of trash and poop, accompanied by the sound of fog horns and geese (‘harsh and exciting’ I couldn’t help thinking…it is National Poetry Month afterall). East End Beach captain Linda Tyler said her group was having a great time, and I could tell she meant it. You just have to embrace the scooping or it feels like a chore. Jessica Esch, Ping’s mom (Ping is the cute black terrier mix in our photo gallery) who scooped the whole two hours on the Prom, said she noticed that people have a strong reaction against picking up some other dog’s poop, but picking up their own dog’s poop is ok. Hmmm. It’s still poop no matter who did the pooping. Other observations: Marlboro seemed to be the brand of choice for East End smokers (though I think I noticed a trend toward Camel), beer bottles (esp Colt 45), and not a lot of these but with such a strong gross-out factor that it bears mentioning, the used condom. Oy. The one thing everyone noticed: there’s a lot more human trash than dog poop out there. Pictures and updates from the other pickup sites coming soon.
About Kathy Palmer
Loves: animals, her dog Zip, the rocky Maine coast, creative independent small business, good healthy food, spending time getting outside with pals, films set in France.