Saturday, August 30, 2008

A neat book and a good website

I read a review of a book that I've ordered from - it's called “New York’s Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt, and Due Process” - seeing as how I'm so into all things dog poop. It sounds like a very interesting book - it's not been published yet, so I pre-ordered it, or whatever you do so that when it comes out I'll get it. The review has some funny stuff in it - like -

"...Tin-eared functionaries, too: “You got five cats? And a dog?” one city official asked a woman at a hearing. “Christ. What you need is a good man.” Then you had your community activists—Max Schnapp, of POPA (Pet Owners Protective Association), a labor organizer and the owner of two Great Danes (Tiger and Sampson), a pet crow (Mitzvah), three rabbits (Pinkie, Dutchie, unnamed), a white mouse (Piggy), a baby squirrel (Elmer Wiggley), a gerbil, and half a dozen alley cats (Mau Mau, Nebisch, Sister, Freddy the Freeloader, Monty Wooley), vs. Fran Lee, the founder of Children Before Dogs—grinding out their small-bore issues on the grand stage. “It was an amazing time,” Beck, who was the director of the Bureau of Animal Affairs for the city from 1975 to 1980, recalled. “I was actually caught in the crossfire when dog feces were being thrown back and forth.” (Gross but true: Lee, at a public debate, got smacked in the head by a loaded baggie.)"

I'd like to see how John Charles or Peter Bigelow would react to getting sideswiped by a bag of doggy dew!

So it looks like a fascinating read - I got it from - I couldn't find it at - at "New York's Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt, and Due Process"

I also found a neat website yesterday - seeing as how I just bought a new-to-me car recently - there's now a site that you can go to that rates cars for dog owners - that's run by the people who write on the Pet Connection blog, which is a nationally written blog that's pretty well respected - it's called "Dog" - and it's got quite a few makes of cars there. My car is too old to be included - but if you're looking for a car you should check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Hey thanks for your interest in my book, "New York's Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt, and Due Process." There's been a lot of interest in Canada, which is my second home after NYC. I did four interviews with Radio Canada, two in English, two in French. Toronto Globe was the first to pick up on it. This is an INTERNATIONAL history of the scooping custom, with sections on cities around the world. Check it out! They love it in Australia....

    Michael Brandow