This Is our Village

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Hi all,
This is not new, I have researched and reported on this project back in March 2011, right here on this BLOG. Please see:
Dave Israel


  1. Dave please consider my colored food item scheme, outlined in previous post, as a low cost, low tech alternative to costly DNA fingerprinting. It would not be as accurate, but the field of offenders could be narrowed down for the future "UCO poop sleuth".


    Should this plan be implemented, there would be more individual dogs than colored foods. Maybe one color per breed, with one reserved for "canines of indeterminate breed". I suspect that some breeds are more common than others, given the size of CV apartments. A survey could nail that down.

    I think we can all agree that Great Danes should be outlawed by mutual consent. In any event, and for obvious reasons, this breed would not require a colored food assignment.

    This is what I have come up with so far, in chromatic order: beets, carrots, corn, spinach, blueberries. A quick google search revealed that none of these foods are "poison for dogs". Since it is my idea, I request that carrots be reserved for the Pug breed.

  2. Hi don4060,
    November 4, 2012 5:43 PM,

    I love your idea, with one suggestion, instead of the actual foods, I would use FDA approved food dyes administered by the Poop Committee to each pet. Following is a short list of approved items:

    Caramel coloring (E150), made from caramelized sugar
    Annatto (E160b), a reddish-orange dye made from the seed of the achiote.
    Chlorophyllin (E140), a green dye made from chlorella algae
    Cochineal (E120), a red dye derived from the cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus
    Betanin (E162) extracted from beets
    Turmeric (curcuminoids, E100)
    Saffron (carotenoids, E160a)
    Paprika (E160c)
    Lycopene (E160d)
    Elderberry juice
    Pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius), a green food coloring
    Butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea), a blue food dye
    Dave Israel

  3. Well, maybe not the caramel coloring. Redundant.

  4. Nothing will stop selfish people. They just don't care. I saw someone walking a large dog along the perimeter without a plastic bag in her hand. There is no way to enforce the rule that pets may only be walked on your Association's property. Also, I am seeing more and more "service dogs". Give me a break! I use to work for psychiatrists and could get all the letters I want. All of a sudden people with "emotional", "anxiety", problems, etc are getting service dogs! I don't know too many people who aren't emotional or anxious or depressed. With those guidelines most of the people in the village would qualify!

  5. well, keep in mind that the plastic bag is usually in a pocket until the dog decides to go. then it gets knotted and flung into the first available dumpster. recently I had to dig the bag out of my pocket and show it to a bigmouth storekeeper in burlington vermont. usually a very dog friendly place. in indsight I should have told her to go scratch her ass. some people are nervy and hate dogs.

    i take a one hour walk every day when i am in cv, i dont remember seeing any stray piles around. raccoon yes, dog, no. i think for the most part, the dog walkers are behaving.

  6. In our current techno world of cell phones, videos and Youtube... it would be simple enough to aim your phone, set it on video...and fire. Proof positive. No problem for the folks that are behaving. Shame on those who choose not to. I myself have stepped in the doo doo while kicking a ball around with my grandbaby. YUK. And I live in a "no pet" association...

  7. Maybe take a picture and post it here? Only after repeated


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