I have to admit, this story sounded like someone was taking advantage of the city to stock up on what might be considered a necessary prep item!
The bags in the story could certainly come in handy in an emergency situation, but I don't think this is exactly the way I would go about it!
Minn. city stops providing free doggie bagsAssociated Press
May 10, 2010, 10:15AM
EDINA, Minn. — Need to scoop up after your pooch in the affluent Minneapolis suburb of Edina? You'll now have to bring your own bag after the city stopped providing freebies.
Edina has been hit by thefts of city-provided dog poop bags, and also is looking to save money. So this year the city stopped providing the free bags at stations in Edina parks.
Director of Parks and Recreation John Keprios says park workers would fill dispensers in the morning and find them empty by noon.
Keprios says, "People walk up and take them until they're gone." He says it was "not just one isolated incident. It's everywhere and often."
It cost about $12,000 a year to keep the dispensers full at the eight parks with the stations.
You have to admit, the folks taking more than their fair share of the city-provided doggie bags certainly are showing some effort to stock up! Trouble is, just how many poop containers does one family need?
However, I do admire the fact that they intend to clean up after Fido...unless they have some other secret use for these bags! I know! It's for when the (dog)SH** HITS THE FAN...right?
Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. We can guess at the weather!