A Good Citizen?

Like most people, I think, we scoop out our cat’s litter box and put the contents in a plastic bag left over from some other use and then put the plastic bag, filled with cat urine, poop, and kitty litter in the trash. But, yesterday, Michele bought a box of biodegradable bags made especially for dog poop and by extension, usable for Precious Mae’s litter box waste. Both Michele and I feel like we are being better custodians of the environment and, therefore, better Citizens by eliminating the plastic bags we had used before. But, here is the rub, when Michele got home, she realized that some scoundrel had opened the box and stolen one of the three rolls of the biodegradable pet waste bags. Now we wonder, is the person who stole the third roll, presumably to use for their pet’s waste, also a good Citizen? Even though they stole them, by using these bags, the thief is also keeping plastic bags out of the environment and, it seems to me, the world is better off with two households eliminating plastic bags. Still, they did steal them. 

3 thoughts on “A Good Citizen?

  1. I’d have to say that the thief is human and did a bad deed by stealing the bag, and shorting y’all by one when you paid for the full amount. We don’t know their intentions for the bags, so I’m going with “a person of dubious character.”

    Now onto animal waste. When regularly dog sitting for friends in Potrero Hill, I put the dog poop into the toilet and flushed. Seemed odd, and still does, to put animal waste into the landfill and waste all that water taking care of human waste.

    1. When the toilet is attached to a sewer system and it becomes someone else’s problem – someone who is equipped to handle it – that is fine but, in our case, it would go into an old septic system which has a hard time digesting it.

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