This sign is posted at the park near my house.
In Japanese, it reads, “Let’s always take our dog and cat poo home!”
Dog poo, I can understand. I often see people walking their dogs while carrying a baggy for the feces. But cat poo? Unless you keep your cat inside or on a leash, that seems impossible to manage. Of course, this could be why the only cat I have ever seen in my neighborhood was being walked on a leash by his owner. Seriously.
Apparently, nearly every house in Nepal used to have charming hand-painted signs warning people of their dogs or other pets. However, this is a dying art, so American Michelle Page has started a business called Nepal Art Dogs. The idea is that you send a photo of your most beloved pet to her, and she will have an artist in Kathmandu create a sign for you. You can find examples on her webpage and at MessyNessy. Here are a few to give you a taste of what these artists have to offer.
I just love bulldogs:
And then there is this fowl-tempered beast: