Dogs love to mark their territory while walking. Lampposts, hydrants, tires, trees… There is some serious competition going on out there and we don’t know the rules. We just know that almost anywhere is fair game.
Well, another territory has been added across Brooklyn and it’s a pretty intense one.
Advertising professional Phil Gable is responsible for the statues which have appeared all across Park Slope. He has placed the statues to express his dislike for Trump while also helping dogs to avoid peeing on flower beds.
Explaining the situation, he said:
“It was largely just a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being. I find it cathartic anytime I can express disdain through comedy, especially if it’s related to politics.”
The planning involved is incredibly impressive. The statues have been sprayed with material which attracts dogs to pee so they can’t resist to do their business.
It’s certainly a controversial move but it appears that many people are seeing the funny side too and sharing in Phil’s sense of humour. Explaining the reaction, he has said:
“While I was setting it up, one woman came by with her two daughters. They really liked it—they took pictures with it, and she thanked me and said ‘This is the kind of thing that makes me love Brooklyn.’”
Of course, this move isn’t without its critics and one of the statues disappeared almost immediately after having been placed there.
To counteract this, Phil has placed extra around the park to keep the satire running and the dog’s peeing in the right place.