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There are currently approximately 89 million dogs in the USA.
With a conscientious human behind him or her, the average dog uses 3- 5 plastic bags a day.
Assuming they were all to rely on plastic bags for clean-up:
89 million dogs x 365 days x 1 plastic bag = 32,485,000,000 plastic bags annually
89 million dogs x 365 days x 3 plastic bags = 97,455,000,000 plastic bags annually
89 million dogs x 365 days x 5 plastic bags = 162,425,000,000 plastic bags annually (that's 162 BILLION)
Assuming even only 1 plastic bag per day measuring approximately 4 x 4 inches laid out on a flat surface, that would cover 129 square miles, the approximate size of San Francisco, Boston, and Miami put together.
Even if only half of us are trying to be good citizens, that’s still enough plastic bags to cover Wash. D.C.
And in the worse-case scenario: 5 bags per dog per day laid out flat would cover all of Charleston, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Savannah, and Seattle.
Lola, Rockford, WA
Q: What does your dog have in common with your cell phone?
A; Collar ID
Q: Why are dogs so good at telling jokes?
A: They know how to use their paws for comic effect.
Are dogs smarter than cats?
According to researchers at Vanderbilt University, DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS!
Their study was published in the Frontiers of Anatomy journal in 2017 if any cat wants to go look it up .
Actually, their research showed that dogs had far more cortical neurons in their brains than cats, 530 million vs. 250 million, but didn't actually say they were necessarily smarter. Humans have 16 billion such neurons, but the researchers used words like "morphometry" and "isotropic fractionator" so you'd have to be pretty smart to figure out what they were concluding!