Russian model in doggie doo-doo dispute
Russian model Maria Ivakova has become an Internet sensation after posting a YouTube video in which she punishes a dog owner for not picking up her pet's poop from a pavement. The clip titled "Clean the poo made by your friend" has attracted millions of viewers within days.
In the footage, which was carried by Russian TV, the 26-year-old blonde confronts the other woman, identified as Yulia, and they exchange heated words before Ivakova scoops the poop, chucks it into Yulia's sports convertible and scampers off laughing.
Ivakova begins by saying, "While waiting for a friend I became an eyewitness to a most inappropriate situation. This is very familiar." The camera pans to the dog mess and she says, "I want to go and sort this problem."
The camera switches to Yulia in her car—with her pet in the passenger seat—and Ivakova says, "This is the guilty one. Excuse me, girl, can you..." But before she can go on, Yulia looks into the camera and says, "Take away the camera. Turn it off."
Ivakova continues to record their face-off and tells Yulia she'll only stop when Yulia picks up her doggie's doo-doo. A defiant Yulia refuses to leave her car and snaps at Ivakova, "If you're bothered with this shit, clean it yourself."
An agitated Ivakova retorts, "Why should I clean after your dog? You don't like me filming? Clean the shit from your dog and I'll go away." Unrelenting, Yulia tells Ivakova, "Do you think that I'll stand up and clean the shit?"
Ivakova then admonishes Yulia, "Yes, even your dog is cleverer than you." But when Yulia swears at her, Ivakova plucks the excrement off the ground with a napkin and drops it into Yulia's car saying, "Bon appétit." She then runs away giggling as an outraged Yulia screams and calls her a "b*tch".
According to the Daily Mail, viewers have been polarised on the matter. Some have sided with Ivakova and her annoyance at pet owners who don't pick up after their animals, while others supported a more tactful approach in dealing with delinquent dog owners.
Ivakova's friends said she was concerned about the health risks from dog excrement being left out on streets and pavements.
Source: The Daily Mail
Published: 6th August 2012