Thursday, 7 March 2013

Dog House Blog, Less Po-Po More Pom-Pom!


Molly The Wally Does A Spot Of Knitting!


Leicester Police Find New Way To Be Tough On Crime!




After yesterdays’ post with regards to those cool toys from Playmobil we think the whole Toy-Town concept has gone to our polices’ heads. Police officers spent hours hanging knitted pom-poms from trees in a bizarre bid to reduce the fear of crime in Leicester. Rather than going after criminals the local constabulary felt that a little tree art was more appropriate. We were surprised our Health & Safety spoilsports allowed them to climb the ladders. Residents around Bede Park in Leicester say they want more street lighting and CCTV cameras after a survey found people living there felt more at risk than anywhere else in the city. What they got were a load of fluffy balls to make them smile and supposedly induce feelings of security. But locals dubbed it the worst crime fighting idea ever. I was really worried about this countrys’ rapid descent into lawlessness but now I've seen these fluffy pom-poms I am secure in the knowledge that we are tough on crime. Maybe they have been trying to catch a cat burglar in the area? Gives a whole new meaning to ‘The Policemans’ Ball’! Leicestershire Police said guerrilla knitting is one of a number of ideas that is being looked at to reduce the fear of crime in the area. Go grab a guerilla and get your knitting needles out folks and remember let’s be safe out there.

47 comments:

  1. Probably they let the bad guy sitting in jail knitt those pom poms, so they have an occupation and don't think of next possible crimes! And the ones that are still outside are scares to end like this and change their way- of-life!
    Nice regards
    Arno

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  2. Here in Oz in Shopping areas where lots of teens would hang out and harass shoppers, they started playing Barry Manilow music....soon got rid of them. Just an idea.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Hahaha, they do that in the student toilets where my peep works, to stop the buggers smoking in there... BOL!

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  3. LOL, just so funny, agree with Arno.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. This is way too bizarre! What would they think of next?

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  4. We aren't quite sure what to say ...... it is so weird, might it just work?? She said She would be happier with the CCTV etc but the pom poms did make Her smile!!

    Woof

    Groucho

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  5. That is pretty weird. I actually think they look fairly ugly up there. I do think that cleaning up a city and making more parks and things to do iwll reduce crime, they are trying to restore the waterfront in uptown the bronx in some tough parts of manhattan and i think that will have a positive effect it will give people things to do and beauitfy the neighborhood rather then treating it as a dumpyard for the rest of the city, but pom poms no

    urban hounds

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  6. That is ridiculous! People are so silly!

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  7. Ha ha ha, such sarcasm :-) :-) Bet they got them on a job lot from ebay anyway. Or maybe with all the paper work and pounding the beat they found time to do a little knitting. Do you think it would be a positive thing if we put them all around the cottage next door... ?
    :-):-)
    xxx

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  8. With any luck someone will steal all the pom poms and actually make the police do some real work finding out who done it!

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  9. I agree Divas need more Pom-Poms!! Just hope they don't get swiped!!
    Hugs madi your BFFF

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  10. That's a pretty odd way of preventing crime...and what's going to happen when the leaves fill in on the trees in the near future? Will there be a big rebound crime spree?

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  11. Paint the sidewalks pink is just as effective at eliminating crime as hanging pom poms from the trees.

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  12. You just never know what humans will come up with next sweet Molly! That is why they are so entertaining!

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  13. Holy smokes Miz Molly - the world is going coo-coo! POM POMS? Hmmm.....tell me Miz M., what do you see in your crystal pyramid for our future? Where are we going I say!

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  14. Lets hope no-one gets mugged while they are staring raptly at the pretty pom-poms!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  15. I guess while you are being robbed on the city streets you will have someting colorful to look at.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  16. That's a joke? ... or isn't it? I'm glad we have a wonderful street lighting here, because they forgot to remove the christmas illumination ;o)Have a fluffy thursday ;o)

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  17. BOL! To Catch a Cat Burglar!!! What will you think of next, Miss Molly???

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  18. We have no words.........
    stella rose and mags

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  19. yarn bombing. such a tough graffiti!

    (i had internet issues yesterday all day - will have to find your comment and go to that link you provided on horses.)

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  20. What the heck is going on across the pond?!?

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  21. PoPo and Pom Poms.... THAT is a FUNNY combo!!! hehehehe

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  22. thank you, THANK YOU, for that link. it was absolutely magnificent and i sobbed throughout...

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  23. I love the aussie comment above - playing Barry Manilow music cleared the area - that's just what we need here!

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  24. Well, this is certainly a unique plan...and colorful...

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  25. Fun decorating! Oh the Pawlice

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  26. So next time someone is getting mugged they just point to the colorful pom poms and the mystic pom force will convince the mugger to walk away? Do I have that right? Is this an episode of Torchwood? Will the poms hatch into aliens for Captain Jack and the team to vanquish? You sure do things different in the UK

    On another note...I love your limerick today Molly...I think Oz was right on the mark in capturing your Molly-ness

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  27. That is REALLY peculiar. I mean like ... REEEEEEALLY peculiar.
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  28. Aww I think that is such a cute idea, very original of the police. Molly I don't know where to find your email so i can send you the link?

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  29. Pawsome Molly! A ball tree! Good Old Bill, always up for trying new things.
    Molly ? Do you think us doggies could get them somehow? *wag wag wag*

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  30. That is about one of the silliest things I've ever heard of. The police think they have big enough balls to scare someone.


    Pshaw!

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  31. How bizarre! We never heard of anything so silly.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  32. Hello Molly, oh - I can´t believe ....so silly this is like a joke for a TV-show.
    Wuff and LG
    Aiko

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  33. Cat burglar...bwhahaha! Good one! Maybe they put catnip in the fluffy balls?

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  34. We do NOT understand the logic behind this!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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  35. Lol - wow is all I think I can say to this one...

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  36. Now let us get this straight, the cops are trying to make people feel better about all the crime in their neighborhood. So when a thief comes over and pilfers their wallet they will smile? Pretty silly idea!

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  37. :D I think they may have been more successful in the fight against crime if they'd simply hung the knitting needles around the place. At least they can be used as some form of self defense

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  38. I don't understand, if someone commits a crime under the tree do the balls drop on their head??

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  39. Still scratching our heads trying to figure out the connection between pom poms hanging from trees and feeling more secure. Interesting. I'll bet the police paid some consultant psychologist big money for that idea. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

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  40. Hi Molly, So now you don't need any qualifications to join the police force and fight crime. The only entrance exam needed is an understanding of basic knitting instructions knit one pearl one, how to read a knitting pattern and of course how to make a knitted ball. Perhaps we should all start knitting our own Chief Commissioner! Now I am off to lie down as I feel quite wooly headed!

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