Sid From An Officer and a Gentleman Spent His Morning Talking About Dog Poop at City Council

Sid, in better times.

The last time we saw Sid, he was dropping out of Navy flight school, getting his marriage proposal rejected, and killing himself in a motel room. If that’s a spoiler for you, sorry; the movie’s 30 years old.

Since then, Sid (actor David Keith) has spent his time in more than 100 titles, but his latest role is “actor/activist who came to Dallas today to talk about dog DNA, specifically Poo Prints, which, yes, is a real thing.”

Krista wrote about Poo Prints Dallas back in our October issue, but the basic gist is this, in her words:

“When a resident with a pet signs a lease, the dog’s cheek is swabbed. This sample is sent to the BioPet Vet Lab in Tennessee, which extracts the dog’s DNA and keeps it on file. When a waste sample is found [ed: in a public place, lawn, etc.], Welch puts it in a container with enzymes, shakes until it’s the consistency of a “milkshake slurry,” and sends it to the lab. Within five days, the DNA is analyzed, and, with 99.9 percent certainty, the culprit is identified.”

Dog DNA has become Keith’s pet project, travelling the country to extoll its virtues, which include genetic disease research, veterinary medicine advances, and the closure of puppy mills. It’s a leap from using DNA to identify jackasses who don’t pick up their dog’s crap, but Keith seems comfortable with it.

“DNA is the silver bullet that protects humans – and the animals that protect us – from the impurities in life,” he said to council members, not at all sounding like late-night television huckster.

Councilwoman Delia Jasso urged Keith and Poo Prints Dallas head Cedric Moses to speak with Dallas-based animal rights groups, effectively saying “Please leave and talk about dog poop to someone else.”

5 comments on “Sid From An Officer and a Gentleman Spent His Morning Talking About Dog Poop at City Council

  1. Or possibly, talk ABOUT dog poop TO someone else. If you talk to dog poop, before long you find yourself institutionalized. Then again, that might also be true about talking to the City Council.

  2. OK, now the last sentence has been edited (without comment), so my comment makes no sense. Thanks.

  3. Bradford-

    Thank you truly! We love all press, even yours! We would also welcome you asking me direct questions in an interview format so you get the facts.

    We have no feelings towards what you call tongue-in-cheek, or a smear, bad press or just uneducated on the facts it is all good press to us. We are about awareness, a greener and cleaner city. All the jokes and diverting of the issues are common place for the uneducated in this subject matter. We love your totally wrong segment it shows you didn’t do your research, due to we were asked to come back to the city council and present a implementation plan hence the reason we had a close door session afterwards with several of the key council members.

    Councilwoman Delia Jasso has actually been one of our biggest advocates because she understands that 40% of the containments you drink in Dallas City water comes directly from dog fecal matter. Test the water and you will see for yourself. She wanted to chime in because on the Nov. 7th meeting she felt this was something the city needs to look at along with Angela Hunt and wanted to lend a hand in directing me to more supports. If you would have listen to her she said clearly, “You’re in the right place to get this started but we need to hear from our staffers and other city departments.” I wonder why you left that part out or the fact she said this is a great idea and we need more information to make a decision and never hinted on me leaving. As a matter of fact I wasn’t even speaking at the time and she asked for information directly from me, upon which I came back to the podium. I have seen someone asked to leave and be removed which happen today and I was far from any of that.

    As far as David Keith and your statement about its been years since you seen him. It’s really sad you have to be educated again on something you should know. Have you seen this nationally televised show called Hawaii 5-0 sitcom the new series. David Keith is doing well. If you need more information contact us http://www.PooPrints-Texas.com

  4. The part that bothers me is where specimen jars of poop milkshakes are criss-crossing the country, presumably via UPS or the US Postal Service. Ick.