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    City authorities in Paris have become increasingly worried over the state of their streets in recent years ...

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    CU Signs advertising dog's toilet (2 shots)

    CU ZOOM OUT from dog's lavatory bordered with flowers

    SV Poodle into lavatory and uses and walks off

    SV Alstion dog walks up to poodle and walks past lavatory

    SV Alsation walks through lavatory and uses payment

    LV Two men examining canine lavatory with one man demonstrating its use

    TV Dogs eye view of toilet, and then women taking dog inside, dog growls, refuses and walks out

    SV Women with dachshund trying to encourage her dog

    SV Dog urinating in street and walking off with master

    Initials NG/1635 NG/1655

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    Background: City authorities in Paris have become increasingly worried over the state of their streets in recent years ... particularly with the problems left by the capital's canine population
    So have the pollution-conscious. Responding to their ever-growing worries, the inventors have come up with a novel idea ... canine public conveniences for the use of perambulating poodles and other breeds
    The new-style toilets, which come complete with flushing water, have been named "canigites", and they are designed to cater for the needs and inclinations of all sizes of dogs
    In the time-honoured Pares tradition, the "canigite" is expected to occupy the same place in busy city life as the traditional male "urinoir"
    The would's first was ceremoniously opened in the Square de Clignancourt, in the city's Montmartre district, earlier this week. But it does not seem to be a great success so far with its customers
    Proud owners who trot their canine pets along to the convenience have found that the dogs, in the main, refuse to perform. Most of them still prefer the more commonplace delights of the payment. Only that most French of all dogs, the poodle, has deigned to follow the cit's head and utilise the innovation
    Publicity about the "canigites"has beer wide throughout the city as builders and authorities like attempt to recondition dog-owners and their pets. Even so, the coyly flower-bordered conveniences have mystified some unsuspecting passers-by ... and amazed others
    Soon the canine public toilets will become a common sight in Paris streets. The city plans to install at least 80 of them in the campaign to cut down street pollution
    SYNOPSIS: Paris -- that inveterate leader of fashion -- has come up with yet another novel idea. It's just set up the set up the world's first public toilet for dogs ... a discreet little number surrounded by fragrant flowers
    Some dogs -- including those most French of all pets,l the poodles -- have taken to the new canine conveniences with alacrity. They obviously prefer the privacy the establishment affords ... and the luxury of flushing water
    The idea sprang from city authorities growing concern over the state of Paris streets ... particularly the problems left behind by the canine community. So designers came up with the doggie toilet, based on the city's world-famous human "urinoirs"
    Some dogs though, aren't at all impressed
    The first of the new canine lavatories, or "canigites" as they've been called, was opened this week in the square de Cligancourt, neat Montmartre. Whatever its effect on the dogs... it's already had passers-by intrigued ... and amazed others
    But, whatever its ecological or municipal advantages, the "canigite" hasn't been a great success yet. It's not easy to coax a dog to change the habits of a lifetime ... as many owners have found out
    Even the best-behaved of dogs can be stubborn on occasion
    Eventually, the city plans to erect eighty of these canine conveniences around Paris. Most dogs, though, have already shown their contempt for the new establishments ... in the most natural way

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