I have just returned from my daily walk. During these walks I enjoy peace and quiet, breathe lovely fresh air and take in pleasant scenery and realize how fortunate I am. But I also compose a brilliant, articulate letter that I am always going to forward to the news. When I sit down to do so, it never sounds a brilliant or moving…but here goes.
The reason I am writing is…dog excrement!
I observe many a small pile of dog poop along the way (which alone is gross). But it is the dessert plate size pile of ---- that has (as my mother used to say) got my dander up! When are dog owners going to get responsible and pick this up? If owners of large dogs can’t stomach to pick up the large aromatic, steaming pile of poop when it is deposited, then they shouldn’t have the large precious pet!
What is the solution? Maybe I need to case out the area, pick it up myself, follow those owners back to their residences, and deposit it on their front steps, where they walk, but alas, I cannot stomach such a thought. Graphic, yes, but I find no other way to express my disdain. I have stopped walking in our beautiful Kenna Cartwright Park in summer because of the odour and distaste of tiptoeing through the poop!
Thank you to those pet owners who do pick up the remnants of their walks and sorry to those readers who cannot stomach this topic.
We, a collective we, have to get a handle on this before we become the “Poop Capital of B.C.”