Written by Darren Chase
This time it is of a mother hurrying down Wynfield Drive from the pool. She clutches her young daughter, who is screaming non-stop, her legs flailing out of control. As you approach, your First Aid training floods through your mind…laceration, broken bone, snake bite. You shout, “What’s wrong? How can I help?” The mom responds in an exasperated tone, “She stepped in dog poop. Someone let their dog poop near the pool and they just left it there.” The mom hurries past you muttering words you cannot hear but clearly understand.
My story is a dramatic example, but nonetheless it depicts an accident that happens regularly in our neighborhood. Renegade dog poop has returned. On a recent walk, I counted at least a dozen homes with curbside droppings in the lawn.
So, a gentle reminder, please be considerate to your neighbors and pickup any poop your dog may leave behind. It’s EASY… For example, I keep a bucket of Walmart bags in the garage and take one on each walk. Once home a quick stop at the garbage can and all is well. I used to think it strange to see someone walking a dog holding a bag of poop. Now it’s the norm, and I am suspicious of the person walking home with hands free. I wonder…. where is the poop?
Thanks for your cooperation and much appreciation to all of you poop bag wielding dog walkers.