Are owners of 20-pound-plus dogs trying to get dogs banned from public footpaths? I walk these daily and always there is a new pile of feces left for me to step on or near the edge of the trail for my dog to stuff her nose in. If I were a member of the non-dog-loving public, I would rally to have all dogs banned from these paths so that I could enjoy looking at the scenery rather than worrying about what might get stuck to my shoe.
As for the couch-potato owners of the elderly local dog, please let it roam in your backyard. It has a habit of leaving its piles of feces where children walk to catch school buses.
People, if you don’t like clearing up feces from a large dog, you should have adopted a little dog or none at all. You are giving the 95 per cent of us responsible dog owners a terrible reputation. And don’t think they can’t ban us from footpaths. Look how the cigarette smoke situation is being handled.
As for the dog owner who left its pooches feces where I park my garbage can, this week I have had to put it well to the left of its usual placement. Oh, and your dog needs worming.