Monday, 28 March 2016
Spring is approaching and most of the snow has melted, revealing the ugly detritus of a throw-away, uncaring society: crushed plastic water bottles, cigarette butts, broken kids' toys.
Not to mention dog poop. Too many dog owners mistakenly think that it dissolves or decomposes under the snow, so they just don't bother picking up after their dogs. Sorry, it doesn't, it just freezes where it was left. Then after a thaw the rest of us have to dodge the remnants.
There are a number of dog owners nearby who allow their dogs to run around in their backyards, which is fine - but they don't pick up the leavings. Some of these people even have young kids. Who in their right mind would leave dog poop all over their yard? That's mighty unhealthy for both the dog and the kids.
I've said before and I'll say it again. It might be a good idea for prospective pet owners to take a course of some kind so that they know the rules and expectations of having said pet. In the case of a dog, said owners and dogs would have to attend obedience classes. That would solve many problems.