Am I missing something, or are people complete idiots?
We have decided that we don’t want to have dog poop all over our community. To this end we expect pet owners to bag the feces of their beloved canine, and dispose of it in a convenient garbage can. If there is no readily available waste receptacle, we expect it to be packed home and disposed of it there. Fine.
But not every seems to understand all aspects of this complex procedure.
There seems to be a number of dog walkers who only understand the first step. I go walking up my local trail almost everyday and regularly find, beside the sidewalks and trails, neatly packaged bags of dog poop protected from the elements in bright white or neon blue baggies. If the stuff was just left beside the trail, the rain, sun and snails would erase it from memory. But inside its protective case, this doggie dump can sit like a monument for months commemorating the site of this momentous movement of digested kibble for the devout pilgrims who pass it on the trail.
I suggest that this dog poop ritual is an all or nothing kind of thing. Either go through the entire procedure and take the bag home with you, or don’t even start down the road of courtesy–just knock the stuff off the trail with a readily available stick and let nature take its course.