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Dog owners: Pick up the poop!

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webmaster | 08/07/13

My frustration has reached such a level that I feel compelled to write about my pet peeve: dog poop. Specifically, I am writing about pet owners that walk their dogs and neglect to scoop the poop that their animal deposits.

They leave it anywhere it drops: city streets, sidewalks, neighborhood yards, the Fresno River Trail, school yards — all over the place. The Fresno River Trail could be renamed the Petrified Poop Trail there is so much feces along the way. It is not only unsightly, it is unhealthy! It is no wonder that schools post signs that read No Dogs Allowed.

My neighbor was so irritated by a woman whose dog pooped on her lawn, she reminded the woman by saying, “Could you please pick up the poop?” The woman replied indignantly, “It’s not mine!” Duh! You’re right, Nincompoop, it’s not yours, it’s your dog’s! Clean it up!

Pet stores sell a variety of handy poop-bag dispensers that attach to the pet leash. Very convenient, you never leave home without the leash or your bags. If you don’t want to spend any money, you can easily re-cycle plastic grocery bags, they work wonderfully.

My point is this: If you are conscientious enough to walk your dog; be responsible as well. Pick up the poop!!! Isn’t it more embarrassing to walk off leaving a pile of poop on someone’s lawn as opposed to being embarrassed by putting it in a bag and throwing it in the trash?

Pooper-scooper Gail McIntyre,


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