Another chapter in the book I’ll never write: A Slice of Life Story

25 Aug

sol

We have a menace on our street. Someone is not picking up after their dog…a lot. Pretty much every bit of grassy parking strip is tainted.

We have a regular route we walk. Out the back door to the sidewalk, across the street, then a quick jaunt to the corner and around the block. If Fiona is feeling really energetic we do two blocks. Go team basset!

I always look down and around to be sure there isn’t anything for the girls to get into. But now, as I turn back onto our street, it is awful. And I am not the only one who has noticed. The neighbor across the way thinks she knows who it is. But no one has actually seen the person.

The best reaction is this:

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This neighbor is fed up with this mystery person leaving a mess on her parking strip. I love her positive message, though you can tell she is really angry. I hope her strategy s successful.

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It is a little hard to read, but here is what it says:

Dear person leaving dog poop,

Instead of putting your dog’s poop in the street, could you please pick it up with these baggies? Let’s all work together to have a clean and pleasant  neighborhood.

Yup, another chapter for My Life in Dog Poop, that book I’ll never write.

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3 Responses to “Another chapter in the book I’ll never write: A Slice of Life Story”

  1. arjeha August 25, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Hopefully the guilty person will recognize him/herself and take the hint. I also like the positive approach to this although I don’t know if I could be gentle with my words.

  2. Lisa August 25, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    I had the same complaint at our old house. There was a short trail through the woods, and people acted as if they were miles into the bush, leaving the dog’s business everywhere. Much better on this street where everyone is careful to pick up!

  3. kathleentobiasson August 25, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Gah! We have some really nice dog friendly parks in town, but have already lost one because people refuse to pick up after their pets. On Sunday, I stepped in poop on the path. Again. I really don’t get it & totally feel your frusteration!!

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