SUMMARY: Why is this so hard?I know that I'm preaching to the choir here, but WHY is it so hard for people to pick up their dog's poo? OK, maybe you left your bags at home--but aren't there ALWAYS plastic bags lying around in the nearby shrubs? (Well, maybe that'll be fixed as more cities vote to outlaw one-use plastic bags, as they're doing around here.)
But please explain the two I picked up this morning within 5 feet of the poop-bag dispensing station at the park entry? And one ON the sidewalk about 20 feet away? And two more about one foot off the path 30 feet down? You know that those dogs are probably on leash and their owners probably saw them poop.
I walked a straight line through the middle of the huge grassy field and picked up three more. Picked up a couple (as usual) within 10 feet of the garbage can. Left a couple because I was out of bags (even took a couple from their dispenser) and tired of picking up poop.
Who knew there were so many people in this neighborhood with such severe mental and/or physical handicaps that they can't figure out how to pick up their dogs' leavings? As a public service for those to whom it has NEVER OCCURRED for some reason to do this task, herewith:
How to Pick Up Your Dog's Waste/poo/poop/feces/shit:
1. Insert hand into cute designer plastic bag from dispenser.
2. Grab not-so-cute deposit from ground.
3. Invert bag with a sophisticated flourish.
4. Tie cute designer knot and drop into nearby designer receptacle.
[Note that this is NOT the schoolyard a mile away where I and others play off-leash with our dogs, which is always clean of poo. I don't get it, I don't, I don't.]