Yesterday, right after our supper, I take our dog out and walk down the sidewalk of our street. It isn't a far walk, but it is enough for Roxy to get a little exercise and for her to have a chance to go to the bathroom. Yesterday, it poured rain and all of our snow is gone once again.
You'll remember that dog ownership was new to us last spring and this is our first winter having a dog, so I guess I never really noticed this phenomenon before.
People don't seem to pick up their puppy poop when there is snow on the ground.
I am guessing that people think it is covered in snow so it isn't visible-no harm, no foul.
Then, the snow melts. Yet, dog poop doesn't melt, and now the ground and sidewalk is covered, and it certainly isn't frozen. I have three children who walk the sidewalk daily to go to and from their bus stops. It is oh-so-pleasant when they track wet dog poop into the house on their boots.
I just don't get it? I don't remember seeing dog poop everywhere the rest of the year. I would never not stop and scoop up my dog's poop, she is small, but mighty. I can only imagine the mess I would be leaving behind if I didn't. Is it just me, or is it the responsibility of the dog owner to pick it up, no matter the time of year?