I think someone is upset with me.
Well, with us, or maybe with my dog. But I guess I have to take the responsibility.
What do you suppose these signs say? Yep. Those are "Clean Up After Your Dog" signs. The one has been in the lot next to us for a couple of years now. I sort of wondered why they decided to put it up next to my house but decided that since the signs had been put up here and there around the neighborhood that no one was targeting me. But the second one... This was nailed up on a tree directly across from my front door last week. Do you think someone is trying to tell me something?
Let me defend myself. I DO clean up after my dog and always have! Tetsu and I take Choco for a walk at least twice a day and I carry a little shovel with me when we go. Our walk route is along the fields and in the forest and we rarely walk within the neighborhood just because all the dogs make so much racket when we go by. When Choco does her business I dig a hole at the side of the road or in the forest and bury it. I do not just leave a pile for someone to step in. If Choco left a present in front of someone's house, obviously I'm not going to dig in their garden, I'd take it home; but since we're out in fields... However, someone doesn't think burying is enough. I'm supposed to carry piles home with me, thus the signs.
Ok, ok. I admit, I haven't been carrying my bag along with my shovel. I shall change my ways. Obviously there are different whistles we feel we need to blow. I get burned up about people who leave plastic bottles and cans along the roadside. Dog waste, well, that will eventually go back to Mother Earth. But others find my lack of sensitivity to the situation unforgivable so now I've got signs staring at me.
Choco and I want to be good citizens so I have a nice little bag now to carry on my walks and I hope my neighbors will forgive me.