Few days ago, my brother was visiting from Seattle and we had just returned from Buona Beef* with some sandwiches for the family.
We'd parked the car in front of my house, and were walking along the sidewalk when my brother said, "Watch out for the dog &%#1!."
There, planted on my sidewalk, was a pile, clearly imprinted with my Doc Marten's sole.
What kind of boorish dog walker, anti-social lazy punk leaves a pile of dog droppings on another person's sidewalk?
More importantly, what can be done about this?
Do I need to fence off my front yard?
Must we put up signs – perhaps with explanatory pictures – beseeching people to be responsible pet owners?
I'm fine with dogs, though I prefer cats, but if your choice in life is to live with a hairy, smelly canine, the least you could do is not foist the responsibility for cleaning up after your beasts onto someone else. Like me. Which is all I'm saying.
Now you've got me riled.
*Obligatory food reference