Sometimes I think I live in Oak Poop rather than Oak Park. I live in downtown Oak Park and walk around downtown and the village every day. I can’t believe how many times I have to dodge poop on the sidewalks. Yes, the sidewalks! I love dogs, but their two-legged friends aren’t doing their job.

It has to be hard not to know your dog just pooped on the sidewalk. Austin Gardens has signs up saying, “If your dog poops while nobody sees, you still have to pick it up.” Well, maybe we need those signs everywhere.

You should not own a dog if you don’t scoop the poop!

Rick Klaus
Oak Park dog lover

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