There was an excellent Op-Ed in today’s (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, by Miriam Halberstam, and linked as follows: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/fl-mhcol-dogs-oped0528-20130528,0,5534981,print.story. I believe that there are two very important points here, which Ms. Halberstam makes: 1. Don’t we all have more important things to do, or be concerned about? And 2. I really didn’t know that there were so, so many ways to describe the object of her story–dog crap.
When I come across such presents on our lawn, I merely consider that there will be more nitrogen going back into the soil–especially now that it is South Florida’s rainy season. Also, it tends to merely blend in with what’s left behind by the multitude of ducks that roam our neighborhoods, the occasional reptile or other assorted inhabitants of the Sunshine State.
Now, there should be more understanding among homeowners, especially where most homes are surrounded by a fair amount of grass. The person at the handle end of the leash, however, also needs to display some common sense–and courtesy to their neighbors. Many years ago, my Father used to get angry with someone who walked a German Shepherd and, every morning, it left a big load in the middle of his front walk, even though there was grass all over–and the curb was just a few feet away. But, I believe that Ms. Halberstam is merely referring to the normal “walk-by” visitor–without malice.
NOTE: I hope that you enjoy Ms. Halberstam’s column as much as I did.