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I took the kids for their evening walk at the park tonight. It was another wonderful evening; 90 degrees, high humidity with a slight coating...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 22nd 2008


I took the kids for their evening walk at the park tonight. It was another wonderful evening; 90 degrees, high humidity with a slight coating of city smog. Ahh, summertime in Atlanta. Truth be told, I actually prefer this type of weather, outside of the smog part.

The park we frequent is actually a civil war battleground and is heavily wooded with dirt paths for walking the dogs. There’s a creek in the middle of the park that we like to let the kids play in, and it’s something they look forward to all day. So much fun for them and so much fun to watch.

Tonight, as I’m walking along I see this big ‘ole dump in the middle of the dirt path. A big ‘ole canine dump. I think to myself, if the owner can’t be bothered to pick it up, they could at least have the decency to kick it off the path. It’s just common courtesy.

I walked over to the poop and, making sure there were plenty of leaves between my sneaker and the turd, kicked it off the trail. As I thought about this latest incident, I realized the only reason I do this is so the rest of us dog owners don’t get a bad rap from the sad, dogless folks out there.

So I have to ask, when you see dog poo on a trail, sidewalk, park path, beach, etc, what do you do? Do you leave it alone, pick it up with an extra doggie doo bag, kick it off the beaten path, save it for Rover to eat later?

Do tell.