We love dogs. Don’t get me wrong.
I grew up with a Golden Retriever , Benny, my childhood companion. I fed him. Took him for daily walks and runs. And I trained him to ; sit , wait, shake hands, roll-over, fetch, chase the neighbor’s cat and most importantly where to ‘go about his business’ and how to cover it up when he’s done.
The Green is the ideal place to live for dog owners. Plenty of space, lots of grassy areas for a dog to run around in and get exercise.
Humans and their children also like to run around the Green , or go for bike rides , walks , exercise.
There is nothing worse when you are out for a walk, than the sight and smell of a steaming pile of doggy do. Lately on my bike ride around the Green, it’s becoming a bit of a mine field – Dog crap is everywhere – and no one seems to want to clean it up. well you can’t blame the street sweepers – I wouldn’t touch it even if you paid me either – because IT’S NOT MY DOG !!!
Dog Owners – please – train your dog to ‘go’ in an area that is away from public walkways – out of sight and smelling distance from other people’s gardens and children’s play areas.
When your dog has done his deed, you can teach him to scratch and cover it with dirt and grass – or do as my mum does – carry a small spade and gloves with you when you go for a walk.
Keep the Green Clean !