Pick up after pooch

If you look closer you will see a pile of dog crap left behind for someone else to pick up.

We are so lucky to have beautiful views.

Most of you may see the beautiful vista of Kalamalka Lake, but if you look closer you will see a pile of dog crap left behind for someone else to pick up.

We are so lucky and fortunate in Vernon to have people that spend their time to lobby the local government and then spend countless hours of their own time to build these beautiful hiking trails for all of us to use and to show our friends from other areas just how beautiful an area we have, only to be disgusted with all the dog crap either on the trail or left in bags all over the place for someone else to pick up.

I am a dog owner. I consider myself a very responsible dog owner. I pick up after my dog when we are out and take it to the nearest garbage or home if one is not found where we walk.

Is that so hard to do? How would you feel if your neighbor came over and crapped on your lawn and left it for you to pick up?

This is happening in your neighborhood now only it is done by your neighbor’s dog.

When we walk around Middleton Mountain in the Coldstream, everywhere you look you will find bags of dog crap; in the parks and on trails; on the beautiful stairs that connect the neighborhoods or in the front yards of residential homes.

Then there are the creative people who tie them in a tree. Some dog owners need to grow up and take responsibility for their pets and respect the area we live in.

Times have changed. We don’t leave it lying around anymore! We have kids or grandchildren that roll in the grass in the parks.  We have pride in our neighborhoods and we want to show them off to our friends that visit without being ashamed.

Clean up your act. You know who you are. You should be ashamed of yourself.

B. Lutz

Vernon