I think it’s safe to say we have a dog poo problem in Featherston. Dog poo is everywhere: on the footpaths, next to the footpaths, under bushes and around lamp posts. I’ve had it on the buggy wheels and the boys have stepped in it more than once. I have indeed seen dog walkers either ignoring their dog’s droppings or trying to hide it before walking off. The roaming dogs around the place just add to the problem. No one cares enough about those dogs to even keep them locked up, let alone pick up after them.
I giggle when I think of some of the big tough looking fellows who walk their dogs stopping to pick up poo. Perhaps they are just too bad ass to keep a couple of plastic bags in their pockets.
Still misery loves company and it’s nice to know we are not the only place having trouble with disrespectful dog owners. According to The Dom Post Tawa, Mt. Victoria and the Town Belt have joined us.
Just don’t get me started on barking dogs. You know ones that run out at you and bark and growl like they want to disembowel you.