Now that I got your attention, let’s talk about DOG POOP.
Circumventing dog poop is not an easy task for everybody. It requires your utmost attention for every step you take. Your tactics change when you’re pushing a stroller/cart, are accompanied with kids/toddlers or use a wheelchair. Lucky for me I have dog poop intuition and can spot a crappy sidewalk from a mile away. Although night time becomes real challenge as my poopy-sense is not nocturnal. Add the lack of sidewalk pedestrian lighting and it makes me wonder if I’m actually safer walking on the street instead.
Let’s face it: between the sidewalk smear, traditional scattered nuggets or freshly filled undisposed bags, walking around our City by the Sea sometimes feels like an obstacle course.
Seriously, If you don’t want to clean up after your dog, perhaps you’re not responsible enough to even have one. I love dogs. I love pets. I know most of you are very responsible with cleanup, but the few who aren’t are making it real crappy for everybody. You are pissing off your neighbors.
Alas, this is a battle that will never end, but I won’t give up. I sometimes fantasize of turning this blog into Dog Poop by the Sea By the City, just concentrate on this issue until it’s completely wiped out from Long Beach existence.
Just please give a crap and pick up the dog crap.