It's DOG CRAP. I went for a walk on the Minuteman Bike Path yesterday, which was littered - and I mean steaming piles strewn everywhere - with dog crap. THANK YOU, person whose dog's anus is responsible for destroying my Nikes. There is no way to get the smell out, either. I walked through every remaining snow bank I could find trying to clean off the shoe, scraped it on rocks and tree roots, but to no avail. I live in an apartment, don't have a hose, and I'm not throwing my shoes into the same washer that cleans my clothes. So how do I clean your rancid dog droppings from my shoes, then? And why should it be on my shoe in the first place? If I wanted to have dog crap in my life, I would get an effing dog.
If you consider yourself fit and able to be a dog owner, then you are fit and able enough to pick up after your animal. For crap's sake, people! How can you think that is acceptable? Part of being a dog owner is knowing that you have to clean up their turds, just like part of being a cat owner is knowing that you have to provide them with a litterbox. I do my part. DO your effing part! I'm tempted to sit in my window with a potato launcher and snipe cat turds from my litterbox at people on the bike path who I see offending the "pick up after your dog" rule. Yeah - it's a rule! See?
What? No mutt mitts left? Too effing bad! It's no excuse. Your dog is going to crap on this walk, so bring a backup baggie. Dog ownership 101. It is not the town's responsibility to clean up your dog's steaming loafs - it's your responsibility. Yeah - it's gross to pick up crap with nothing between your hand and the turd but a thin sheet of plastic, but you signed up for that when you decided to get a dog. So pick up the turd and shut up. It's beyond rude and gross to leave your dog crap in a public place! And it's a health hazard. Check out this shot - three steaming piles, less than five feet apart - all in the middle of the path.