This afternoon Ethan and I went to the library for story time, as we usually do on a Monday. Ethan has really got into his bike in the last couple of weeks, so unsurprisingly he wanted to ride it there. I took the buggy with us as well though, just in case he got too tired (it's a good 20-25 min walk there for an adult let alone a 2 year old!). So.. we had a lot of wheels to look out for.. a lot of wheels which I had to make sure dodged the poo.
What is wrong with people? There is so much dog poo around at the moment. I'm sure it's worse than it has been before. Do people get lazy about picking up poop when there's a financial downturn. Are poo bags too expensive for them? It was impossible not to get dog mess on us today. I truly mean impossible. You dodge one bit, only to end up in another. It's not so bad when it's just me pushing the buggy.. I have pretty good peripheral vision, a pretty good poo-dar. But me, a buggy, Ethan and a bike? Nah. It's just not going to be possible. I think we managed to dodge the dumps on the way to the library, though I can't be 100% sure. The way home though? Ethan went through a whole load. It was on both of his bike wheels.. massive fecking lumps of the stuff with leaves stuck to it. It was on the buggy as well.
I WAS HOPPING MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hate the fact that due to other peoples laziness I have to be digging bits of their dog crap out of my sons bike wheels and the buggy wheels with a stick. I hate the fact that when we get home after a looooooooooooong walk in the cold we then have to spend 15 minutes outside hosing off poo in the dark, making my son's evening meal late.
I love dogs!! But tell me.. why is it that when I walk my parents dog with Ethan and a buggy in tow I can manage to pick up the poop? If I can do it whilst holding a dog and a toddler then in my opinion anyone can.
DOG OWNERS PLEASE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. I AM SO FED UP OF THE MESS!
I realise this rant isn't going to help or change things. But I needed to let it out. Tomorrow is another day. I'd better get my shit poking stick cleaned up.