Last weekend, my daughter and I walked to Cartwright Mountain to enjoy its beautiful view of town.
All along the street, between the sidewalk and the rocky bluffs, is an areas of small white decorative rocks and newly planted trees.
We were pretty horrified to see this newly developed space spoiled by large piles of dog feces continuing up the road one after another.
There has been evidence of a great awareness of the public as more people take responsibility to scoop their dog’s poop.
Also, groups of people can be seen out shoveling to keep paths and trails clean.
Nevertheless, the problem continues to exist where some people seem to be unaware of the importance of taking responsibility for their pets and there have been quite a few letters in the papers recently, bemoaning this state of affairs.
Those of us with dogs sometimes struggle with the need to cater to this basic necessity but it is so easily solved by placing a plastic bag in your pocket.
In addition, I would like to request that the city increase the number of garbage receptacles and doggie bag dispensers.
Hopefully this would be a good reminder and make it easier for people to be more inclined to pick up after their pets.
If we don’t have to carry our bags of doodoo all over town, we might be more apt to keep Summerland clean and beautiful.