Lately around Hill Drive there's been a bit of barking about dog owners who allegedly leave their canine's poop on the sidewalk or on lawns—even if some of them do dutifully return and clean up after their pooch, as Immediate Past President Stephan Early vows he did in connection with an incident last week.
Based on first-hand observations and anecdotal information, there appear to be three distinct categories of people who do this:
1. The "look-around-quickly-to-see-if-anyone's-watching" dog owner who only picks up after him—or her—if there’s someone around.
2. The poop-and-run crapper.
3. The blasé crapper who actually doesn’t care what people think because—“it's nature" after all.
Patch asks: What do you think is the most diplomatic and effective way to tell neighborhood crappers to pick up after their pooches?