Added Jun 11 2012
As dog owners living in the inner city, there aren't many options in where to take our little guys/girls so the can relieve themselves. With all the petty fines for not collecting the waste, to having to resort to jeopardizing personal safety by walking through alley ways so as not to
offend the non-dog owners, to the amateur gardener who shakes a heavy fist at you every time they sense your pet nearing their horrid looking garden gnomes. My question is: is it possible to give the smaller dog (say, oh, a Miniature Pincher/ Toy Dog) a bit of leeway when it comes to freely fertilizing the grassy areas on a sidewalk considering the size of the waste they produce? I mean, I know that, collectively, anything can get out if hand if not contained properly, but, come on, what's the true harm in a few unsightly turds? After all, people pay good money for the fertilizer our little fury friends offer for free..? To fine something as natural as not picking up tiny, Cheeto sized dumps coming from our domesticated dogs is pretty petty. And, shame on you lawn junkies and city officials for extorting money through the such. What's next, fining us for not teaching the dog to crap in the bathroom toilet and flushing afterwards? Am I alone in thinking this way?