Hi everyone. Hope all is well with all my bloggy friends today. Since my daughter and granddaughter have been here from France, I have been taking their little French Bulldog (Alfred) out for a walk most days, and I must admit that I am really enjoying it.
We have a large park area just a field across from our house. It is very pretty, with a large fishing lake which has lots of Canadian Geese on it. When you walk around there, you really see nature at its best, especially when the sun is shining!
But, and this is the bit which is not nice, I have been dismayed at the amount of dog mess that people leave in this beautiful place, whilst they are out walking their dogs. So much so that, instead of enjoying all the beauty around me, I have had to keep my eyes peeled to the ground, to make sure that Alfred wasn't eating what he shouldn't be eating while he was snuffling around!
Why do people do this? It really is beyond me and certainly gives dog owners a bad name, which is a shame, because I know that the majority of them do pick up the mess. After all, there are enough bins for just this sort of rubbish in the park area.
Lots of little children go up there (including my two youngest grandchildren) to run around and kick a ball, so it really is not good enough.
Anyway, I shall end on a pleasant note, with a couple of quotations which I hope will make you smile. (Can you believe that it's the 1st of July already?! I guess all my American friends will be getting geared up to celebrate American Independence Day!)
. "Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford
"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." - Phil Pastoret
. "The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can't afford to keep a yes-man." - Robertson Davies
. "A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk." - O.A. Battista