[gdum-l] Picking up after Your Dog
bhachey at comcast.net
Fri Feb 5 03:11:21 GMT 2010
The following appeared on Boston.com:
Headline: Dog-walking etiquette and the disabled
Date: Feb 3, 2010
""Blind people have enough to contend with. People, please clean up after your dogs." -- Dora Elliott"
DID YOU know that people with Seeing Eye dogs - people such as my daughter - can, and do, pick up after their dog's messes? It isn't easy, but they do it.
Now imagine that you are blind and out walking your dog. You can't see the messes people have left while walking their dogs, so you are much more likely
to step in them than other people. Often you might not know it until you have tracked it into your home. Close your eyes and try to clean it off of your
shoes. How do you locate it on your floors?
This week I picked up 40 dog messes at Huron Avenue and Sparks Street in Cambridge. This corner has a post with dog clean-up bags, and a polite reminder.
What more does it take? There are numerous other places throughout the Boston area where this is a problem.
My daughter said, "I am afraid people will think it is me not cleaning up after my dog since I'm blind.'' Bless her heart to have to worry about that, along
with the worry of stepping in dog messes.
Blind people have enough to contend with. People, please clean up after your dogs.
© Copyright 2010 Globe Newspaper Company.
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