Warning: This post contains a photo that you might find disgusting. You have been warned, so turn away now or skip this post.
It’s lovely up here in the headland isn’t it? I love it here too. I like how it can be wild and blustery and sometimes I imagine it is as wild as the moorland depicted in Wuthering Heights. No I don’t pretend that I’m Catherine, looking for her Heathcliff, I already found him, thank you very much.
I also like how immense it is. It’s big enough for the cows, for dogs and their owners to have a walk around without invading each others space. But one thing that really irks me though is that some of you seem to forget a certain rule, no it’s actually a “law”, isn’t it? You get fined, if you’re caught doing it. It’s really easy you know. But since you seem to have forgotten, let me remind you a few things you need to know/do before going out for a walk with your dog.
1. Never go out without a poo bag. You can forget the treats and the toys, they’ll forgive you. Besides, you can always hand them a treat as soon as you get home.
2. When the deed is done, don’t just walk away and pretend nothing happened. Your dog didn’t do an imaginary poo. There’s evidence and it’s really stinky. Chances are, some poor dog-walker will tread over it. It’s really easy, all you need to do is …
Unless of course, for some health reasons (arthritis?), you can’t really bend, or it hurts for you to bend – then perhaps, you shouldn’t even be walking your dog? Surely there’s someone else who can do it?
3. And lastly – yes I know how disgusting it is to be walking around with a poo bag in your hand. But don’t despair, chances are there will always be a dog poo bin in your area. If you’re from our neighbourhood, there is one, before the gate, near the football field. It’s really difficult to miss, because it’s red and has a black cover. Oh you mean, you are colour blind? Surely you can read then? Just dump it in there and we can all enjoy our walks with our dog without worrying about treading on your dog’s poo.