SPRING HAS SPRUNG and it’s time to pause for that annual tradition — complaining about other people’s dogs.
I know, we’ve heard it all before but there’s a fresh angle to it — science has come up with an answer to the perennial spring phenomenon of dog poo sprouting all around us like brown dandelions.
In January, Citizen X made note of the proliferation of dog poop on a boulevard on his street, snapped a couple of photos, and commenced waiting for the owner to do something about it. (He says having a rational discussion with someone about such things is not easy these days.)
“I would have thought the situation would have been addressed by mid-March,” Citizen X told me a few days ago.
It wasn’t. About three weeks ago, a street sweeper went by and cleaned the stuff off the road but it continued to accumulate on the boulevard. “With the weather getting warmer, you can imagine the smell,” he says. Not to mention the health hazard.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.