My wife and I are relatively new to Fernie, and have been enjoying its many outdoor charms, one of them being walks along the riverside pathways. We walk those paths all year round, very often with our dog. With snow now deep everywhere, a new eyesore became all too obvious.
There are stretches of the trail where dog ‘doo-doo’ lies in gross clumps all around the travelled path and edges. Very ugly! And really, unnecessary, too! C’mon dog owners of Fernie, you can do better than to turn Fernie’s trails into an open dog-toilet! There are ‘bag stations’ at a few points on the paths, and in any case, you know you must have them with you whenever you take your pet for a walk. Let’s get with it, and keep Fernie looking beautiful!
And one other thing while I’m on the subject. Why would someone do the right thing and bag their dog’s excretion, and then leave the bag on the ground? ‘Makes no sense, but I’ve found used bags several times on our walks. So, please, people, be fully responsible, not just part-way, and put the bag in a proper garbage receptacle.
All of this should be ‘Citizenship 101,’ not something needing to be constantly restated!