Text From South Lake Union
Let's Talk About Dog Shit
Let's talk about dog shit, not as metaphor, but as the waste that actually comes out of dogs.
South Lake Union is home to many dogs. I adore dogs. But they shit. And the dog owners of South Lake Union are not conscientious disposers of dog shit.
O, I see owners take care of their dog's shit. But I also see them ignore the dog shit left behind by irresponsible owners.
When a local greenbelt was closed to canines, the local dog owners loudly complained. They held community meetings. But that greenbelt, also a playground for local students, had become a miasma of dog shit.
To paraphrase Marx, if you South Lake Union dog owners want to be great, and have great dog parks, then you must work for the common collection of orphaned dog shit.
In practical terms, carry two plastic bags when you walk your dogs: one for your dog's shit and one for some other asshole.