Saturday, November 03, 2007

signs, signs, everywhere signs:

Across the street from our home is a city park.
In said city park is this sign.
Considerate Citizens Pick Up After Their Pets

In Albany It's The Law!

This sign says to me that everywhere else in the world kind people are removing doggie surprises left behind by their pets... but here, in our lovely town we, as people, suck so bad we had to make pet doodle removal a law or we would be overrun by Ca-Ca.

I have been ruminating over this sign for several months as we sit on the porch, the sign, in its full glory standing proudly in our view.(there are friends there with me... real friends... not like talking to myself, taking medication, visiting a hospital type we)

So... what do you think? In Albany, it's the LAW!


Sleeping Mommy said...

Hey I talk to myself, nothing wrong with that. Right?

We don't have signs like this around our town, and you know what? There's usually dog crap in people's yards around town. So I guess sometimes you have to tell people what to do if you want it done.

Michele sent me. :)

Sara said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog - and yes it was truly fun meeting her!

We have that same law and a similar sign in all our parks here in NH...guess it pays to advertise the laws! We don't step in much stuff in the parks... :)

BreadBox said...

The sign says nothing about the numbers of people elsewhere who are considerate, only that the considerate ones *do* pick up! And so you could read the law as "thou shalt be considerate" instead of "you are a b*****d" --- which is just slightly nicer....

Michele sent me,

Anonymous said...

DAK-IND I would find myself musing over that sign exactly as you do.

Matter a fact here is my current thought on it:

Some person sitting in an office looked at the proof of that sign before it was printed and said, "Yep, that's what I'm looking for! Print these babies up and get 'em posted!"

OldHorsetailSnake said...

No, that's wrong. What the sign should say is "In Albany, so are we." So many people would try to figure out that sign that they'd, I don't know, what are we talking about....???

No laws about ca-ca, please.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is interesting that you take the sign in the way you do...Here in Los Angeles it is the Law, too! My "take" on the sign is---because it is the law, I may report you if I see you NOT picking up after your dog....! In other words, it is not only rude...(I know, they don't say that---I do...? LOL) But it is also illegal to leave dog poop lying around...AND, that being the case, one could get arrested for not obeying the law.

I find here, that a lot of people don't know that it is the law....So, besides not cating, in a general way, they aren't even interested enough to know that it is also illegal....Well, that's my take on that sign....!

Many many months ago when I was up the street coming down the hill, I saw a sign out in front of someone's home...plain & simple: No Dog Shit!
That is what it said....!