When it comes to dog poop, there’s no rhyme or reason | AspenTimes.com

When it comes to dog poop, there’s no rhyme or reason

Aspen, CO Colorado

Whenever the snow melts in Aspen, the talk turns to poop ” the piles and piles left behind by dog owners too lazy or distracted to clean up.

Like clockwork, the topic steamed to the surface again during our recent warm spell, when Pitkin County Open Space ranger John Armstrong decided to flag hundreds of dog piles on Basalt’s Arbaney-Kittle trail to highlight the problem. We share Armstrong’s frustration, but there’s not much sense in another haughty editorial admonishing dog owners to practice common courtesy.

So instead of repeating ourselves, we went back to the vault for a few highlights from last summer’s Dog Poo Poetry contest. Maybe this issue requires a lighter touch.

Failing to scoop poop

Pretending you don’t notice

You know who you are

A Poodle-Park Pooper named Faucet

Drew a firm line, and refused to cross it.

“Can’t you see, man – I’m squattin

And I know it smells rotten.

But it’s your job to bag it and toss it.”

There once was a preacher named Chuck

Who stepped in dog poop and got stuck.

It clung to his shoe

Just like super-glue

And all he could say was, “Good Lord.”

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