Pooch’s pile left in CBD
I love dogs but sometimes dog owners bring their “best friend” into inappropriate locations with no intention of being responsible about cleaning up their poo. I wrote the following poem on Tuesday after experiencing a repeat situation within the Gladstone Road shopping area.
I shopped on Gladstone Road
today within the central city
I saw you strolling with your dog —
the scene was almost pretty,
But as I watched, your pooch did
pause and left a smelly pile
Then both of you continued on
your walk for quite some while.
I wondered why you did not stop
and clean the pile away
But then I know you do not care for
the mess you left today
It was not long before I saw this
mess tramped door to door
Children's feet and mother's shoe
covered in your poo.
I wanted to ask why you brought
your darling pooch to town
But I fear the response will only be
a cuss and angry frown
So if you must shop with your dog,
care enough to leave no waste
Carry a simple clean-up bag and
keep our city a pleasant place.
Or better still please walk your dog
in places fresh and grassy green
Where if you really do not care —
at least it won't be seen.