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Katrina Larson: Winter’s thawing of the dog ‘leftovers’

To the Editor:

It’s that time of year again: Spring is upon us … well, mud season anyway.

With the warmer temperatures comes the melting and, yes, the aroma of the winter’s thawing of the dog “leftovers.” It is a rite of spring – the scooping – and yet, I am confronted by the increasing observance of the lonely poop bag sitting waiting on trail’s edge, on fence posts, or hanging from trees -year round, the poor bags waiting for the owners to claim them and depose of them properly.

The question that comes to mind is: Why? Why bother to bag if not intending to dispose? What’s the purpose then? Is there a hope of a mysterious fairy that comes in the darkness to collect these treasures? Not that I have witnessed.

Why not then, when in the wilderness or off trail, let it go the natural way of decay? When at a public park I understand the bagging, but not the leaving of the full bag left waiting, neatly tied, yet conspicuously alone.

Katrina Larson


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