Frustrated homeowner tired of direspectful dog owners

Tara Donley of Ladysmith has noticed an increase int he piles of doggie droppings on her gravel driveway, and she's frustrated.

Editor:

I am a frustrated homeowner with a comment directed to disrespectful dog owners.

Our house is located on the inside corner of a bend in the road in Ladysmith, and apparently this is an invitation for our flower beds and, most frustratingly, gravel driveway to be used as the local doggie outhouse.

In the past weeks, I have noticed an increase in the piles of doggie droppings on my driveway and to my absolute disgust have found myself blindly traipsing through it when I come home in the evening (by which time it is of course dark and, lately, raining). There is nothing quite like having to start your day off by digging the dog poop out of the tread of your running shoes before you can pack them back into your gym bag and head off to work!

Being a dog owner means being responsible for your animal — if you cannot control it off-leash, then it should be on-leash at all times, and it is always, always your responsibility to clean up after you animal.

So this is my request to dog owners — always clean up after you animals and keep them off other people’s private property.

I do not have a dog and do not find it acceptable that I am constantly cleaning up after other people’s dogs.

Be a good dog owner or don’t be a dog owner!!!!!

Tara Donley

Ladysmith