Friday, 12 April 2013
One of the hazards of travelling the canals is the mess let by dogs. Some sectors of the dog-owning community seem to consider the canal towpath has been provided for their own personal dog bog. The provision of free bags and bins prompts no modification of behaviour in these repulsive creatures (I'm not talking about the dogs). Today, when we moored we took the usual precautions of checking the location of any dog poo and marking it for avoidance with our can of pink spraypaint. When we left the boat an hour later there was fresh mess right where we step off the boat. I make no apology for the revolting picture above - none was made to us when it was deposited.