I noticed more and more neglected piles appearing all over the place... I even witnessed several people watch their dogs poop, and casually walk away... leaving this mess to be someone else's problem. As a responsible pet owner, I never take my dogs out in public without poop bags in my pocket, I am very angry with people who can't seem to be bothered by picking up after their dogs. My anger escalates only when I see how many places dogs aren't allowed any more, how hard it is to find a show site for dog events, and the increase in fees that I'm required to pay... all because people refuse to be responsible and pick up after their animal companions. I know that most people are very responsible for picking up after their dogs (Thank you!!!). However, it only takes a few to ruin it for everyone. So, in the hopes that we'll be able to continue taking our animal companions to public places, please be responsible and pick up after your pets, and encourage your friends to do the same. My favourite line: "Oh, you forgot your poop bag? I have one you can use."