It was a much needed story, and hopefully more people will be aware and take positive action as a result.
Unfortunately, I have recently noticed another problem dog poop area—Los Gatos Boulevard.
My family walks to town down Los Gatos Boulevard at least three to four times a week. We have been noticing more and more dog poop on the sidewalk and in some of the yards along the way all the way down into Main Street.
And, it's not just lazy individual dog owners who are to blame. While driving down Los Gatos Boulevard the morning of June 14 before 10 a.m., on my way to work, I saw a "professional" dog walker—40-something-year-old white guy with a goatee wearing sunglasses—walking a herd of about six sport-type dogs (German short-haired Pointers, etc).
He stopped at the corner of Los Gatos Boulevard and Fillmer Avenue because one of the dogs he was walking had to do its business, and then continued on his way without even so much as pretending to be out of poop bags. I rolled down the window and very politely said, "Hey, I just wanted to let you know one of your dogs pooped back there." He looked annoyed and shouted back sarcastically that he couldn't hear what I was saying. Classy guy.
It's frustrating that some people need to be reminded of this, but can the Los Gatos Patch once again please help get the word out to Los Gatos dog owners and walkers that cleaning up dog poop is THEIR responsibility?
By the way, I should mention that I am a dog lover and a responsible dog owner.
Thanks and keep up the great work!