Thanks to several alert Dog Jaunt readers, I have seven scoop law signs to share with you, each a masterpiece of goofiness. Taking them in the order they arrived in my in-box, we start with a wholesome vision of family togetherness from Lime Kiln Park, on Washington state’s San Juan Island:
Halfway around the globe, reader Sarah took a moment from her day in the Kadiköy district of Istanbul and snapped this shot:
Another spin and we’re in Shediac, New Brunswick:
Chandler sent this one to me as a birthday gift:
Near Fredericton, in the English-speaking part of the province, you’ll find this sign:
This sign is from the interpretive center at Washington’s Ginkgo Petrifed Forest State Park, which is a little odd because the last time you saw this one-armed variation on what’s usually a two-armed humanoid preparing to pick up poop with a hoe, it was telling you that the trails at Mt. Rainier (a national park) are not dog-friendly.
The sign, therefore, just means the area around the interpretive center is okay for leashed dogs to investigate — and the “scoop law” part of the message is conveyed by the presence of the poop bag dispenser.
I wind up with a gem of a sign, this time from Paris’s Jardins du Ranelagh, which we walked through on our way to the Musée Marmottan (home of a really delicious collection of Monet paintings, far from the hurdy-gurdy of the Musée d’Orsay).
I love this one not only because — for once! — leashed dogs are allowed in a Paris park (and it’s a very pretty one) but also because I share that dog’s fascination with what his owner is doing back there behind him. He’s using — well, what is he using? — a length of bent wire to maneuver three pieces of poop at once into a plastic grocery sack. No wonder he’s dropped his dog’s leash — he’s got no attention to spare for anything else.
Thank you so much for sending me these! I’m adding this post to Dog Jaunt’s scoop law sign collection — to see others, click on the “scoop law” tag below this post, or type “scoop law” in the search bone.