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Samuel has a special message for his favorite lady today: "Happy 25th Faith, my little honey bunny. I love you very much."

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column reticent to raise the issue once again of – you guessed it – dog doo.

It seems the folks responsible for maintaining the Tenmile Creek trailhead in Frisco are pretty peeved about all the poop … as the snows melt, dozens of brightly-colored poop-bags are revealed to the world, dropped indiscriminately all around the parking lot area.”Who are these people?” they ask. “Who do they think is going to clean it up?”

They continue: “People are responsible for their dogs, and what they leave behind.” And add: “Why are you gift-wrapping it? We’d all be better off if it was out of the bag, and had a chance to biodegrade, become fertilizer.”

Being the intrepid newsgatherers that we are, we wondered, “Why not put a trash can out there?” Seems an obvious question …Apparently the town is reluctant to put a trash can out there, for fear that every “yahoo pulling off of I-70” would fill the can with all of their trash. Seems logical, sort of …

The lesson here: if you bag it, and there’s no trash can, bring it home. Or find a better place to dump it than randomly at the start of the trail. Okay, pooch parents?

***We out, considering paper over plastic …

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