Sawyer: Picking up after your dog shoud be a 2016 resolution (letter) | SummitDaily.com

Sawyer: Picking up after your dog shoud be a 2016 resolution (letter)

In days of olde, when women were bold and poo bags not invented, dogs left their load in the middle of the road and went away contented. My wife and I have been privileged to own two super dogs in the 14 years we have lived in Frisco. I will not even pretend that every time in those 14 years, we have picked up every load left on the road, but I will say 99 percent of the time we have carried away our dogs leavings. Mostly our failures were events that took place where retrieval was severely restricted by terrain. I apologize to my fellow citizens for failing to get all of it.

I currently walk our pet twice a day, 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. My path varies to two blocks north or south of Main Street. This year it appears that far too many of Frisco's citizens and guests are content to let their pets "leave their load in the middle of the road." We, all of us, take pride in the mountain town of Frisco. It is a mellow, pretty place where folks from all walks of life enjoy the beauty, fun and experiences of living/visiting a small mountain community. I hate the idea that I have to complain that far too many of our citizens and guest do not pick up after their dogs.

So I urge you, guests and citizens to make a new year's resolution to do your part to keep Frisco pristine by amending the ditto to read, "dogs left their load in a poo bag, that their owner correctly disposed of."

Larry Sawyer

Frisco