In spite of having a fenced back yard to play in , Hope, Jake and Windy still want — no demand — walks.
If I am home in the afternoon or evening, usually Hope will catch my eye, bark excitedly, then head for the front door. Jake and Windy pick up on her cue. Sometimes I obey. If not, I say, “Not now” then feel a bit guilty.
Too many people in my neighborhood do not pick up their dog poop. Sometimes I see someone looking around furtively while the dog takes care of business. Then I don’t see the person getting out a bag. No one carries a scooper.
Leftover poop can spread disease and parasites. If you think it is an environmental violation to use a grocery bag to pick up poo, then carry a scooper. I think Mother Earth would prefer you pick it up any way you can. And Jake seems to like it when we all stop and give him our full attention while he does his dooty.