Less Wordy Wednesday – Saddest Sign in the World

As if one depressing sign wasn’t enough, this particular park really likes to punch dog walkers in the gut by placing no less than four of these notices, all within six feet of each other.

Which is a relief, really.Β I don’t know about you but afterΒ I walk two steps everything I just read tends to slip out of my mind. If I don’t have a constant reminder that my dog isn’t welcome, I might do something awful like let her step on the grass. Can you imagine?

It’s a good thing the people on municipal council are on top of these things. We dog walkers are heinous rule breakers and must be corrected at every turn. A world where dogs feel free to enter park space is not a world in which anyone wants to live. Chaos, I tell you.

Chaos.

20 thoughts on “Less Wordy Wednesday – Saddest Sign in the World

  1. Wow. I don’t usually see blatant “no dog” signs unless it’s near a playground or sports field. Otherwise, they’re usually “no dogs unless on leash”. That’s pretty harsh. I’m going to guess one day one rule breaker used the “I didn’t see the sign” excuse, and city council said “well, we shall see about that!”.

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  2. That is sad. I don’t know when all these “wars” started (mommy wars, gender wars, dog wars…) but it just seems no one can live and let live any more. 😦

    Sorry Shiva isn’t welcome there but aren’t you glad you have your own big backyard now. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sad. Same issue in my town too. Luckily, they changed the rule, although one board member nayed the vote, saying she was standing up for the children.

    I’m sorry, my dogs are better behaved than most children. How about a “no children beyond this point sign” πŸ™‚ That would make Oreo sooooooo happy.

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  4. Funny, it doesn’t even look like one of those perfectly manicured lawns that could possibly be damaged by dogs.

    It makes me think of our city’s lake front park. Like what? You’re afraid something is going to get in the way of all the goose poop?

    And don’t forget Parisian parks. Yes, dogs are allowed in cafes, restaurants, shops, and hotels. But don’t you dare walk one in one of those perfectly manicured parks. πŸ™‚

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  5. That’s really sad. I think the dog owners that don’t pick up after their dogs have something to do with those strict rules. I know that there are some state parks here that do not allow dogs and that is most likely the reason. I am amazed at how few people actually pick up any waste their dog leaves behind.

    But honestly, when I see signs like that – if any – I will deliberately let Blueberry put at least two paws on the “no dog” area just to be defiant. It makes me feel slightly victorious. πŸ˜‰

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  6. I do think it is a very sad sign, why wouldn’t you want to enjoy the park with your canine pal.

    Perhaps they put that many signs up for people like me who are in the mentalpause. I can’t remember much…LOL

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  7. All I am asking is that if I can’t take my dogs to a public park, I be granted a rude-person free park somewhere in the neighborhood as well. While my dogs are generally polite and calm, I can’t say the same for the 5 year old that ran into me full speed yesterday, rubbing candy go into my dress or the man who spent 15 minutes shouting obscenities into his phone at our local park this weekend. Or what about the teenagers who are using our park after hours and leaving it full of delightful memories of their visit (such as liquor bottles, used condoms & meth pipes?)

    I think the no rude people rule really takes care of all the problems and maybe then we’d have a park space we could all enjoy in peace.

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  8. Repetition is key for you rule breaker dog walkers)You never know when you might just turn into a rebel! I wonder how many dogs have peed in those signs?

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  9. We have lots of places dogs can’t go. Even some of the beaches are no dog zones. Think here the problem was those dog owners that didn’t pick up after their dog. We always have a problem with piles of poop in the holiday season, as we get an influx of holiday makers who seem to think it’s ok not to pick up. It’s not only disgusting but a shame as it spoils it for the rest of us.

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  10. Yeah, it’s bad enough they aren’t welcome, but do they really need to drive the point home so rudely? Why don’t they hire someone to stand out there and smack dog walkers over the head with the signs, just in case they don’t see them.

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  11. How weird. I wonder why? Maybe it’s the poop factor? I don’t even know why they won’t let dogs in our national parks. What have they got against dogs?

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