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In the Washington, DC area, where I now live, it is required that dog owners pick up after their pets, and most people do. When I go back to England (and other European countries), it is a different situation. Despite the exhortations stencilled on the sidewalks, you still need to keep your eyes down so that you don’t step in something a dog and its owner have left behind.

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4 Responses to If only

  1. Elisabeth says:

    I wrote a blog entry on this problem in my hometown of Marcq-en-Baroeul (a suburb of Lille, in Northern France.) To read it, go here.

  2. transall says:

    Bonsoir,

    Effectivement, ce n’est jamais très agréable… et parfois dangereux, de marcher dedans !!!

    Il faut savoir toutefois qu’à Paris les amendes commencent à être plutôt élevées et les gens plus qu’incités à ramasser les déjections de leur animal préféré.

    Amitiés,

    Didier (photo blog)

  3. Passante says:

    Elisabeth, I read your post. It’s considered lucky to step in dog shit? Good grief!

    Didier, Esperons-nous que les trottoirs de Paris soient plus propres à l’avenir.

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