Put away the acrobatic suit, the time may finally have come where we can just walk down the street…
IT’S not often that a headline talking about dog shit puts a genuine smile on your face and makes you really intrigued to read on. But this morning the front page of Cordoba’s local daily did just that!
At long last – after millions and millions of soles have fallen victim to landing in canine droppings – the local government is planning to really start fining people who don’t clean up after their dogs. The law apparently has been in place since the 1990s, but its only now that the police are being told to enforce.
I mean… I enjoy a good assault course as much as the next person, but there’s a time and a place for everything. And here in Cordoba a mixture of acrobatics and extreme vigilance is always required just to walk to the shops… and simply because of the amount of dog pooh littering the cobbled streets.
I’m surprised that army personal don’t train here, because it’s almost a military operation trying to jump, dodge and skip over crap. Tiptoeing carefully around hazardous objects has become an art form in the city. In fact, with a little training in defusing a bomb, a seasoned resident could probably head over to Cambodia and help out in the search for landmines!
Of course it’s not the poor dog’s fault that the streets are a nightmare, it’s the owners that allow it to happen. So now with the multa apparently ranging from €6 to €90, let’s hope it’s enough to finally stop dog owners turning a blind eye and start encouraging them pick up their pet’s mess.