A dog was shitting on the sidewalk, so I asked its owner, who was standing by with a blue plastic dogshit bag, why she didn’t pull him over to the curb or the bushes.
I can’t control him, she said of her ancient tawny Lab.
But he’s on a leash, I observed.
If I interrupt him, she said, he’ll just start walking away…
[No animals were hurt in the creation of this post.]