One of the nice things about my hometown is the fact that, wherever people walk their dogs, local taxpayers fund stations where you can get a plastic bag to gather dog poop and then throw those poop-filled bags away in a conveniently located garbage can. To the extent that making it easy to dispose of poop drastically improves the quality of living wherever one walks down streets, I love these little stations. They’re a small expense with a big return.
But because this is Marin, they’re also very politically correct. As you can see from the sign above, despite the fact that I have never seen someone walking a cat on a leash on any of the streets frequented by dozens, or even hundreds, of dogs (and their owners, of course), the sign carefully includes cats in the mix. After all, some cat lover, or even some cat, might be offended by any implication that cats (and their owners) don’t clean up after themselves. Sheesh!