I KNOW that I will get mixed feelings about the topic that I chose for this blog.
I KNOW that I will get some angry comments from a lot of people with this but this is just MY opinion.
We all know if we are dog owners - I am not a dog owner - the right way to go about walking your dog on the streets right?
Your pet needs exercise and dogs have to do their number ones and twos when they are walking with their owners.
Ok nobody tells the owner that they should take a mop and bucket with them when their animal pees on the ground, up a post or on a car tyre but obviously
a respectful dog owner takes with them little plastic bags and maybe plastic gloves for them to clean up the mess.
There are some funny looking contraptions around that you tie onto your doggies bum while they are walking around but the poor animal must be uncomfortable with them on.
The main thing is that most people know what they have to do.
So my concern about dog owners leads me to when they take them to the beach.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach FULL STOP.
There are signs that tell you this and even if you dont understand spanish 100% then the symbol with a dog´s head with a line through it means No Dogs.
Don´t get me wrong even though I do not own a dog I do like them and I always support peoples posts on Facebook concerning animal rights, I HATE bullfighting too!!
BUT dog owners have to understand that a beach is for people to go to and lie on the sand or like in Málaga where I go for a walk at Playa La Malagueta there are grass areas
with palm trees.
Yes I did take a couple of photos to prove that people take their dogs to the beach just to prove my point, but not too close for people to ask me
why I was taking them.
When the owner gets to the beach - I have seen this many times - they let the dog off their leash. So not only should they not be there but
the dog is allowed to run around and do their business all over the place.
OK like I said before MAYBE they take bags with them and clean up the numbers twos but when a dog pees around the grass area and up the trees you have to
realise that a person may lay in that area or sit against a tree even in winter when we have a clear warm day.
It frankly makes me cringe.
So i am going to round this blog off now and i am interested to hear your opinions in the comments box below.
Feel free to have a dig at me too if it upsets you.
We all have our own ideas and i will repeat that I like animals.
But please please a little consideration. There should be a fine and maybe there is.
They should no doubt create areas for dogs to run along the beach, separate from the rest of the beach - this is true.
In parks in Málaga there are special areas to walk your dog.
I am just a person blogging with a point of view.