While being a good dog-mom, I also want to be a good person-mom and follow the rules of the neighborhood RE: poop. I always pick it up. I don't let him pee on motorcycles or strollers. What more could my community want? Well, they also want me to "curb" my dog:
I was letting Gus poop under a sign that said "curb your dog." My husband told me I was doing wrong. He explained that "curb" meant "keep your dog away from here and don't let him do his business", which is quite a stretch for a little word. I told him I thought the sign should just come out and say that if that was, in fact, the message. My husband told me that it implied that message.
That's bullshit. A word means something that it means. It can't imply a secret message to humans and then be let down when we don't pick up on it. I asked my mother if she picked up on the secret message and she told me that "curb" meant "make your dog do his business on the curb."
As do I.