Near my house is a private school with a playing field made of turf.

Neither the field nor the playground are locked up which is nice for the neighborhood. I enjoy walking by and seeing children playing on the outdoor equipment or older kids practicing fall sports.

At the entrance to the playing field is a sign that reads that dogs are prohibited on the field.

This morning as I walked by I was amazed to see a middle-aged woman allowing her two Golden Retrievers to play on the field. One was an adult and one was an older puppy.

I stopped. I was flabbergasted that an adult would ignore the posted sign. I have seen young teenagers flaunting the rules around my neighborhood. But to see this behavior in an adult left me speechless.

I just stood and watched. Finally, she packed up her dogs and left.

This is a big deal to me. I have lived in neighborhoods where the school playgrounds were fenced and locked which prevented the nei ghborhood children from playing on the fields or the equipment.

I would hate to see our neighborhood children deprived of this playground and field.


10 thoughts on “Entitlement?

  1. I agree with your sentiments, Lori. I just removed dog poop from the top of my driveway again. Someone has decided that the middle of our driveway (where we get out to open our gate) is a nice place for her dog to poop and for her not to pick it up (going on for many days now). I would love to get a game trail camera set up there to find out who is doing it. Some people are so irresponsible and disgusting.

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  2. Thank you Lori. It is good to see a post from you again. I agree. This same sort of attitude is attempting to ruin the places designed for children to be free, here. I love my little dog but it is kindness and consideration that should determine to obey the set down rules for the walking spaces and freedom parks for the use of non-dog walking folk. Blessings.

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    1. Hi Faye, Portland has many places for dogs to run free. It all breaks down when people don’t respect the rules. It is nice to hear from you also. Blessings to you and your family, Lori


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