Silver Lake Gets Artsy Signs About Picking Up Dog Poop
If being a decent pet owner/human being isn't motivation enough to clean up after your animals, Silver Lake hopes you'll be inspired by a series of cutesy 'pick up after your dog' signs. The standard signs reminding you to not let your dog crap all over the place without picking it up just seem to blend into the surroundings these days, especially at the Silver Lake Dog Park. Frankly, "dog defecation is to be immediately removed by owner" just lacks the kind of poetic eloquence that really motivates. Luckily, a group of Silver Lake neighbors have five new, creative signs they'll be hanging up around the neighborhood, Eastsider LA reports.
The signs are the result of a contest put on by Council District 13 which about 12 people entered, including one person who lives in Moscow. The Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners gave their approval to the new signs last week.
As you can see, these five signs have lots of variety. Two show a dog in the process of pooping, and only one shows any actual poop. The first sign shows a clear callback to Rosie the Riveter, featuring an anthropomorphic dog rolling up her sleeve. "We poop it! You scoop it!" she declares.
It hasn't been announced when exactly these new signs will go up at the dog park, but one can only hope that it will change the mind of Yelper Senator T., who rated the park only one star and left the following review:
The dude bro eating a sandwich at the picnic table in the middle of this fecal infested dirt heap was the final straw, I had to write a review. Not only is this one of the most disgusting dog parks in the city, it's saying a lot because even the most pristine dog parks are beyond revolting. This particular collection of unsupervised and poorly trained dogs kicking up poop dirt for all humans to bathe in gets the awesome enhancement of all the idiot dog owners walking around with self congratulatory grins and inappropriate footwear for standing in turd infested mine field.
It's really more of a social space for humans to talk about how awesome they are for rescuing their dog or even better to chat about the script they are working on. In the dog park. There is a laptop in this pooped air stink hole and the machine should be incinerated but at least it's a clear red flag that this human should be stayed away from.
They don't clean up the dog poop here and I choke when I run around the reservoir.
How anyone could eat in a place like this is beyond me, however is indicative of the sort to be found here. Dog parks are gross, this one doubly so.