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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dog Rules Showdown
So, the powers that be have placed several "designated no dog area" signs in front of the southern portion of the Oval Lawn, where the Farmers Market is held on Sunday. And, of course, dog owners (like the one pictured above) are ignoring the signs. A Public Safety officer was around when I was there and did notify dog owners of the rule, while checking registration tags. I overheard one older dog owner, whose dog didn't appear to have such a tag, reply to the officer, : "You tellin' me this? You can repeat it to me about ten times!" And he walked away.
Okay, management has drawn a line in the sand (almost literally considering the ground at the Farmers Market). Now, let's see how well this dog rule will be enforced.
My suggestion is for management to also put up a chain-link barrier that can be removed for the Farmers Market. Having those signs up is not going to stop dog owners when Public Safety isn't around, and you know they are not going to be around 24/7.