At the other end of that leash is a dog owner looking around to see if anyone was watching their dog poop. If they think not, they can't leave the scene of the crime fast enough.
Listen up people: There are many facets to responsible dog ownership. You need to love them and give them attention. You need to feed them healthy food. You need to give them plenty of water. You need to see to it they get regular medical care.
You need to kept them clean. You need to provide them shelter from extreme weather. You need to keep control of them. AND YOU NEED TO PICK UP THEIR CRAP WHEN THEY DEPOSIT IT ALL OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
If you can't live up to any one of those responsibilities, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE A DOG!
This morning when I was walking Luke the Wonder Dog I saw a lady standing there while her dog was offloading last night's dinner. Obviously she didn't see me, because as soon as her pooch finished she hustled off leaving the mess where it lay.
After a few steps we made eye contact (she was still a half block away) and I raised up a little "poopie bag" (available free from dispensers positioned on every street corner) and waved it. She looked away and scooted off double time.
Grrrrr! They need to put me in charge for a while. I'd shape them up!
"Enjoy your weekend, Ma'am."
Good dog. :)