I took Laurel downstairs this afternoon to pick up some things she'd thrown off the patio. In the process of picking up after ourselves, the soles of our sandals got just covered in dog poop. While we were walking back from the dumpster (once she throws something off the patio, it gets thrown out; it's mostly chalk and carry-out plastic cups) we saw a dog on a retractable leash at the bottom of a set of stairs with someone coming down the stairs behind it, so we stopped and thanked the woman holding the leash for being a responsible pet owner. She looked confused but nodded and smiled at us.
The new management of our complex is offering continental breakfast and mimosas on Saturday morning to get to know the residents. I think I'll go to ask what they plan to do about the dog poop and our neighbor who keeps letting their Rottweiler outside off-leash. I'm not wild about animals off-leash on shared property, but I think it's bordering on cruel to have a large dog when you live in an apartment. What can they do indoors all day?