Florida when there's two feet of snow on the ground at home up north is fine. As a matter fact it's so fine that I think thousands of small dog owners from the north bring their small dogs down so the dogs can relieve themselves without getting frost bite of their privates. But that's a problem. Not the frost bite; all the small dogs in Florida. We are at a fantastic condo on the beach in Florida. It is very nice, but at times it's like staying at a kennel on the beach.
From this point on in this posting it is not my intent to upset responsible dog owners; but to pose questions and make some observations. The irresponsible dog owners are a different thing altogether. May they slip, fall, and land face first in a pile of fresh warm dog poop.
I feel so out of place here without at least one little lap (or is that yap dog).
There's a walking/bike path that runs along the beach (right in front of our balcony), that is very well used. If my observations are correct, I think you must have at least one dog on a leash, preferably a very small dog to use the bike/walk way. I don't know if the people are walking these dogs, or it's the other way around. You don't ever see any kids around, so I'm thinking that the dogs are a replacement for kids and/or grand kids. It's either that or there is a place near where you can rent small yappy dogs. I have also come to the conclusion that a lot of the folks with these dogs are illiterate and deaf. They're deaf to the yapping/barking that occurs every time one of the dogs sees another dog. And with the day long parade of dogs on the walk/bike way it's constant. And I say these folks are illiterate because they cannot read. Well manicured lawns of grass and plants are difficult to maintain, so they're lots of signs that say: "Keep off the grass" and "No walking on the grass". I guess this does not apply to people with dogs. At least I haven't noticed any dog owners/walkers going behind a tree to relieve themselves. Which brings me to the observation and question of the constant sniffing between dogs on a walk. It's sniff then relieve themselves, sniff and relieve themselves. When I take a walk with my wife I don't sniff every woman we pass. What gives a dog that right. Maybe if I relieved myself on every shrub and tree I'd have the right to sniff the ladies we encounter on our walk.
Nobody complains, because everybody has at least one dog with them. I tip my hat to those dog owners who have trained their dogs well. I thank those dog owners who have left their dogs at home.