I started walking our dog on the pretty Brightwater trail near the Bolsa Chica wetlands recently, after remembering that leashed dogs were allowed there.
The trail provides a beautiful view of the ocean and an interesting proximity to the fenced-off protected areas. Marilyn, our dog, seemed to thoroughly enjoy the walks there, aroused by the many unique scents and telltale wisps of the occasional squirrel or lizard.
What she didn't seem to appreciate were the frequent off-leash dogs that would bound over to her while their owners walked ahead.
See, after getting attacked at a local park a few years ago by an unleashed dog, she gets tense when she's the only one on a leash. And I don't blame her.
But I fully blame the growing number of dog owners in Huntington Beach who blatantly violate leash laws, cleanup laws and, it would seem, pretty much every other law that dog owners are supposed to follow. Is it just me, or do any of you notice the trend?