The Retractable Leash Gauntlet (Rant)

This past weekend we had some great weather which also seems to being everyone and their pets outside to enjoy the sunshine (great for them!). One of the areas that I run quite a bit is a loop along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Great Views, lots of wildlife and a well maintained trail. For those same reasons this also attracts a lot of others.

Where I struggle is the amount of owners that have anywhere from 1-3 dogs all on 75 foot retractable leashes. Just because you have 75 feet (or however many) doesn’t mean you have to give the dog that much! 9 times out of 10, the dog owner also has headphones on so they can’t hear you coming up behind them. For the love of god, please reel in the leash to a more manageable length so people can get by you!

Maybe I should practice hurdles.

Simple, rudimentary drawing