No, I don’t. I really don’t care about how Fluffy the doberman or Butch the Chihuahua are “just like your babies”.
Now, before you send me all kinds of hate mail, please don’t misunderstand. I grew up with and have owned pets of all kinds. Horses, cats, fish, ferrets, and yes even dogs. I am an animal lover.
What I don’t love though, is their crap. Especially when I’m running. If I wanted an obstacle course on my run, I would have set it up myself without the aid of piles left by your precious one. And don’t tell me you forgot to bring doggie bags, because there are these dispensers about every 20 feet where I run. (And before you say anything, yes, they did have bags in them! I checked!)
It probably wouldn’t go over well if I potty trained my 2 year old on your lawn. All I ask is that you pick up after your “baby” the same way I do mine.