After reading some of the stories about dogs in parks and the hassles people go through I thought I'd pass on something nice. I live in a city of about 65,000. Finding place to train is an issue; however I have a city park I've used for quite a while to run drills. My normal routine is to be there at pretty close to sunup to avoid any people and other dogs. THe park guys usually show up about 6:30 about when I'm picking up. We wave and are cordial to each other. If I find dog poop (my dog's or another's) I pick it up, If I find trash I pick it up, If I find cans I pick them up. I'm sure the park guys have seen me do this on more than one occasion. In general I go out of my way to be a good steward of the park and a responsible dog owner.
Today I'm doing a casting drill and a couple of the guy drive up in a park vehicle and one is holding a bumper with my initials on it. Said that I forgotten it a couple weeks ago. A big thank you and smile on my part and back to doing what I was doing. I will continue to take nothing for granted as it could all end tomorrow (we do have leash laws), but it's pretty nice to know a couple guys had a bumper bouncing around in a vehicle for two weeks and took the time to make sure I got it back.