I often wonder how many dogs have to pee on a post, and for how long, in order to transform it to this…

Many happy returns

We frequently pass this lovely specimen at one entrance to the most popular off-leash dog park in the East Bay. One month, I tracked our average number of daily dog interactions, typically counting about 40 dogs on a “slow” day and over 70 on a busier afternoon at this particular park. And that’s just what we see — a mere fraction of actual visitors per day.

Not all of them go through this gate, but virtually every one that does has to ah, toss a few cents into the donation bin, if you will.