Columnist Katy Grimes recently criticized SB 270, California’s new law banning single-use plastic bags and replacing them with reusable bags and recyclable paper bags, and praised efforts by a handful of out-of-state plastic bag manufacturers to suspend implementation of this law through the state’s referendum process.
“Staring at a gigantic German Shepherd poop on my bedroom rug last weekend,” she writes, “I reached for one of those single-use grocery bags outlawed by California, for the cleanup. Thankfully, I have a small stash of single use plastic bags, but not for long.”
Let me start with the obvious question: Why is her dog relieving himself on the bedroom floor?
Portia, our family’s yellow lab, was able to signal clearly when she needed to leave the house to do her business – even when, in the last few years of her life, she operated on three legs. (The fourth leg was lost to cancer.) Portia would stand by the living room door and we would respond by opening it.