This is "National Scoop the Poop Week," a time to clean up the canine calling cards left by Fido and Fifi over the winter. Besides creating a nasty mess in your yard (or your neighbor's), it's a health hazard and can pollute the groundwater. It won't go away by itself, so this is the week to scoop it up and dispose of it properly.

If you are a dog owner take advantage of National Scoop the Poop Week and get those land mines cleaned up! Your family, friends and neighbors will thank you for it. So will your dog!