My four month old labrador puppy, Bronte, is already devoted to her community service – picking up, and sometimes eating, rubbish in our local streets and parks.
Bronte is particularly excited about walking along the footpaths after the rubbish bins are emptied. While some rubbish is emptied successfully into the garbage truck, the remainder is scattered onto the streets and footpaths. She also enjoys eating left over school lunches at Sumner Park.
Bronte is doing her best, but a labrador can only do so much to help clean up all this mess.
First published in the Northcote Leader Newspaper in 2006