At the dog park in Ukiah, one of its regular users started an impromptu work party Saturday morning.
That was cool.
|While their dogs ran around, some owners cleaned up their play area.|
The recent onslaught of rains had turned the lower part of the park into a swamp, caking dogs and owners in mud on their way in and out.
So the user spent his Saturday bringing a wheelbarrow and shovels to the park, then set about moving wood chips to the mucky entrance to create a drier platform.
When other dog owners saw what he was doing, a few of them chipped in to help, turning one man’s idea into a community effort.
Their actions reminded me of my favorite line in Barack Obama’s farewell address: “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.”