I see a lot more of my canine neighbors now that most town parks and beaches are closed to dogs until after Labor Day. The warm weather coaxes our leashes out of hibernation and herds us along available trails or patches of grass in search of exercise. Forced out in the open like this, our community of dog owners reveals more than just its commitment and compassion for its four-legged companions.
It also reveals us to be liars. Absolute, shameless liars.