Why you ask? Two words:
Said leaves do an excellente job of camouflaging dog crap. This is quite hazardous to my health and the health of my French Fries. On our way to school this morning, we had to dodge our way through hundreds of leaves and I'd estimate about one fourth of them were hiding fresh dog crap underneath.
So what are the health hazards?
Slip on it ==> Break a leg!
Catch a sniff of it===> Faint and hit your head on the crap-covered sidewalk!
See it ===> Blindness. This isn"t exactly eye candy.
Touch it (Big Fry picked up a leaf to take as a present to his teacher at school and it had a fleck of crap on it) ===> Get your finger cut off by Mom!
Besides crap dodging, we were also jumping around dog pee puddles and barf basins. Not sure if it's human barf or doggy barf, but it's barf and it's très nasty! In fact, things are so bad in my chic neigborhood that the arrondissement's mayor has started an ad campaign teaching us how to keep our streets clean.
La MOM will post pictures of the campaign later. It's quite hilarious! Look for more soon.