Boise is pet friendly. The city recently opened its third full-time, fenced off-leash area for dogs. Additionally, seven parks across the city allow some off-leash hours as part of a pilot project, which will continue through spring 2012. But why, for the love of God, do dog owners insist on parading their pooches through the Saturday market? The city can't formally ban pets from walking through a city thoroughfare, but many dog owners choose to ignore friendly reminders not to walk their pooches through the market. Some even leave their personal calling cards near the produce. Mmmm ... tasty.