Re: Archaic rule over dogs, July 10 letters.
The other evening was beautiful. With a full moon, lights on the pier and lots of people enjoying it, except for the time the train came and honked right when it got to me and practically blew my eardrums, it would have been perfect.
I was talking to a friend and out of the blue, she said, “you know I am glad they don’t allow dogs here.”
I would have taken offence, since I am so pro-canine companions, though I listened to what she had to say. She explained that small dogs do not usually leave messes, however, larger ones do, small dogs can bark and they can be annoying but larger dogs are more intimidating.
Some dogs – like mine, who I have trained from a puppy to be obedient and not bark without reason – are fine in a public area, but some are not well trained and jump all over people, bark at them, poop on the sidewalk, etc. For those reasons, she would not be an advocate for allowing dogs on the promenade.
I am a pretty liberal person and I appreciate a good argument and have to accept other people’s opinions if they are warranted.
When I read the letter accompanying the one noted above (Much left behind on your beach, July 10), it kind of proved her point.
Maybe not even people shouldn’t be trusted on the beach.
D. Barros, White Rock
Re: Not the place for dog walkers, July 15 letters.
In response to Ron Crawford’s letter in the PAN – yes, Mr. Crawford, I am aware of the dog beach area at Crescent Beach. We have visited there many times in the 26 years we lived in South Surrey.
Perhaps White Rock should have a similar rule to Crescent Beach, where pets are not allowed on the promenade from May to September, but are allowed during non-tourist months. It is still a beautiful vista in cooler temperatures, as long as you are dressed for it.
I do not think it is feasible to drive 15 minutes to take my dog to the beach when I live two blocks from the beach in White Rock.
S. Ozero, White Rock