LETTERS: More pressing matters than dog droppings


Re: Pull plug on ‘ridiculous’ dog trial, letters, Oct. 11

I am wondering what things Alex G. has to “put up” with in daily life that dogs on the promenade warrants such a vehement response? What you pay attention to grows. The same is true for mood and emotions.

My experience on day two was different – some people (I think we counted seven) were brave enough to bring their dog for a peaceful walk in my favourite spot on Earth.

My dog was curious at first, trying to smell everything, but after a few minutes she calmed down and settled into walking between her two people. That was a relief as, like others, we want this to go well.

I was nervous that we would be told we shouldn’t be there. We were greeted by many pleasant smiles and welcomes to the promenade. I also run on the promenade without my dog.

Virtually all dogs have been well-behaved and the owners with excited dogs were clearly working on teaching their dogs.

I heard a grandma explaining to a preschooler to ask before approaching a dog — excellent advice to practise as little ones can go for tails and mouths.

My experience down on the promenade has been entirely different to Alex’s. If I had seen that poo I would have picked it up to make Alex’s day less heinous. We are truly privileged to live here for many reasons.

For some of us, our daily life is enriched by the inclusion of our dogs. I hope that we can all find a way to get along and co-exist in peace, and perhaps consider putting our attention to more pressing matters in the world.

Moira Wallenius, White Rock

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Parallel crises: How COVID-19 has exacerbated the drug overdose emergency

Part 1: Surrey, White Rock officials say isolation, CERB, contributing to crisis

Pubs accused of ‘negligently’ serving alcohol before Surrey traffic crash

The case concerns an Aug. 2, 2015 single-vehicle crash

Surrey mayor says Newton needs more recreation facilities

Surrey council has approved the “Stage 2 Final Report” of the Newton Town Centre Plan

Surrey city staff hears restricting recovery homes to six clients won’t cut it

Corporate report notes there are more recovery homes in Surrey than in every other community in B.C. combined

Gravestones repaired at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Restoration now complete on seven pioneer grave markers vandalized in April

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Missing Fraser Valley man’s car found in Harrison

Michael Denham has been missing since June 27

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Most Read

l -->