This week's Hugs & Slugs offerings from the Nelson area
Hugs. To the very kind lady with the baby stroller who stopped me and my friends to warn us of the man watching us, without you we would not have noticed him following us through the park. Thank you you for warning three young girls in need of it.
Slugs. To people who walk under awnings with umbrellas.
Slugs. To the mother of the high pitched screetching little blond girl down at the mall for giving us a headache.
SLUGS. To the irresponsible dog owners who continue to leave their dogs in vehicles in the heat of the summer, some tied up in the back of pick-up trucks with nowhere to seek shade and no water (recently one with a heavy chain attached around its neck). And to those who have their dogs in the back of pick-up trucks while driving. If you have an accident — what happens to your dog? Dog owners who tie or leave their dogs in backyards with no company or socialization. These are social animals and you are harming them psychologically. Large dog owners who allow their dogs to charge other dogs — even if they mean to play, this is seen by other dogs as an act of aggression. People who have their dogs on leashes in off leash areas. This causes problems. Your dog feels vulnerable. People who bring unfixed, un-neutered dogs to the park and are then shocked that other dogs are in pursuit or are aggressive! Take the time needed to love and pay attention to your dog, keep it safe, care for it and its needs physically, mentally and psychologically or don’t bother having one! It is a privilege not a right!
Hugs. To Ron World from Save-On-Foods for donating oodles of fresh fruit to the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Many hard working players thank you!
Hugs. To all the amazing Nelson businesses that donated door prizes or offered discounts to frisbee players during Disc Break: Nelson Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Great big sweaty hugs to all of you!
Hugs. To the organizers and sponsoring companies and agencies who have been putting on the Movies Under the Stars in Lakeside Park. It’s community minded people like you who make this town a great place to live. What a wonderful, free, family-friendly outing for a summer night!
Hugs. To the women and her niece who kindly walked down Pulpit Rock with me this past Monday after I ran back up the mountain thinking there was a bear, I truly appreciated it. - A Scared Hiker
Hugs. To the power boat operators on Kootenay Lake who slow down as they approach the KRD Dragon Boat. Our 20 paddlers, coach and steersperson appreciate your consideration.
SLUGS. To the all the Shambhala haters who have no idea what they are criticizing. Find out the facts and then report back to me.