Opinion

This week's Hugs & Slugs offerings from the Nelson area

SLUGS. Once again, big bags of dog poop to the inconsiderate Rosemont dog owners who do not clean up after pets. The sidewalks of Rosemont and the Rosemont Park are disgusting. Your dog’s poop is your business, not someone else’s. Shame on you!

 

Slugs. To dog owners who can’t live without taking their mutt downtown or to community events. No matter what you may happen to believe or how many kisses you give it, your dog is an animal and doesn’t belong there. Get yourself some human friends and stop living through your animal.

 

SLUGS. To all the dog owners I saw today who were all over Baker Street with their dogs off leash. And a huge hot ‘n steaming slugs to those owners who did not poop ‘n scoop! There were multiple droppings on both sidewalks. Just because the dog ban is being debated does not mean it has been lifted. I am all for dogs back on Baker, but it is owners like you who will ruin it for all of us. Until the law has changed please just stay off Baker Street with your dog. Yes, poo is natural and organic but it does not belong on concrete and if you disagree with this idea then maybe you shouldn’t be walking your pet there.  Please, show some respect for this town we all love so much.

 

HUGS. A huge hug to Trevor at Canada Post who diligently searched through the outgoing mail to find my unaddressed stamped cards and put them aside for me to address. So very much appreciated.

Hugs. To the coaches of my son’s Bantam house hockey team, ambulance attendants and wonderful comforting parents in the stands. Our son is well on the mend and very eager to get back to it. Thank you so much for the care, consideration, supportive thoughts and visits.         - Very proud hockey mom

 

SLUGS. To the mother in a dark red Jeep, that cut me off in the mall parking lot and then got her very young son sitting in the front seat to finger me and drive off like a coward. Sad to know you’re a parent raising/teaching your child to act like that. You give all parents a bad image, including yourself. Karma will not be nice to you. - Sad you walk among us

 

SLUGS. To the person who ran over and killed my friend’s little dog. You didn’t even stop to help a young mother deal with the trauma you have caused. No. You left her there trying to control her three-year-old son while more slugs drove past in a cloud of dust. Hitting a dog with your car is not a crime. But, the total lack of human compassion displayed in front of Safeway on Nelson Avenue on February 12 is. I must ask all the people of Nelson to slow down your lives. What has happened to Kootenay time? As a community we owe this young family an apology. With sympathy.                             - Lost in disbelief

 

HUGS. To my wife for the greatest Valentine’s gift ever... it was 15 years ago and every February 14th I never forget how our lives changed for the better because of your special delivery.

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