Nelson dog haters need to settle down a wee bit

I suggest Garic and the wife log into poop-phobics.com and meet other dog-haters

My heart bleeds for Gary Garic and “the wife” (“The problem is dog owners, not the dogs” letter of March 15) who could not enjoy Kokanee Creek park because, even on that enormous beach, they were “surrounded by a pack of dogs” with owners who ignored the “dozens” of signs saying: no dogs.

I, too, was there on a sunny Friday and I relished the sun on my face, the incredible view, the silver, dancing lake and the smell of spring in the air. On that vast beach I saw, over a distance, maybe four or five dogs enjoying a romp with their owners. I also noticed three or four signs and a miserable dogless couple stomping along searching the ground.

I suggest Garic and the wife log into poop-phobics.com and meet other dog-haters who are prone to exaggeration and have a morbid fascination with dog poop. You are sure to find many who live in Nelson. Among them: the couple who went to Holland in the spring and couldn’t enjoy the tulips because they saw dog poop; the couple who went to the Edinburgh festival but observed dog poop instead of pipes and drums; a woman, so obsessed, she hung out in Lakeside Park ready to take pictures of dog owners so she could show them to the police.

I am sick of the Moaning Minnies who seem to be on a campaign against dog owners with their tedious letters or slugs. Normal people love dogs. If you suffer from an affliction that makes you abnormal in this regard, then please keep the nasty effects to yourself.

J.L. Craig

 

Nelson

 

 

Just Posted

Teck will continue to fight U.S. judgement

U.S. Supreme Court denied hearing Teck’s appeal last week

Car rolls into Cottonwood Creek

No one was injured in the Tuesday evening incident

Greens choose Rosslander to represent them in next federal election

Tara Howse is the former chair of Rossland’s Sustainability Commission

Commercial truck caught dumping waste into river near Trail

Greater Trail RCMP report the company owner has been identified

New residential building under construction at Kerr site

Ground has broken on a four-storey, 44-unit mixed use building

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Girl, 10, poisoned by carbon monoxide at B.C. campsite could soon return home

Lucille Beaurain died and daughter Micaela Walton, 10, was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital on May 18

30 years later: B.C. woman uses sidewalk chalk to reclaim site of her sexual assault

Vancouver woman didn’t think her powerful story, written in chalk, would ignite such support

Most Read