Yesterday we had chili dogs for supper, or at least some of us did. The kids had finished eating and my husband was on his way home from work so I was getting his supper ready. I left the kitchen for a few seconds and returned to find the hotdogs gone. I asked the children if they ate them but they said no. I then thought that maybe it was the cats as they do not like their diet too well. But no, they wern't fast enough. And then it hit me, it was our dog Charlie. Usually he’s very well behaved and we rarely have issues like that with him but from the look on his face it definitely was him. I scolded him good and told him to leave my kitchen that I didn’t want to see his face.
The kids were not happy and told me I was mean. They went in the
other room and lay on the floor by him and told him that everything would be okay. I then scolded them for comforting him when he was in a time out. They said I was being way too rough on him. In the car on the way to ball practice they made up a song about me: There was a mommy had a dog and mean was her name-o, m-e-a-n, m-e-a-n, m-e-a-n and mean was her name-o. I can’t win.
Dog’s at the Park
While we are on the subject of dogs, I noticed in the paper this morning that people in Dubuque are trying to get the city to allow dogs in the
city parks. This is a no-brainer for me, absolutely not. I realize that are many people that take wonderful care of their pets and they go through great lengths to train them properly and they always clean up after them. However once again, there are rule-breakers that ruin this type of thing for everyone. SOME people won’t clean up after their dogs and they won’t keep them on leashes and they will allow them to run and bark and cause all kinds of issues.
I don’t know about you but I think the Dubuque police department
has their hands full as it is and I would hate for them to have to respond to calls at parks on dog issues. There is no pooch-patrol to monitor the activity of dog owners and left unchecked I believe this policy would be a disaster.
Other than that I am not a fan of having Pit Bull’s in public situations. I realize this breed has gotten a bad rap and that there are many nice, loving Pit Bull dogs out there but still….when you read in the paper about a dog attacking and killing others, especially children, it’s Pit Bull’s. Once again it’s the owners who have done this with breeding them for dog fighting and it’s not the dog’s fault.
My solution to this issue would be this: People who take their dogs to obedience classes and can prove their dog is licensed and is safe in an
environment with other people and dogs should be given a permit. The permit would have a number on it and when the dog is taken to a public park the number should be visible. That way if the owner is not cleaning up after the pet or the pet is running loose others could write down the number and turn them in. You’re welcome Dubuque, now put this policy in place.
Have a spectacular day!