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Dog owners are not idiots
1:43pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Your Letters
MANY thanks for printing my photograph from Styal in the Messenger.
I am sorry, however, that it had to occupy the same page as the letter ‘Idiot Dog Owners’, obviously written by a person who has a deep loathing for our canine companions.
How dare he/she refer to the majority of us dog owners as ‘idiots’.
Everyone is, of course, entitled to their opinion, and yes I do agree that there are some dog owners who simply don’t care, but do not confuse those responsible people who have owned dogs all their lives with those who choose not to be good citizens. The letter would appear to be written by someone who is not only bigoted, but, dare I say, dog-phobic too.
Do they include in the ‘majority’ the owners of guide dogs, hearing dogs for the deaf, or PAT dogs?
For the record, I clear up after my dog, he is in control, and is not allowed to pester anyone.
He does not drop litter, spit in the street, spray graffiti or give cheek. I am not sure whether the reader ‘name and address supplied’ wished to provoke a reaction, but in me they certainly did.
My words of advice would be ‘get a life’, or at least ‘get your facts straight’.
Gill Baker, Sale
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