January 26, 2009

Pet Safety Alert

Today I saw a dog running down the right lane of a very busy four-lane road. As I made a right turn, I covered my eyes so as not to see the likely outcome. A few minutes later, in a shopping center that backs onto the road, I saw a few people wandering around the parking lot, searching, and one was whistling. I spoke to them, and, sure enough, they were looking for their dog. I told them where I had seen the dog, and they took off to find it.

Then, moments later, I saw a woman tie a beautiful golden lab to a concrete post, and then go into Ralph's supermarket. I can't imagine that's it's very safe to tie a dog outside a busy store, where someone could easily steal the dog. Moreover, it must be a bit scary for a dog to be tied up where, as was the case here, it is then constantly approached by a stream of strangers.

Pets are not people, and I don't know whether the first dog got loose due to the negligence of its owners, but I think that, when it comes to safety, people should treat their pets as they would their children.

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At 3:57 AM, Blogger della said...

of course! Pets are not people, but some time it acts more than people. Pets will be lovable if we show are love only.
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At 4:55 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

A missing dog indeed puts fear in my heart. Jake doesn't seem to run away any longer or even want to dig under the fence. It's a relief.


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