February 15, 2005

Open Letter to Those Who Live on Glenpark Drive

Hello. My name is Heather. I live near you. I drive down your street to access my cul-de-sac. And, far too often, I encounter a small white dog, poodlish in breed.

If you own this small white dog, please keep it out of the street. It looks like a very nice animal, too nice, likely. See, it wants my car to pet it. This is the fourth time I have encountered it in the street. Considering that I'm halfway looking for the dog, he is still safe from my vehicle. I'm certain, though, with this continued street-dwelling behavior, that the dog will not persist in such a safe state for too long; others' driving is not so white dog wary.

The dog sat in the direct center of the street today. He would not move by provocation of a horn blast. He would not move when I put my car in park, stepped out of it, and approached him. I had to scowl and growl (yes, that rhymes) at the dog to get him to budge.

This trusting behavior does not bode well for the dog. Street bad. If this is your dog, please promptly remove him from the street and, perhaps, confine him to a yard. Is this so difficult to comprehend? If I encounter the dog again, I plan to scoop him up, determine his parentage, and confront you, irresponsible dog owner. If the confrontation is not to my liking, your sweet little dog will be placed with a rescue organization of my choosing.

Thank you. You are warned. That is all.


Posted by hln at February 15, 2005 06:50 PM | Personal Responsibility | TrackBack

I don't know why it's so hard for people to comprehend that it's a bad thing for their dog to run free. We've had more than our share of encounters with roaming dogs over the years while walking. I like your idea of picking him up and taking him to a rescue organization.

Posted by: Teresa at February 16, 2005 04:38 PM