...as any Siberian husky dog owner would confirm, despite their intelligence, it is not safe to let them off their leads.The active, energetic and resilient breed have an independent intelligence with an instinct to run, run and keep running.So, to keep them safe, you need an enclosed area for exercise, or a LOT of your own land.
The Huskies In Hull group, which was formed to bring husky dog owners together, is now appealing for a place they can let their dogs off their leads safely.And by 'appealing', who do you think they imagine should provide it?
Yes. That's right.
Mike Gibbs, group co-ordinator said: "You can't let them off their lead unless it is in a secure area.
"We need somewhere enclosed. An ideal place is a tennis court or something similar with a 6ft fence.
"The dogs need exercise, a walk with a lead is not good enough.
"They are not the type of dogs you can just sit on your lap and expect to be good.
"If you do not let them exercise, they get frustrated, they chew carpets and furniture and eat just about anything."Well, Mike ol' chum, shouldn't you have thought about that before you chose your preferred pet?
Mr Gibbs said: "We do not see why the council can't provide some sort of doggy playground where we can let them off their leads safely, without charging us to do so.
"If they can't, we are ideally looking for someone who has enclosed land somewhere in Hull who wouldn't mind us bringing the dogs for a run-about.
"If anyone has any land we could use, that would be brilliant."Anything else you'd like, Mike? Someone (the council, perhaps, font of all bounty it seems) to provide you with free Pedigree Chum as well?