Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Possibly Not Hyperbole…

A Gulf war veteran who visits a Worcester park says dogs running riot in the field leave him more scared to walk his pets there than he felt during the conflict.
He seems worried about the dogs. Frankly, it’s their owners that are a threat…
“My experience is that probably half a dozen times a walk I have to have words with people who let their dogs go bombing unrestrained all over the field,” said the 43-year-old.
“I have seen a lady jogger screaming in terror when somebody’s dog jumped up and barked at her.
“The dog-walkers always say they are friendly and don’t move and they won’t hurt you, but no one should have to put up with that sort of thing. “
So, your plan? Does it draw on your military training at all?
Mr Davies now wants more signs to be put up in the meadows to stop people letting their dogs off the leads when they are not properly trained.

Ah. OK.

That’ll work.


Edwin Greenwood said...

In Heidelberg I saw two notices in an unfenced riverside park, dividing the park into two areas. One sign said Liegewiese (area for lying down) while the other said Hundewiese (area for dogs).

Admittedly the latter sign was helpfully illustrated with a silhouette of a dachshund, but I was truly impressed with the implied level of canine literacy and self-discipline this implied.

If the Krauts can do it...

microdave said...

I suppose he could always knock up a few signs of his own - something along the lines of "Keep your dogs under control, or I'll blow their Fcuking heads off"

selsey.steve said...

There ought to be a few "DANGER - MINEFIELD" signs laying about somewhere, surely?

JuliaM said...

"...but I was truly impressed with the implied level of canine literacy and self-discipline this implied."


bloke in spain said...

Reading that took me back to the days of walking the dogs in Finsbury Park (N. London). And similar comments.
Except it was the dog walkers & their dogs made it possible for anyone to walk in Finsbury Park. Without the relative normality of the dog people it would have just been to drunks, druggies, hoodies, rather strange men who prefer to go into the bushes in pairs & the rest of London's vibrant diversity. Barring those who wish a stroll in a park without being robbed, threatened, begged at, assaulted, vomited on, raped or importuned in a masculine way.