Anger at dog ‘violation’
7:40am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Letters
I AM aware dogs are important to their owners and are, in many cases, treated as family – but would you let a member of your family disgrace themselves by leaping all over a perfect stranger and sniffing their person?
Of course not, but people do.
I live in Dinas Powys and over the past year have been barked at, sniffed, climbed over, licked and generally impeded in the normal course of my daily life by a canine and, by association, the owner.
During these episodes the owner is quite happy to allow their dog to violate a fellow human, while offering such banalities as “e’s only having a larf - ‘e’s harmless really” (Really!!); “ooh he likes you”, and finally “don’t you touch my dog”.
To add insult to the violation I am met with an uncomprehending lack of empathy or apology from the loco parentis. They say love is blind and obviously many partners are blind to the offensive antics of their pooches. I am the victim of these sadistic capers and yet am expected to put up without complaint against these displays of filthy manners.
Unfortunately there is no law that allows any redress against mutt or squire for my molestation.
Therefore in the meantime I will just have to ask that ‘parents of pooch’ respect my personal space, please.
Dinas Powys resident