Dirty Pee Pants
To the Editor:
What a beautiful night it was, the first Music in the Park, celebrating the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Everyone from around town was enjoying the gorgeous weather and delicious food. People everywhere swaying to the live music and catching up with both old and new friends. There were children dancing, laughing, and playing with dogs off all sizes all around.
Dogs, yes dogs, while not uncommon to meet a friendly dog while walking down the street, it was a very unpleasant experience for some at Thursday night’s event. Having two dogs of our own, it’s always an adventure when going out as a family. However, for the safety of our dogs and of others, our dogs always remain on a leash.
Leash laws are not just mere suggestions but rules put in place to protect every citizen of an area. While the town of Winter Park does not have a leash law, it is required that every dog owner have “effective and immediate control” of their pet. This was not the case for some dogs at Thursday’s Music in the Park.
While sitting on the lawn enjoying the music with friends and their dogs, we were approached by a rogue dog. Not only did he attack our dogs but then proceeded to lift his leg and PEE ON ME!! All the while, unaccompanied by anyone resembling his owner. Thankfully he was apprehended by a very nice man sitting nearby, if not for him, things could have been much worse.
After what had began as a very fun evening was ruined by this “well behaved” dog, we decided to leave. On the way out we saw the dog with his owner, after being told of his dog’s behavior offered nothing resembling an apology for his or his dog’s actions.
It is people like you sir that are the reason why dogs are not allowed to attend certain events or venues. You are the ones who ruin it for the rest of us. Is it so much to ask for you to maintain control of your animal?! There was a small child sitting next to us, suppose your dog had decided to attack that family instead of ours.
Perhaps you will think twice before allowing your dog to roam freely at another community event.
Sincerely, Wet & Unhappy
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