Qualicum Beach business’s advertising really rocks

Re: Dog groomer gets creative with marketing (The NEWS, August 1).

A friend and I happened to see one of Ms. Christensen’s written-in-stone “business cards” while out for a walk at the beach. It put a huge smile on my face, and I thought of that painted rock as yet another reason to be glad that I had finally returned to Qualicum Beach.

Having lived in several Canadian and American cities throughout my adult life, I thought this wonderfully creative, small-town type of small business advertising much more preferable to the often far too conspicuous advertising that is the norm in our world today.

As for the “… potential safety hazard for pedestrians or motorists…,” Qualicum is blessed with a plethora of rocks large and small. Could a few painted stones of a size that fits into a dog’s mouth really be any more hazardous to our community than the unpainted stones we see everywhere (and potentially trip over) every day?

Perhaps the fines already issued to Ms. Christensen could be considered a one-time fine (licencing fee?), with the understanding that those already painted stones simply be re-used until the paint wears off, and that Ms. Christensen’s future rock-painting artistry be restricted to pictures.

Kathy Dobinson

Qualicum Beach