Have a dog? Get a ‘doggy bag’

I can’t agree more with Teresa Shore (Letters, May 2).

I am a dog owner and I am disgusted with other owners that do not believe it is necessary to pick up their dog’s waste. At times I have handed poo bags to these people and reminded them that their dog just did a dropping (they reluctantly take the bag and do their duty).

It’s sad because there are a lot of people that do look after their animals and their waste but unfortunately there are those who think it’s natural for their dog to do the business anywhere they please.

It’s the old saying “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch.”

One thing I will say, is that when a dog marks an area with urine, it could be right beside another dog’s dropping, this is just what they do. So someone close to that specific area may think that the dog they just saw did a doo doo, not always true.

Now I may get myself into hot water here, but I have to say some fellas with their big dogs think its all good and natural to let the dogs just run and go where ever they please; sorry guys, it’s time to pick up and if you can’t maybe you should live in a forest or don’t have a dog.

It’s your choice to have a dog, if you do, pick up. Do you pick up after yourself and your children? What’s different about a dog?

Michele McIntosh


Just Posted

More Parksville Qualicum school families to get hampers this Christmas

School district, business giving project exceeds last year’s total

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

RCMP investigate mailbox theft in Qualicum Beach area

Four rural community boxes pried open overnight Dec. 12

#MeToo at work: B.C. women share horrifyingly common sexual assaults

It happens to more people than you might think and impacts women inside and outside of the workplace

RDN to proceed with Bowser Wastewater Project

Board endorse plan to work on design, tendering and construction of the sewer system

Qualicum Beach dancers shine in showcase

QB School of Dance hosts annual winter show

Multiple-vehicle crash in Nanaimo shuts down section of highway

Emergency crews responded at about 2:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to a four-vehicle collision

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

MAP: Christmas lights displays to check out in Parksville Qualicum Beach

The NEWS is compiling a list/map to aid in the search for great local Christmas displays

Downtown Parksville collision disrupts traffic

One woman treated for minor injuries after Friday afternoon incident

Guests invited to free Christmas dinner in Qualicum Beach

Christian Fellowship Centre hosts 20th annual feast

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Most Read