Lab explanation

We read the recent letter regarding the “black lab warning” (The NEWS, Feb. 25) and realized, in dismay, that he was talking about our dog.

Upon returning from vacation, we read the recent letter to the editor from Jim Drummond regarding the “black lab warning” (The NEWS, Feb. 25) and realized, in dismay, that he was talking about our dog.

This is our side of the story. Indeed we were walking along and he approached us and asked if could he give the dog a biscuit. My husband said “Yes, but hold on” (we make her sit, and take gently).

A lot of labs are food-obsessed and ours sometimes snatches in anticipation. However, Drummond already had his arm up and presumably there was a biscuit in his hand, either that or the smell was there. The dog then sought to get the infamous biscuit and thereby caught his hand.

Although a bad outcome, this was not an intentional bite. We did not realize that she had drawn blood. Drummond never showed his hand, otherwise we would have offered to take him to the clinic. Many people know our dog on our walks and know her to be very friendly with a sweet nature, and in her defence, this was not an act of aggression, but more of greed.

She won’t be allowed any treats on walks again. We are sincerely sorry this happened and for any distress and inconvenience it has caused Drummond. We hope he accepts our apologies and continues his kindness to dogs.

Pat Spinks

Qualicum Beach

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