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Re: Re: Dogs
Title: Re: Dogs
Ride managers don't have the time to
be on dog patrol, so differentiating between "good dogs" and bad ones is out of
Maryben acted as dog patrol for us
one year. How did that go, MB?
The separate camping area idea
has worked the best for us so far. We've even been thanked by some riders
for doing so. The ones who don't comply, wouldn't follow any rule we set
anyway. We just have to accept the fact that there are always going to be
people who think the rules don't apply to them. I've stopped fighting with
people about it, because I need all the composure and calm I can muster at
the time of a ride event, and it isn't worth it to me to stir up the
adrenaline. But if I see a dog in an area I don't want it, I can calmly
say that the dog must be removed. I refuse to be put on the defensive and
have someone lay a guilt trip on me.
Swanton Pacific 75/100
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 10:07
Subject: RC: Re: Dogs
I wish there was some way we could issue a 'good dog' license
for dogs and owners who don't act up at rides.
I generally go to
rides alone, and prefer traveling with my 100+ pound Rhodesian Ridgeback,
who goes nowhere off my property without a leash.
He doesn't bark,
dig, go near horses or cause any problems in camp (in fact, we've received
compliments as 'Burt' loves both eating horse poop and hiding out under my
rig) and I hate hearing about incidents caused by the bad manners of other
I feel a lot safer with 'Burt' and would probably
think twice about going to ride alone without him.
Isn't there some
happy medium? I don't mind being put off to a side of camp, but I do
mind being grouped around people who let their dogs run loose.
we set up some sort of a roping posse who can team rope roaming dogs? Levy
fines against people who let their dogs roam? Anything but ban dogs
totally at rides.
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