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Letter to the editor 6, March 25, 2021

Dear Editor,

I am writing in order to thank Mr. Jeff Fieldsend for his recent letter concerning dog excrement on our beautiful nature trails in Hudson. Last Saturday, my good friend and neighbour, and I, went on a long walk on one of these trails accompanied by her lovely dog whom she picked up after. I was astonished at the amount of dog excrement on either side of the trails which was quite literally visible every few feet. Even worse were the bags of doggie doo left behind at the side of the paths. What could possibly be the point of that?

Yes, these dog owners should be ashamed of themselves. They ruin things for everyone. There is no shame when there is a monumental sense of entitlement; nobody else matters. What is even more disconcerting is the fact that confrontation would not likely occur especially when one is walking alone and the offender is accompanied by a large dog.

We also have the dubious honour of witnessing parades of dog-walkers on Royal Oak which should be appropriately renamed Avenue Doggie Loo. Very often there is nary a doggie poop bag in sight. And this is Hudson?

Thank you,

Linda Parsons

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