Gentle Readers, A few months ago frequent contributor Tony Grant wrote a lovely post about Richmond Park. Recently, a man walking his dog lost control of his animal, who was not on his lead. The result could have been catastrophic. Tony writes that the authorities are taking this incident seriously and may prosecute.
I walk my dog Cody along the river almost daily. We live in the city, and sometimes the paths are crowded with cyclists, joggers, children and babies pushed in carriages, yet it amazes me that so many people choose to walk their dogs without a leash. Many of them, often quite large, run up to Cody, who is restrained. An unequal situation, to say the least.