Why I’m not taking my ‘private’ dogs out. I go out to them, but never walk them. When I’m out, they stick around the house. I don’t like the way they’re bounding about. It’s as if I’m bound to see them running away and wrecking the place
Why I’m not taking my ‘private’ dogs out. I go out to them, but never walk them. When I’m out, they stick around the house. I don’t like the way they’re bounding about. It’s as if I’m bound to see them running away and wrecking the place. The exercise’s very good for the huskies’ hips. The off-leash area is one way I have managed to keep them off the busy roads where they don’t belong. They can’t stand the noise. But in this village, the dogs have no neighbours. We don’t expect any fuss over this. People will not bother us about dogs.
I don’t feel the dogs need me when I’m not there. They can run free. Why, if I want to go out, should I take them with me? When I do let them out, I’m out for less than an hour, so I go and ask neighbours. They only come when I come.
I haven’t talked to any of my neighbours lately. A lady came round two days ago and said, “Is there something about my car that keeps you from walking your dogs?” That was strange, because it’s only on Fridays. We have busy working days.
What else can I do? The dogs are “dogs”. They don’t need training. “Take your dogs out” doesn’t even make sense, because most dog owners have dogs. When they are not tied up, they will run and mess up wherever they go. But they can’t build houses. The atmosphere around here is awful for dogs.
I drive a council car. I’m sitting in it, waiting for someone to come up and ask about the dogs. My husband’s playing bingo. I’ve been waiting for a while. My son has yet to come round for breakfast. I need someone to talk to. I’m in trouble now.