Take me to the KittensDON'T BLAME THE OWNERS-THE DOG-FOR THE ATTACK
Is the heading of this letter to the Berwick Advertiser
SIR,-I wrote to your paper last November after enjoying a short holiday in Berwick. I have maintained an interest in all things Berwick via your excellent website.
After my visit, my letter lamented the proliferation of dog excrement in the town.
It was, frankly, in abundance to the extent that I wondered whether the local council wasn't intentionally trying to deter visitors!
Not the first time a council would have ‘messed’ things up for the local community it is meant to be serving!
However, I am not writing today about canine poo and, believe it or not, I am a dog lover!
Instead, I was upset to read about the attack on the kitten in Oliver Road, Wooler, by some massive Great Dane.
I was, frankly, appalled by the reaction of some mindless locals and the abuse the poor dog’s owners have had to put up with.
I would urge all Berwickers to remember that dogs will be dogs, and that cats (particularly small ones) are the natural enemies - and foodstuffs - of dogs.
Also, one must not forget that cats can be incredibly provocative - was this particular animal perhaps 'spoiling' for a fight?
We will never know, but there should be a period of calm and reflection now.
The owners should not be blamed, and nor should the dog. And our hearts should go out to the owners of the now dead cat.
A Kitten Spoiling for a fight?
So it should be blamed?
We don't have many provocative kittens in Berwickshire as far as I know. Me, I would prefer any that are around to incontinent dogs-Great Danes can be particularily prolific when they go
All this reminds me of an over zealous copper nicking a pedestrian for
'Breathing through his nose in a provocative manner'
Labels: Dangerous dogs in Berwick, Dead Cats, Great Danes, Provocative Kittens