John Harrigan: Dogs on trails, left in cars, and more on Hydro-Quebec
At the Woodstock KOA we had a conversation with fellow campgoers about animals in the road, chiefly deer and moose. My take was that we owe animals a clean and quick death. There are no "animal hospitals" within reach of most of the northern parts of New Hampshire.
Jack Heath, on whose WGIR Friday 8 a.m. show I'm a regular, asked me a surprise question: Should hikers have their dogs on leashes?
Oncoming hikers have no certainty about a loose dog. Is it overly protective? To me, nobody should assume that anybody else loves or wants or trusts your dog.
"Curb your dog" is an urban term unfortunately transferred to rural situations. First, clean up after your dog. Second, leash it or have it under voice command so that you don't spoil other hikers' experiences.
Dogs in cars.In Lincoln, we left two dogs in our vehicle while we went to (a) eat some snacks, and (b) try out the Segways. A well-meaning law enforcement officer immediately drove up to explain that he was certain to get reports about the dogs.
To me, a good guy, Sergeant Deluca. When I asked about the name, he said, "It's the Smith name in northern Italy."
Now that the hayseeds (that's us) have forced this get-rich-on-our-landscape scheme to bury part of the line that would be Up Here, that apparently no one has paid attention to (that's us) in the North Country, what does that make residents, taxpayers, and adjoining people on down the line? Chopped liver?
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