If you want a dog park toilet, raise the money yourself
In the 50-some years that I have been reading your wonderful newspaper from cover to cover, I have only been provoked with enough emotion once or twice to respond to a letter to the editor. This morning, Aug. 6, 2013, was a third time.
Grandpa Jerry Anderson’s complaint about no toilet at the new dog park really spiked my ire.
I really get hot under the collar when I read or hear anyone’s tirade and criticism of our council and mayor. Even though his bladder probably made him do it, calling those who serve us “idiots” who are running our huge city of Red Deer, makes me just want to shout: “Be thankful, there are good people willing to run and serve us as mayor and council, because if they didn’t, you and I would have to do the job. Then what a sad case that would be!”
Oh, boy, Jerry! I’m afraid there would be a lot more missing in this city than a place to relieve yourself while you walk your dog.
Come to think about it, why don’t you, Jerry Anderson, get a few more of your dog-lover friends together and have a small fundraiser to buy or build your own toilet to put out there? Don’t crab about what you don’t like — just get busy and quietly do what you can to make things better yourself!
This from, another Red Deer grandparent — who happily doesn’t own a dog and also happily was never pressed hard to help run the city — a job I wouldn’t want to do at any price.
Thank goodness for those folks who are willing to do the job!