We traveled all day...long day and once more my hackles were up over the Humans not cleaning up behind us! KB mentioned in her Thursday post about the dogs bein' banned from open space trails...just as we try to make inroads to be able to travel and do more with our people.
It is so unfair to allow a very vocal few to ban ALL OF US from trails and parks because of a few irresponsible owners! Horses are banned from the Appalachian trail. Many states ban dogs, even leashed, in their parks, especially if there are Nature trails. Most National Parks have been dog friendly, so far…but some are preventing us from staying in cabins with our Humans and making certain areas off limits.
Just as we start to be accepted at some better hotels, although as a large retriever I find the weight limits discriminatory, we are losing our ability to go places and have fun with our people.
I’m finding this all too overwhelming. A simple dog cannot change this trend.
Humans need us!
What do we do about a few Humans who aren’t responsible to have us as their best buddy?
How do we keep the beaches and trails from being closed to all of us, the pawed ones, instead of just the irresponsible ones?