LETTER: Meet the dog owners

I enjoy meeting new people and some old friends when I walk my dog through the trail system winding up at the dog park...

I read Gloria’s letter about her experience at Bateman Park over Christmas with interest.

I visit the dog park regularly. I enjoy meeting new people and some old friends when I walk my dog through the trail system winding up at the dog park.

It’s such a great place to let your dogs play and have good conversation. I have never had a concern about the safety of myself or my dog.

I have never witnessed a problem until the day I saw a woman yelling about her dog being  in an altercation with a pit bull. It was sad to see this woman so scared that she yanked her dog in the air causing it to yelp.

Another woman stood at the fence yelling accusations and demanding the name of one young man. She claimed that it was his dog who bit the other dog. I found this interesting as his dog was certainly not a pit bull. This woman followed the man and his family out of the park and up the street. I wonder how his young kids felt with some irate woman yelling for no reason.

Gloria said she has enjoyed the area for over 32 years. Some people have a hard time with change. Maybe Gloria should visit the dog park and speak to all of the great owners and have some fun.

William Arnold, Abbotsford