It amazes me that a few bad pet owners, who act irresponsible, spoil it for the hundreds of responsible caring pet owners in town.
I help out with the Durham Middlefield Falcons football games which are hosted at home on our new turf field. We were setting up for what is always a great day of football and cheerleading this past Sunday when a parent approached me with some shocking news. Apparently an irresponsible pet owner had allowed their dog to relieve himself on the 28 yard line. Did you not see the sign? Did you think you were being funny? Did you realize that little kids, our kids, use that field. How dare you? You are the person who makes it necessary to have rules against pets. You’re the person who spoils it for everyone else. I can’t understand how you just walked away.
Needless to say, I cleaned up after you. Durham residents, if you see people being neglectful, if you see them ruining it for you, please speak up and tell them to stop.
Gary L. Paxton