An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
ON A TRIP to Scotland a few years ago, I was struck by how pleasant it was to go into a pub or a restaurant and, as often as not, see one of the locals sitting at a table with their faithful canine lying nearby.
How perfectly civil. Chaps enjoying a bite and maybe an ale, and their dogs there with them.
Try that here at home and you’d be up on charges. Dogs aren’t even allowed on patios.
Every day in downtown Kamloops, you can find a dog tied up outside while its master is in getting an injection of caffeine. In my view, we should allow well-behaved dogs a little more leash, as it were.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear twice daily Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.