Ralph Johnston, South Golden Beach
Hallelujah! Three cheers for Mandy Nolan. Someone who has the courage to say it how it is, and a dog owner to boot.
Only the other day I was revolted, watching a woman share her ice-cream, lick for lick, with her black and white border collie in a cafe garden. Then there was the morning when three dogs, one after the other, pissed on the power pole, not six feet away from our table. Imagine if we did the same.
Who would be responsible if a waiter trips over a dog, and injures a customer? Or if the dog bites the waiter? The excuse will be, ‘Sorry, Bowser is not normally like that.’ Can restaurants afford the risk?
I can only reiterate Mandy’s sentiment, that for dog owners it may be hard to believe that some people don’t actually like dogs sniffing their crutch while having their morning coffee.