THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!
Hey, you dogs! Happy New Year, 2011. Another year, and I'm still a Lil' White Dog! Can you believe it?
You know, as my Lil' Sister, Gracie Ella Moss, and I walk each morning through the South Edgebrook Neighborhood of Chicago, where we live. we're a little peeved at those who let their dogs walk off-leash.
That's against the law here in Chicago! I know it. You know it. And the errant human dog owner knows it!
But, sadly, some persist!
The other day, some careless human's 65-pound Pit Bull Terrier nearly ate Gracie for breakfast! Thankfully, her always-shrill bark kept that wolf at bay! (As for me, I just ran behind the safety of my Human Daddy Dean's leg!)
As reported today in the Chicago Tribune by Reporter Jon Weigel, humans have to remember, no matter how cute and well-behaved we might be . . . we're still DOGS! It just might be too tough to resist that squirrel running out in the street - and I, for one, do NOT want to be hit by a passing car!
What about those overly-friendly big, big dogs who put their paws over any human's shoulders when saying hello? Or those unleashed dogs that, quite simply, aren't very sociable with us quiet, well-behaved dogs. Indeed, a possible disaster in the making!
Those long, retractable leashes can be a tripping hazard, and some people just don't like being jumped on by canines they are not familiar with.
And don't forget the possible legal liability issues if one of us dogs accidental bites someone! That could be lotsa trouble for the human owner who let their dog run free and unleashed.
Pet Behavior Expert Steve Dalerecommends taking your dog to a dog park - like Wiggly Field in the Lakeview Neighborhood of Chicago - to roam free. Here, there is a better opportunity for control, and less neighborhood-wide roaming.
And, speaking for the dogs here in the South Edgebrook Neighborhood, on Mason and Marmora Avenues, we kind of like being attached to a leash. They actually make us feel most connected to the humans we love.
So please, you dogs! Get your humans to latch you up. OK!
Please read my post today via BlogChicagoHomes.com.
YOUR ACE REPORTER ON FOUR PAWS,
BUDDY HOLLY MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO