To the editor:
I would like to share a recent experience of mine as a reminder to all to use caution when making assumptions.
Last night I took my five month old pup, Gracie, for a walk on the beach. As we approached one of the busier areas of the beach, I saw up ahead two dogs roaming at large. Not wanting to endanger my pup, I stopped right where I was and waited to see whether the human companions would restrain these dogs.
I was about 10 or 12 feet from the water’s edge. Gracie began digging enthusiastically. Passers-by quipped that “she must have found something good.” When I saw that the humans had restrained these dogs and it was time to move on, I also saw that Gracie had managed to dig a hole about 6 – 8 inches deep. This looked like a sure ankle-twister, so I used the side of my foot to push the sand back in to the hole. As I was doing this, a woman walked by and said, “You are supposed to clean that up.” She continued walking despite my willingness to explain.
Things aren’t always as they seem.
Fort Myers Beach