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The Truth Abouts Cats & Dogs
By Chris Elliott


July 28, 2008

I live on Jackson Street. While I sympathize with Mr. Griffin, I think Ms. Pitcher makes an excellent point. I don't remember cats being such a problem when I was a kid. I don't know if they were more apt to hang out at home or what, but there are a lot of cats running around our neighborhood now. On a nice day, when I've got my front door open, it's not unusual to have a cat poke his nose in. Often, when I go to work in the morning, I find little cat prints on the hood of my car. They get under our house and do whatever it is they do (stinking it up). I wish they would stay on their own property, but they're sneaky, and if you let them out, they're going to cat around.

To me, a more serious problem is barking dogs. We have a lot of dogs in the neighborhood also, and I can't count the times that I've listened to some poor dog tied up outside barking and whining to be let back in the house. And I'm talking about after 10PM. What are the owners thinking?

Finally, to those of you who walk your dogs down Hopkins Alley, let them squat in the White Marine parking lot, and stroll away, shame on you.

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, AK


Received July 28, 2008 - Published July 28, 2008


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letter Neighborhood Cats By Karen Pitcher

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