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Do not feed the birds!!!

By PadsnPets, Apr 25 2014 08:00AM

Over the last few weeks the nights have been getting lighter and the parks are getting busier. People are bringing along picnics and snacks and spending the day in the park with their families, which is lovely to see. My only bug bear with this is that they should take their rubbish - and especially unwanted food - with them. I am sure I am not the only person who has a dog that will eat everything in sight! As I stand there calling her name, with my little doggie treats trying to entice her away, she gives me this look as if to say, “why would I need to eat that mum, when there are so many tasty snacks here for me to eat?!”


The thing is, I know it’s me that will pay the price for her eating such food, whether it be in vets bills or the odd runny poo and, as a responsible dog owner, I do start off as the quite calm woman calling the dog away, that is until she is on her third meal in the park and then I sound like a screaming banshee and try to chase her away from the food, whilst people look on as if I am bonkers!


If anyone has any helpful hints please share!


What really gets my goat though, is when people purposely leave food in the park! For example, bags full (yes I mean a carrier bag full of bread! Really!! I have seen someone, with a full bag of bread, empty the full contents onto the grass! If only I could run faster he would certainly have had a piece of my mind!


Then, there are the ladies who like to leave rice and bird pellets on the football pitch! Just great!! Do people not realise that some bird seeds/pellets are poisonous to dogs? Apparently not! Let alone the poor people who have to play football on there. Or how about the weekly leaving of chicken bones at the park gate as we leave. How the birds are going to eat these I will never know??


So, all I ask for is a peaceful, food free walk in the park! So please DO NOT feed the birds, if you want to do so, put it in your own garden and please, please take any unwanted food away with you when you leave the park.


Thank you all, phew… rant over!


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