Alert “06880” reader Barbara Sherburne writes:
I have never owned a dog. I have only had cats as pets.
But I really feel for dog owners who walk their dogs several times a day, even when it is 9 degrees outside.
I could never have done that. Not to mention getting up at the crack of dawn to take their dog for a walk.
Cats are fairly easy to take care of. The biggest chore is cleaning the litter box and filling it with new litter. Buying the litter and carrying it up porch steps and into the apartment is about as difficult as it gets.
Even so, I no longer have a cat. Beau died in 2021. I knew long before that that I would never get another cat once he died.
So I really admire people who have dogs and walk them in all kinds of weather: scorching hot, rain, snow, frigid temperatures.
I’ve seen those dog owners at Winslow Park too. They’re hardy, loving — and a very sociable bunch too. Congratulations: You’re our Unsung Heroes of the Week!
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