No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Yob with a Dog.

Sunday 20th May 2012.

Kings Bromley Marina has a loose attitude towards moorers with dogs, allowing them to let their animals run free, chase the wildlife and leave a mess, of course the terms and conditions of their mooring say this shouldn't happen and 95% of the dog owners follow the rules and are no trouble at all, however, as in all walks of life there is a minority who manage to spoil things for the rest.

This morning at 9.45 we witnessed a moorers dog running loose, the moorhen chick feeding on the grass area next to our boat couldn't get away quick enough and was killed by the dog,
Jayne was very upset having watched the event through the window, I have never seen her so upset and angry before, the dogs owner hearing people shouting came and put the dog on a lead, picked up the dead moorhen and went to the office to report it, then disappeared in his car along with his dog.   

Jayne has made a complaint at the office, they said the dog owner was distraught with what had happened however as he had let his dog chase the wildlife 4 or 5 times on Friday afternoon and again at 7.15 this morning I don't really think he's that bothered.

The news media discribe a youth on a run down housing estate walking around with a threatening aggressive dog as a "Yob with a Dog", however anyone with a dog has a responsibility to control it and all times.

So I now view this boater/dog owner who travels down from Yorkshire every fortnight in his expensive car to spend a weekend on his smart Narrowboat a Yob with a Dog. 

Just to show that we're not anti-dog this is a picture of Sootie, who we had to have put down a couple of years ago after she suffered a stroke, she came from Birmingham Dogs Home in 1994 and is greatly missed.

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