His leash is 18 inches long and it’s always in use on the paved pathways. I loathe those retractable leashes that let people think they’re doing the right thing by letting Fido roam two, three or up to five metres away.
Why? Because I love my dog. Because if he was off leash or on a long enough leash that he strayed, I risk putting him in the path of a cyclist.
And that kind of collision wouldn’t be good for him. Or for the cyclist.
Or for me.
When I’m on my bike, I don’t want to be responsible for crashing into Fluffy or Fido.
Or your kid.
Or even you.
I try to be as safe as possible when I’m on the path.
It’s about safety.
And it’s about awareness. We can all stand to get out of each other’s way.
Most of all, we have to get out of our own way and start paying attention to the world around us.
But that’s a bigger problem than just sharing the pathways, isn’t it?
https://onetiredpuppy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1tp-logo-1024x1024.jpg00Angelahttps://onetiredpuppy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1tp-logo-1024x1024.jpgAngela2012-08-13 23:45:452012-08-13 23:45:45Safety can be simple