I've lived in my neighbourhood for 3 years now. My humans have been here much longer than that.
They tell me that, a long time ago, they used to visit the area every weekend and liked it a lot because of all the little beaches and parks where they could see dogs running around and playing. There were dogs sitting at cafes! There were water bowls outside shops and pubs! And us dogs were even allowed into a few!
So really, they moved here so Mr Piglet and Mr Thumper would have lots of friends and places to explore.
But all that's changed over the years.
Now, there are some humans who don't want to share the parks with us dogs any more. If you remember, one tried to kill us. And others are telling The People In Charge of These Things that we don't need to have so much space and time to run around and play.
I don't know why no one ever taught these humans it's good manners to share.
"If you break up the big piece, we can each have a little. Wouldn't that be nice?"
My Typist sent a letter to The People In Charge Of These Things for me. I hope lots of other humans did it for their dogs too because it would be too sad otherwise.
Deadline for writing to Leichhardt Council with your views on our local off-leash parks
FRIDAY 25 May, 5pm.
Every letter counts! Thank you for your support. With love and respect always, The Typist x