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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 28th September, 2016) Views: 1,728 
New picnic area
 New picnic area   by Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Haigh Hall.

Comment by Ken R on 28th September 2016 at 00:59
Quiet times in't plants! Good photo Ron.


Comment by Mick on 28th September 2016 at 07:53
I thought at first I coudnt see any dogs, but on closer inspection I can see there is a big white one.


Comment by Maureen on 28th September 2016 at 08:01
What a lovely shot Ron,it could be a setting for a film..the ladies sat there with their crinoline dresses and the men with top hats and tails.


Comment by Vb on 28th September 2016 at 09:34
Its a lovely place to eat your butties and watch the world go by.


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 28th September 2016 at 09:46
I think you can get tablets for cynophobia Mick.


Comment by Mick on 28th September 2016 at 11:46
Im not scared of them Ozy, I just think there are to many especially in the Haigh plantations.
I think some Wiganers cant walk with out having a dog at there side, and they let them run loose and bark at other dogs so disturbing the peace and quiet, some even let them run around on them long leads and force walkers and cyclist to stop.


Comment by Maureen on 28th September 2016 at 13:58
Mick,have you never loved a dog so much that you want it to be with you...I totally agree about unruly owners ...in other words,it isn't the dog that's unruly but the owners.


Comment by Cyril on 28th September 2016 at 14:11
Is there a Dalmatian in front of the Labrador, or is it someone's coat.

Mick, I've seen many a cyclist with their dog running alongside them.


Comment by Carolaen on 28th September 2016 at 18:06
Maureen.I actually agree with both you and Mick. I grew up with dogs in the family we always had at least one and usually 2 as my Dad was soft hearted and often looked after old dogs that other people did not want. Good dogs are lovely and affectionate and give so much -BUT- good dogs are a result of good owners who know how to train and look after them. Dogs are pack animals and need to know they are secure in their "pack" of humans, if not they become very disturbed, aggressive and out of control. Unfortunately many people have no idea how to look after dogs and look on them as family "accessories". I reluctantly now think that very few dogs should actually be kept as pets. They are far happier as working animals and as I say unfortunately very few people seem to know how to properly train them and keep them.


Comment by Fred Mason on 28th September 2016 at 20:41
Carolaen,

Very well said. I could not agree more about dogs. They are indeed man's best friend and I wish I was allowed to keep one (or two) by my landlady.
I always thought that James Herriot had a lovely life with a house full of dogs, barking at the door bell.

By the way, nice photo, Ron...!!!!!!!!!!


Comment by Carolaen on 28th September 2016 at 22:04
Fred Thanks for complement. In fact although I love dogs to bits (and most animals) my wife and I have never had dogs as pets in nearly 40 years. We have had cockatiels, Hamsters, Goldfish and many cats over the years and I am sure our Daughter probably thought she was a pet at times !! The simple reason being is that we both worked and were often out and about. Dogs in my view need constant companionship with at least one family member, if not they suffer and become disturbed - again all part of their pack nature they hate being alone.


Comment by j on 28th September 2016 at 22:12
Lovely peaceful shot Ron.


Comment by H. on 29th September 2016 at 08:30
Sorry , should have said David


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