Thanks for support
As my best friend, Benny, my little Yorkie, struggles to live one more day, I’d like to thank San Luis Obispo County for their prayers and donations.
On Aug. 22 before work, as always, he and I were taking our morning walk (Benny was on a leash). A pit bull who lives in a neighbor’s mobile home was in attack mode. When the woman who lives there opened her door, the pit bull mauled and chomped on my poor little 7-pound friend Benny.
After the most horrific thing I have ever experienced, I scooped up Benny and screamed for help. A neighbor heard us and immediately took us to Atascadero Pet Hospital. Because of the extensive attack, Benny didn’t seem to have a chance of surviving. But because of the skilled veterinarians and all the prayers from family, friends and people I don’t even know, Benny is alive today.
This occurred on a street in a family mob-ile home park that I “thought” for the past five years was safe. Please, please dog owners, keep your friends on leashes, you really never know. Thank you for your prayers and donations, San Luis Obispo!
A 16-year-old boy became paralyzed by an ATV crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on Sept. 5 (County Roundup,” Sept. 8).
For perspectives and appeals from several local San Luis Obispo County medical professionals and parents of children who have been killed on ATVs, please watch the 30-minute documentaries below: “Deadly Dunes and the Dollar”(http://vimeo.com/978788) and “Children on Dangerous ATVs on Oceano Beach and Dunes” (http://vimeo.com/1119304).
These documentaries can also be seen at safebeachanddunes.org.
Faye Ryan can’t wait to vote for Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman (“November change,” Sept. 4). She wants “change we can believe in.” What exactly is that change?
Replacing two longtime career politicians like Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown doesn’t sound like a bad idea. We know where they stand and many of us don’t like it.
However, neither Fiorina nor Whitman has ever held public office. How do we know what they are going to do? They haven’t written legislation or voted on bills. Often, they were too busy to get down to the polls to vote.
Like many people in 2003, I thought political rookie Arnold Schwarz-enegger could solve problems that the experienced governor Gray Davis could not. That didn’t seem to work.
Frankly, candidates who come to their political aspirations only after they become fabulously wealthy make me nervous.
Roll the rock back up
I agree with Bill Morem’s comments in his article titled, “Check for rocks in their heads” (Sept. 7), when he suggests the boys get to work with crowbars and roll the rock back up the hill.
This is a shameful act on the part of these teens. If prosecution is not possible, then shame might be effective by publicizing their names and pictures. I am, also, intolerant of this kind of mindless vandalism.
Where are their parents?