I have been responding to a handful of letters in my local newpaper (Stevens Point Journal) complaining about dogs in public. A few bad dog owners misbehave and we're all condemned and ridiculed for taking our dogs out in public. We have a beautiful public park nearby, and an open air Farmer's Market. I've been criticized in both locations for allowing Molly to accompany me. Neither is posted for no dogs. She is well behaved, and in the rare instance that she answers the call of nature in public, I always have the necessary bags on hand - in fact the park has a few poop bag stations. I guess I'm just looking for some like-minded folks to stand behind my opinions. Does anyone else encounter this in their communities? I can sort of understand where some might question a dog at the Farmer's Market - if said Dog is licking the produce, etc, but I can vouch that my dog gets no where near and even if I left her standing alone in the middle of the Market (I NEVER would!) she wouldn't touch an unsupervised T-bone on the ground because she's so well behaved - But the PARK? Would they banish the birds and waterfowl, squirrels and rabbits, etc, too? I'm just all fired up and tired of being the only vocal pro-dogger in town by the look of it!