Robert N. Brooks: Dogs and hotdogs don’t mix at Taste of Amherst

Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
To the editor:

I have just returned from the Taste of Amherst — and the number of dogs almost exceeded the number of vendors. Why would a responsible dog owner bring a pet to such an event? It is unfair not only to some who might be afraid — like some little children — but it’s undoubtedly confusing to the dogs to experience the myriad food smells. Little wonder that more than a few were hyper. Perhaps, it’s for the attention the owners get rather than the dog. It’s presumptuous and thoughtless — I hope you will consider this the next time you attend an event — any event — on the town common.

Robert N. Brooks