The Riverside party in the park, the parade and the party afterwards – great fun. I just have one complaint over the years: Why must you bring your dog?

I like dogs, but I am not comfortable seeing them chained to fences at Guthrie Park afterward or reared out of the way when a child approaches. Seeing a dog is an open invitation for petting, even if your dog doesn’t like it. It is just a matter of time before someone gets bit.

Leave them at home please. I am sure they won’t mind once a year.

Kathleen Meade