Firstly, I have to stress that I'm not talking about anyone on this list but there are one or two GDO's that I could think of who are just as bad. Having a dog and not keeping control of it so that it can get over to another dog that is working is just as distracting to your dog as a stray. I'm not saying that the way I handle my dog is perfect, but I would hope that when I'm in the company of another GDO my dog doesn't cause them any more of a distraction than usual. Now. That's my rant over. Darragh _____ From: irlguidedogs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:irlguidedogs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dominique Farrell Sent: 03 May 2006 19:26 To: irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [IRLGuideDogs] Stray dogs Hi to all, Thanks for all your feedback, most enjoyable. This morning myself and Holly were followed by 2 dogs who were roaming around. One proceeded to get up on Holly's back, she just took it in her stride, but needless to say it frightened the hell out of me. On our way home this evening, I went to press the button on the light at the crossing at O'Connell street and it was splattered with tomato sauce. This is what all GDO'S are up against on a daily basis. Have the public no consideration for us whatsoever. That's how Holly's paw is now in bandage for the last 2 weeks. She cut the pad of it on glass, while enjoying her free run. The public should be more aware of the dangers of things like this. It's really annoyed me. Dominique & Holly.