Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Dogs and urban neighborhoods
But I digress. I'm talking about dogs here, people, and their positive impact on cities. This is a real estate blog, right? I thought so. Anyway, a number of blogs have picked up on the idea that dogs are good for cities because they equal pedestrians. This, in turn, helps makes neighborhoods safer. I'm supportive of this idea.
This also reminds me of a friend of mine who lives in Capitol View recently got a Great Dane/German Shepherd mix that comes up to my knees and is as tall as I am when stands on two feet.
The dog likes to put both front paws on the front door and stare at you out the window when you knock on the door. I'm hoping that will dissuade any potential robber, but you never know. Friends of mine who have gotten dogs for the purpose of home protection more often than not end up in over their heads, and/or with dogs that aren't very good guard dogs. I think the sheer size of this dog will do the trick, though.
Another, completely unrelated, reason dogs are better than cats - when was the last time your cat saved you from a cougar?