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Letter: Don’t be so quick to judge and threaten

Could they have offered their help or at least not yelled and threatened me?

Don’t be so quick to judge and threaten

Hello to everyone and I hope you are all well. Something happened on Saturday that has shaken me to the core and saddened my soul.

I have a small hobby farm that I run by myself and also take care of my 86-year-old uncle. I have sheep and a few goats, a pony and chickens. A lady came to my door and proceeded to rip a strip off me, threatening to call the SPCA and report me. She finally informed me that my dogs had gained access to the pasture and were indeed harassing the animals. Someone was standing outside the fence video taping the chaos.

I am 70 and not as agile as I once was. I called the dogs out and assessed the animals, who were winded but not harmed.

I sincerely thank the women for taking the time to make me aware of what was happening. My point to this whole story, is kindness. Do these people really think that if I had been aware of what was taking place that I wouldn’t have stopped it immediately? Could they have offered their help or at least not yelled and threatened me?

A little bit of kindness would have gone a long way. Please everyone, don’t be so quick to judge, offer your help and throw in a little kindness, it will make this world a better place.

Thank you,

Penny Parkinson

Duncan

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