Friday, March 8, 2013

A Man and His Dog

Steve Miller and Bones at the Secane Station Tavern. My print column is up.

UPDATE: Though the reaction to this column was generally positive there was this email:

Dear Gil:

Although that story is meant to be heartwarming, I think it conveys a cycle of disrespect for that animal.  How willingly he was ready to give it to anyone that called about it and then to a drunk couple in a bar. Then he made sure he got a good’s night sleep even though he knew there were problems when the dog got to the couple’s home. Yes, indeed. I can see he has the best interests of the animal in mind.

If you want to write a story of animal rescue, write about the animal rescue groups that work tirelessly to save and place these animals in loving homes. There is a process to animal adoption and ownership, a process to introducing pets into a home . We need to talk about responsibility to pets and not recycling them back into potentially unfit homes.

Karen Ditomo

I say: Nah, it's always a better story when the dog goes to the bar. But thanks anyway, Karen, for the advice. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gil, I sent you an email the day of the article. I think what you Suzanne and the rest of SST crew did was a mean and rotten thing. there are 3 kids involved. LOL and this guy can spend money on booze and dog food and can't support his 3 teenage boys who live around the corner. A dog and a drunk man driving the streets? Really Gil what would the SPCA really think? One sided drunk thinking! He has a dog named Tika that he rescued in 2004 and now she won't ever go near him. Sad what alcohol does (:

March 27, 2013 at 10:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And really a dog in a bar that is already disgusting isn't that a health issue? Board of health should be notified. I mean really look at t

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It really is a good thing Gil, that his father Jim Miller Sr. isn't here to see his sons behavior. A dog in a bar, really???

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gil, why don't you do a follow up on the day in the live of Bones?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gil and Suzanne
Where's the beautiful story happy ending?

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