Paul Brabenec: Dogs on the loose |

Paul Brabenec: Dogs on the loose

— My wife and I sat at the end of Maple Street watching the Winter Carnival Night Extravaganza, and with the firework booms echoing from everywhere, a dog came trotting up Maple Street headed toward Spring Creek canyon. A short while later, another dog came by in the same direction, alone, moving away from Howelsen Hill. Then another dog, and after a bit, another.

It seemed the noise was too much, and people’s buried fences allowed the dogs to head for the hills. This is not a complaint with the Winter Carnival, which is the wonderful expression of a town’s unique passion for winter sports. Dogs have sensitive ears. We put ours inside during fireworks displays, which we love. Thankfully there was no car traffic endangering these dogs. We hope they returned home safely.

Paul Brabenec

Steamboat Springs

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