I'm still running from the dogs. On September 6, I published an article in The New York Sun on how city dogs intrude on human space – and impose themselves on strangers in the street, like me. Now, owners are chasing me as well. It turns out that bemoaning the harassment New Yorkers face from those four legged beasts in our already crowded city and expressing a longing for the days when dogs were treated as animals and not humans put me on the wrong side of some very angry people.
"Grrrr" was the response from one reader. "Way off leash" warned another. One told me that I would receive a "s—tload of hate mail." (Should that be a pooper-scooper full?) Gary Kaskel of the "United Action for Animals" wrote: "I have a tip for you, Dan. You need a dog. Maybe it would settle your misanthropic intolerance."
Reader Martin Barnett said he will "still buy the NY Sun even if I now begin using the culture page to pick up the stuff."