John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I am always amazed at the amount of friendly dogs on leashes at the South Shore Farmers Market. These dogs are kept under control of their masters and are always very friendly. Dogs are a reflection of their masters. If a dog has a nervous master, then the dog seems to be easily disturbed. If the dog has a calm
master, then the dog seems more outgoing and friendly to others. A mean master will have a dog that cowers and tends to nip at other dogs and people, due to the fact that he knows no kindness. Any place that you take your dog, remember that it is a reflection of you that shows up in its behavior. A loving dog has a loving master. A good dog will always show you love when you treat it with kindness. Some dogs seem to be mean because they are trying to protect their master from harm. Soft words and kindness always seem to calm down a dog. South Shore Park is a dog friendly park that you can take your dog for a walk with its leash. The Nehring Family, who own Groppi's Food Market, have placed several dog stations in the park with bags for dog bowel movements and containers to hold them. While you are there enjoy the view of Lake Michigan. The Harnischveger Children's Area is wonderful for your children to play in. There is the bike trail that goes along the lake towards Cudahy. The park pavilion is beautiful and is available for renting for weddings and parties. There are rest rooms inside of the building. There is an area to go fishing
at in the north part of the park and also near the South Shore Yacht Club. Take the time to visit a fine dog
friendly park at your leisure. I am sure that you will enjoy the visit.