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 have read recently that two dog owners have left their dogs either tied up or abandoned in Sheboygan. Dogs are animals who only give love and should not be abused that way. Most dogs are very loyal to their owners when they are properly taken care of. If you can not take proper care of your dog, then at least take it to your local humane society where they can find a good home for it. A dog is like a small child and needs a lot of tender loving care and attention. In return, you will only receive love and affection from your dog. Your dog is frequently like its owner in its habits. How you treat a dog, shows up in how your dog reacts to others. Please treat your dog like you would want to be treated. It will reward you with love. It will keep you company when you are home alone and be your companion. You will never be lonely, when you have a good dog at your side. If you are interested in getting a dog, go to the Wisconsin Humane Society, and look over the animals there. I am sure that you will find one that fits your personality and needs. If you give love and care, you will receive it in kind. This is a good time to adopt a dog or cat. If you get the animal before Christmas, it will be easier for it and you to adjust to one another. Remember, a dog needs a lot of tender loving care. A cat is more independent, and can be left alone at times. Once you own a dog, you will always want to adopt another one when it passes on. Share your love with others.