Where’s the respect? | AspenTimes.com

Where’s the respect?

Dear Editor:

Having just finished reading your letter (Jan. 3), tears are still pouring from my eyes. I am so, so sorry. I sit here imagining what pain and sorrow you must be dealing with. I myself have one of those “special, good dogs” and he, too, is my family and 14-month-old daughter’s best friend, so I understand what anger you must feel having this family member taken from you so suddenly, violently and carelessly. Your dog was on your land and by no means is it your fault he was shot. I shudder at the thought that the bullet could have just as easily gone through a window of your home. This was an act not by a hunter, but by a coward looking for a thrill … and he/she deserves to be shot through the heart as well.

It saddens me how more and more people in this valley are losing respect for life. It is apparent everyday during rush hour on Highway 82 when people ride the bumper of your car and flip you off if, God forbid, you’re only driving 60 mph (5 miles over the speed limit, I should note). People don’t think of the consequences of their actions.

Lisa and Seth, although it was a rough beginning to your New Year, may you find comfort in the days to come. And if you ever need a furry friend to help heal your hearts, I have a wonderful golden retriever that you may borrow for a walk on a nice, sunny day.

Stephanie Koller


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