Seemingly every year, Wednesday Journal runs a kindly letter to the editor encouraging people to use pet-friendly ice melt (PFIM) when de-icing their sidewalks. And yet after each snowfall, Nolan and I go for a walk and it’s a goddamn minefield out there. Do you have any idea how heartbreaking it is to see this dinky donky dog debilitated by mineral shards lodged in his paw? Bambi’s mom dying is downright hilarious next to this devastating scene.

Dan Stark
Oak Park

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