John Mason reports in today's Register-Star that the mayor and the public works commissioner are not budging on their prohibition of dogs in the cemetery: "Cemetery dog ban stands firm." Since there is no law at the moment banning dogs from the cemetery, the mayor has made known his intention to ask the Common Council to pass such a law. In the article, he is quoted as saying, "I've always been a domestic animal lover. This is strictly about doing the job I was elected to do--upholding my oath of office, period."
In his almost fifteen years of living in Hudson, William has never set paw in the cemetery. He eschews the car and prefers to walk wherever he goes, and the cemetery is a bit too far. But he will stand in solidarity with his fellow dogs who do enjoy walking with their humans in the cemetery and especially with those dogs who visit the graves of their dear departed humans there.
Thanks to Matthew Hamilton for creating William's "Wanted" poster