The other day, I got a letter from City Hall. It was about Tierce’s license, but it wasn’t a polite reminder. No, it was a threat to send my account to collections. Apparently, since I haven’t purchased a license yet, they think that this will be an effective method of making me trot my ass to City Hall and merrily pay the fee.
Now, I believe in licensing and everything that my municipality does to improve and maintain the dog poop bag dispensers, the dog park and the animal shelter. I appreciate and support what they do to aid dog owners. If the letter had been a polite reminder that it was time to renew, I would have eventually headed over and ponied up the $25.
But I do not support threatening dog owners in order to force them to pay licensing fees, especially when they are good enough to alert City Hall to the fact that they have a dog in the first place. I think it’s stupid and offensive. So, tomorrow, I’m definitely going to go to City Hall.
I’m going to tell them that the dog’s dead.