Letters to the editor

I anxiously read the article “Send Rover right over,” which was in the March 22 Downtown View, because I am the owner of three small dogs, which I love to take with me whenever possible. They just hate being left behind when I need to go somewhere or do something and they can’t come along.

Unfortunately, your staff writers who did this story left out the fact that the Coachman’s Inn, 3240 S. Eastern Ave., welcomes dog owners and their four-legged “babies” to a Sunday brunch, which they call “Puppies on the Patio,” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. I know they have even placed advertisements for this in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, because that’s how I know about it.

I, along with a friend and my two granddaughters, took CJ and Charlie (my two Shih tzu mix dogs) and Buddy (my Lhasa Apso) — all rescues — to Sunday brunch at Coachman’s last month. We were so impressed and had such a nice time that we’ll be going back again.

Each dog was given his own water bowl and an appetizer before being served an entree of filet mignon served with rice and carrots.

The “Dog Lovers Menu” included such things as eggs benedict, steak and eggs, French toast and pancakes as well as drink specials and dessert — all very reasonably priced.

I usually have to choose between leaving my three dogs at home while I take my granddaughters out for a meal at a local restaurant or having to stay at home and cook so we can all (including the dogs) be together. Having a Sunday brunch at Coachman’s where we all could go was terrific!

— Karen Joeckle

Las Vegas

Bicyclists deserve courtesy when they’re facing 1-ton vehicles

In response to Janet Snyder’s letter (“Have sympathy for seniors who feel safer riding bikes on sidewalks,” Letters to the Editor, March 29 View), I couldn’t agree more, and I actually feel bad she feels a need to explain herself. Most of Las Vegas is not bike-friendly, and I question any pedestrian who is annoyed by bike riders on the sidewalk.

A bicycle is no match against a car zipping down the road, especially when there is no bike lane. As a pedestrian and bus rider for many years in this city, I have always regarded bike riders more as “pedestrians” considering what they’re up against on the roads. I can’t even get the right-of-way on my “walk” sign at an intersection half the time!

So yes, please give some consideration and understanding to those who ride bikes, and those of us who walk daily among the 1-ton vehicles that hurtle through the Las Vegas streets. Whether by choice or necessity, we are at a disadvantage, and we just need a little courtesy.

— Sarah Walters

Las Vegas

Editor’s note: View reporter Amanda Llewellyn interviewed 70-year-old cyclist Janet Snyder for a feature in the April 6 Prime View. To read the story and learn more about why Snyder chooses a bicycle over a car, visit viewnews.com and click on Prime View.

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