Youngsters in Dublin's housing estates on the way to the airport are
tearing around on horses and ponies bought at fairs. It seems that
hopefully something will be done in the near future to put an end to
this form of cruelty.
Tinkers - or Travellers - are a disgrace when it comes to the way
they treat their dogs and horses. No one seems to care though.
A lovely doggy friend of mine - a gentle creature who is mostly Irish
wolfhound - was owned by Tinkers and rescued in the nick of time as they
were about to throw him out into Bantry Bay with a stone tied round his
Finn McCool - that's his name now - lives in some style in
Glengarriff with Kelly, Willum, Moppet, Chloe and their beloved John and
Kate Graves who would do without themselves rather than see theirs
critters wanting. A happy ending for the McCool.