On the June 15 broadcast of the KCRG-TV9 news at 10 p.m., there was a news story about my neighborhood and the issue we’re having with hawks. We want to thank KCRG-TV9 for how kind they were to us.
We’d been coexisting with these beautiful creatures for a long time and were just fine with them until June 13. We were outside with our little dog, playing as usual, and the hawks began swooping through our yard — something they had never done before. Even with us there, this time they did it.
After KCRG-TV9 posted the story, I was expecting some suggestions for us to help so we could do as we always did, let our dog run around our yard, but deter the hawks. I did not expect the heartless responses we did get from some residents, suggesting we let our dog get taken because it’s the “circle of life” or that we shouldn’t have a dog that small, or we should move since hawks were there first.
I don’t understand people, I thought people in my community were kind, Midwestern folk always looking to help out their neighbors, but to think that my family would be OK with our dog getting eaten is beyond words. We should be able to enjoy our property we paid for; I’m disappointed in how some reacted. You’d think compassion was an unheard of concept. This is not the Iowa I know.