Murray Valley Standard letters to the editor: February 13, 2020

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A couple of extremely annoying things have happened.

I came out of Mannum travelling to Murray Bridge with five kids to go to the swimming pool on a 43C day.

On arriving, I was told some swimming lessons were being conducted and was turned away until noon. This was annoying, trying to keep the kids entertained for two-and-a-half hours.

On another occasion, I took one child to go bowling and again was told that we cannot play as they have competitions on.

Although they had two spare lanes, myself, my partner and eight-year-old daughter might have distracted the bowlers.

This is frustrating as we tell the kids so they get excited and we travel 30 to 45 minutes only to find we can't do it.

Tracy Roan, Mannum

What do you do with doo-doo?

A 2019 Pets in Australia report tells us we live with more than five million companion dogs.

I'm a PhD student at CQ University Australia researching whether we can compost dog poo at home and make it safe for use in veggie gardens.

An important part of my study is finding out how much poo dogs produce, whether owners pick it up, what they use and what they do with it.

It's short, anonymous, and asks questions about views and habits around collection and disposal.

Any Australian dog owner over 13 can participate at

Emily Bryson, Lockleys