OWNING a large muscular dog does not make you a well-respected community figure, it has been confirmed.
25-year-old Tom Logan has a big-mouthed dog with a hostile gleam in its eye: “The respect I get from people when I’m out with Freddy Krueger, as I call my beloved pet, is amazing.
“People cross the road to avoid me, which is exactly what they’d do if a sporting hero or legendary civil rights leader came to our neighbourhood.”
However local resident Mary Fisher said: “Everyone used to think Tom was a knobhead. Then he got a massive dog. Now he’s a knobhead with a massive dog.
“It’s not like he’s a fearless World War II bomber pilot or something.
“If anything I respect him less because that dog does turds like Cumberland sausages and he doesn’t pick them up.”
She added: “Maybe if he got a big horse and learned to ride it really well, people would respect that.”