I have been walking a dog in the Salt Lake City Cemetery for more than 20 years without incident. Recently, a man in a new Volvo verbally abused me for being disrespectful by having a dog in the cemetery (it turns out that there is a "No dogs allowed" sign).
I admit to having my dog off-leash, but when did it become illegal to walk a leashed dog on a city street? And this is a public cemetery, supported by taxpayers' dollars. I even own a plot in the cemetery.
But let's consider the issue of disrespect. I clean up after my dog. I enjoy the cemetery's quiet and visiting the graves. I read headstone inscriptions and grieve at those of the young, reflecting on history.