- 8 years ago
- Wedding: February 2011
As though you couldn’t tell it was a rant from the allcaps.. haha.
Okay so I live in a pretty nice development with sidewalks and a park in the middle that has stuff like ponds and a playground and a couple of picnic areas. And I take my dog for a walk to and through the park every afternoon. And I’ve just got to say…… wtf people?!
First, we’re walking through the park and Stew (my corgi) does his business, which I put in a bag, and head over to walk through the picnic area to get to a trash can to toss the bag in. As I enter it I can see there is a group of people at the picnic table kind of all spread out so I couldn’t get around them, and I hear a dog growling. So I pull stew into heel and stop for a second to see whats going on and see they have a BIG pitbull on a leash and a tiny baby pitbull sitting on the picnic table. Well the dog is growling and starts barking and pulling on his lead. And the lady who has him has ZERO control over him and is clearly pulling as hard as she can to keep him close to her while he DRAGS her towards us. And I’m looking around and everyone else (presumably her family) are cracking up. Like zomg so funny the dog is going to eat another dog.
So I turn around and find another trash can, clearly.
Then not 5 minutes later I’m walking down the sidewalk and there is a lady with a tiny little teacup poodle on a retractable lead (dont get me started on those) that is crossing the path while she is paying 0 attention to the dog, watching her kid on the playground. So we go off the path and around the dog, but not too far away bc Stew is totally uninterested and my god, its a 2 pound poodle that wasn’t doing anything. Yea. Well we get to passing the dog and it runs at Stew and attacks him! (apparently had more leway on his retractable than i thought). Now, its a 2 pound dog so he wasn’t hurt. I just yanked him away from the dog and he was fine. But the woman turns around when she hears the snarling and yipping from her dog and says “oh” then turns back around. UMMMM
Seriously. What is wrong with people. To the people with the pitbull: If you are going to get a big-ass dog with the POTENTIAL to cause serious harm (not saying pitbulls are by nature bad, i’m saying any big powerful dog). F’ing train them! And certainly don’t get one (or 2) if you’re not strong enough to keep them in check.
And to the poodle lady, I don’t care if your dog is only 2 pounds. It’s still rude to let him attack other dogs. What if he attacked a baby? What if he’d gotten stew’s eye? I mean for godsake lets use common sense here.
Checklist for owning a dog:
1) researching to find a breed appropriate for your lifestyle
2) financial ability to keep the dog vetted, healthy, and TRAINED
3) time and interest in actually training the dog and making it a member of the family
If you don’t have all three, Don’t get a dog!!