(Closed) Things you wish you could say to people…

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

People don’t tend to ask silly questions about our dog.  We get asked what breed she is alot (lab mix) since she looks like a lab but is only 45 pounds so it is pretty obvious she isn’t a pure-bred lab and how old she is (~2-2.5) since she still has so much puppy energy.

While I can agree about some of the situations posted (like people freaking out on the owners of boxers, pit bulls, etc and dogs in bridal salons), some of the other situations seem to me to be owners being a bit too sensitive.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@roxy821: omg i hate the poop bag question – mine hang off of her leash, so if shes outside, so are the poo bags, no need for the public alarm

the thing is, i dont have anything against any size or breed dog, but i just hate when people arent aware of their own animal’s behavior or think its “cute” because theyre tiny/non-aggressive breed

i know that my dog jumps on people when shes excited, so these people should know that theyre dogs get nervous and nippy – its all about a little self-awareness haha

Post # 34
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Honey bee

I hate when people tell me they had to get rid of their pet because of the new baby, or the myriads of other reason that their pet doesn’t fit into their “lifestyle” anymore. That’s some awesome lesson you’re teaching your children about responsibilty and bailing when something isn’t just easy.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Gerbera: jdskgljas; EXACTLY !!!

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

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@SoupyCat: THIS I hate. I love my old roommate to death. She’s seriously one of the sweetest people. But she did this. She got a chocolate lab from a breeder and didn’t train or discipline her. So she started nipping and acting aggressive. As soon as they got pregnant, they re-homed her b/c they couldn’t handle her. Don’t take her to a training class and learn why she nipping…just give her away to someone else. So frustrating!

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are these two ladies that live around my neighborhood.  They have a set path that they walk their dog.  I can guarantee that if I am in their way, they will stop and wait. They will not go around me. It’s so annoying. I usually get so fed up with them subconciously pressuring me and my dog to hurry up that I just take my dog to the other side of the street.

Sometimes if I’m there before they get there, I can see them getting annoyed.  Why don’t you move your freaking cotton ball of a dog across the street. You know, you can share the road sometimes.  Ugh… end rant. lol

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

oh boy well my doxie has cherry eyes and everyone is always like “what’s wrong with him”  I just wanna be like ” he has an allergy to rude inquisitive people”

 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hibiscusgirl: I’m sorry but I had to laugh.  Not that I would ever say that to someone with a dachshund but hearing it is funny. I bet it gets old.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsMcGyro: If your dog is leashed and an unleashed dog runs across the street to “play” with your dog and a fight ensues, the unleashed dog’s owner has no legal standing. 

 

We have a black cat, when anyone finds out they start the supersticious crap. We do kinda have bad luck, and many people think it’s our cat. It gets really annoying that anytime something happens the first thing we hear is “Get rid of that cat!!”.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I get really pissed at people that own dogs and then never walk them.  My neighbours have a wee jack russell / fox terrier dog and it hardly ever gets walked, nor is it allowed inside.  I feel so sorry for this little dog – all he wants is to be loved and part of the family! I’m not saying my neighbours neglect their dog but it’s not nice to hear the pup crying at night cos he’s not allowed inside.

We also have neighbours up the road who have two labs that are never walked and as a result of the lack of exercise they absolutely go nuts at anybody that walks past their place.  It’s not really that hard to take your dog out for even twenty minutes every day!

 

 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@stellablue5997: funny story: when we (me and my 2 sisters) were younger my mom would take us on bike rides through our town all the time.  Well, we went by this one house and they had a siberian huskie, and it came running after us, my little sister (who was prob 5 at the time) starts screaming WOLF! WOLF! and and takes her feet off the pedals and tries putting them up as high as she can so the “wolf” wouldn’t get her.  my mom and i just died laughing.  everytime we see a siberian huskie WE always go “WOLF! WOLF!”

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have 3 small dogs, two are the most laid-back & easy going dogs you’d ever meet.   The “cutest one” (some people think), a little white malti-poo mix, is a very nervous dog who gets scared by new people immediately.   Everyone just assumes they can walk right over to her to pet her because she’s “so cute”!!.  Ummm…..NO!!!!!!!   She gets very defensive, scared & will bite.   There’s a freakin’ reason she’s on a leash & harness, and that we don’t allow our kids to walk her as freely as the other two because she doesn’t like strangers.   Gah!!!!   This is why all of our kids know to always be sure to ask permission & be cautious around other people’s dogs.  

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have a Shetland Sheepdog, a “Sheltie” and as soon as people see him they call “LASSIE! LASSIE! OMG IT”S A BABY LASSIE”. Yes, my pooch is cute. No, he is not a Collie nor is he a baby. It doesn’t really bother us but I think it’s getting old for our dog since he’s actually 14 and isn’t interested in being treated like a playful puppy. 

What actually bothers me is our neighbor who lets their burmese mountain dog run around off leash, especially at night. Their dog is really sweet but he keeps chasing our cats and eating all their ridiculously expensive food. I think my kitties have a right to not be terrorized while they’re sleeping on our front porch. 

Also, People have no manners when dealing with a leashed dog! I walk my aunts two little dogs for her three times a week and as abused shelter dogs they are NOT dog friendly. They don’t mind people, even postal workers, but the sight of another dog drives them insane. Even though I’m walking them with leashes and nose halters, people assume that because they’re cute little dogs they can let their dogs run over off leash. I’ll be crossing the street, walking them the opposite direction and hollering “they’re NOT friendly!” but people just don’t seem to get it! They are in training for their dog aggression but part of that is taking them on normal walks where they don’t have their space invaded by giant off leash dogs.

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think everyone knows what a dalmatian is (101 Dalmatians movie) but every single time I go on a walk people ALWAYS ask me what kind of dog she is. Yes she’s a dalmatian, yes she has a lot of spots. I mean its not a “bad” question, but when I get asked so often, I wish I could just hold up a sign or something. Oh & whenever there’s kids they yell “mommy, look, a dalmatian!”. See kids get it!

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I used to have a GSP too!!

I have two young dogs, a Scottie and a Cairn. I hate hate HATE people assuming they are friendly. They are, but neither has been very socialized with children. I don’t know of any to socialize them with, and I’d rather it not be strange children at the dog park. People let their BARELY WALKING toddlers just barrel up to my dogs. The Scottie usually jumps on them and the Cairn is terrified. I am not going to feel the least bit responsible if she bites a child when she is leashed and the child has not asked to touch her. If they do I tell them they may not touch the Cairn puppy and I always hold the Scottie so he won’t jump on them.

Parents need a smack upside their head if they don’t make their children ASK to touch strange dogs.

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