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

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 62
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4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yes, he’s part pitbull. No, I’m not afraid of him. No, he will not bite your face off.

Honestly, I get this sooo much. My neice was playing with my dog and as soon as my sister in law found out he had some pit in him, she panicked and wouldn’t let Gus anywhere near her child. I wish people would realize that pit bulls are not all vicious and mean. My 80lb dog thinks he’s a lap dog and all he wants is someone to pet him.

Post # 63
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is funny!  My cousin has huskies and people always think they are wolves.  She also told me about a sign she saw in a dog park that listed the Rules of the park.  Rule #2 said

“Don’t bring a bitch in heat into the run.”

Hehe, so I guess she now has the title for when her rap album drops.

ETA:  I’m guilty of saying “aww weiner dog!” and laughing when I see daschounds… they’re so cute!  I try not to let the owners hear me though 🙂

Post # 64
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t get too many dumb questions.. Most people ask what my puppy is since she’s a mutt and a unique look..  Very cute though for being a German Sheppard/Rottweiler/Husky/Hound..  And I always get people telling me she has big paws, which she does.  Often they call her a “he” and assumes its a boy..  And that “Lux” is an unusual name (which it is and might relate to why people think its a boy..  But we adopted her with that name so we stuck with it).

My only complaint is when I take her to the dog park.  Most of it is off leash but I keep my pup on a leash.  Why?  She is only 5 months old and her recall isn’t great at the moment and she gets distracted easily.  She isn’t even done her puppy classes, yet her formal obedience training.  I need to practice more with her and know she takes off easily if something interests her. 

Some people made comments that they don’t like how my dog gets tangled up in the leash when the dogs play together.. Or she pulls hard forward and sounds like she is choking when she is excited..  Really I am not trying to be cruel, I don’t feel comfortable at an off leash area that isn’t fenced.  But I want her to be social with other dogs and play, since when they play fight she is exhausted after!

Post # 65
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My 12 year old pug passed away at the end of January but for the last few years of her life she had back trouble that caused pain on long walks. We got her a dog stroller and were appalled by the rude comments from people who had a problem with the sight of a dog in a stroller. They would point and mutter under their breath about  “crazy dog people” and so forth. A neighbor asked if we wouldn’t rather just put her down. 

I wish I could’ve worn a t-shirt or handed out a pamphlet or something that explained that there’s no reason to put down a dog whose quality of life is fine except for when we decide to walk her more than a couple of blocks. Likewise, it’s no reason to exclude her from something she’s enjoyed her whole life. Putting her in a stroller doesn’t make us crazy dog people with a delusion that dog=baby. She was handicapped and we were happy to accomodate her. I don’t get why that was so hard for some people to understand. 

Post # 66
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361 posts
Helper bee

My favorite thing to tell people when they ask if my dog will bite is “Yes. He has teeth, and is a dog. If you give him a reason to, he’ll bite you.” And I usually get rude comments back and I always love to tell people “People own guns. Doesn’t mean we’re all out to kill each other. But if you give us a good reason too….”

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can’t recall any silly questions about my dog, but I had to jump in and add to the tiny dog thing.  Have you ever noticed that tiny dog owners almost all seem to feel they are entitled to take their dogs with them anywhere they go?  The store I work in has it clearly marked that only service animals are allowed, yet every single day that I work, I will see anywhere from 3-7 purse dogs come through.  I’m going to take a wild guess and say that most of those purse dogs (if not ALL of them) are NOT service animals.  

Post # 68
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1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

“Tell you what.  When you let me rip off your fingernails one by one, I’ll get my cat declawed.  Will that make you happy?”

An amazing number of people seem to think it’s their business that I didn’t declaw my cat.  I don’t judge people for declawing their cats – I just chose not to do it to mine.  They look at me like I’m an alien and then explain to me at length how the cat doesn’t feel any pain.  That may well be – I wouldn’t know, since I’m not a declawed cat – but how would they know?  I have a pair of pliers waiting for the first willing guinea pig.  No takers yet.

Post # 69
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have 2 Pembroke Corgi’s. I’ve been asked if they were Daschund’s. I mean really?! 

Oh the weird comments…

“No, They aren’t deformed or muts.” 

The Queen of England has a trove of them! lol They’re not uncommon.

Post # 70
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This doesn’t really involve dogs…..but I was at the aquarium and I got really annoyed with people pointing out clown fish to their children and yelling “look a Nemo fish!” It just annoys me that they don’t even try to teach their child the proper name.

I mean you don’t take them to the zoo and point at the lion and say “look a Simba!” Maybe it’s just me….

Post # 71
Hostess
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ok, I don’t have a dog, but I get stupid comments about my cat all the time. DH and I have careers that means we move internationally every few years, and so Sophie has already spent 2+ years in Cairo, Egypt and is getting ready to move to Afghanistan with us in the fall for a year.

My Grandmother, on me taking her to Cairo “I don’t know why you’d bother. You won’t be able to travel. If it were me I’d just kill it.”  <– My response “Um wow.” with a deadpan face. She never mentioned it again.

We’ve also gotten “Where will Sophie go when you move?”  <– My response: “With us. Where ELSE would she go?”

“Doesn’t that cost a lot?” <– My Response: “She’s worth every penny, which btw, is not really any of your concern.”

“It doesn’t seem nice to make her fly in a carrier all that time.” <– What I want to say: “Because abandoning her arbitrarily to the Humane Society that will probably kill her is nice? Good plan @$$hole.”  What I really say: “She has the Lexus of cat carriers, flies in cabin, in my lap most of the time, and if its too far we take a break. She really doesn’t mind.”

 

 

Post # 72
Hostess
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@GreenGables: Oh yeah! I’ve gotten that too. “Well, I don’t think I’d like it if someone cut all of my fingers off at the segment because they were too lazy to cut my nails or train me not to scratch things.”

Post # 73
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Probably the thing that irritates me the most is people who make negative comments about pits. I dont own one myself. But I LOVE pits and they are GREAT DOGS! There is no such thing as a bad dog, only bad owners! Its just ignaorance at its best! Ugh!

This year we took in a Boxer, rescued her basically. We KNEW her owner and she was NOT being taken care of. She was underweight, you could see her spine. She lacked a lot of muscle. So we offered to take her and she is sooooo much better now. But putting on weight and muscle mass takes time, and so when we took her out MAN did we get comments and people whispering. Its like “really people! Dont be so quick to judge” ESPECIALLY when we have our two other rescue dogs with us who are CLEARLY Healthy and at a good weight and build.

MORE RECENTLY, I had someone tell me that this boxer we took in needs to gain MORE weight QUICK. Actually she doesnt. Most peoples pets these days are OVER weight. We go to the BEST clinic in town. Its pricey and way more then the other clinics, but you pay for what you get in this town, and we want the best for our babies. The vet says her weight is FINE now, just more muscle. And REALLY LADY? This coming from someone who has a dog thats super heavy at an unhealthy level. She is a BOXER, they are lean and muscular build. Good grief!

Post # 74
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Busy bee

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@MrsMaine: $20,000 + to get him well? You are a saint. I LOVE dogs, but honestly, if my dog had a condition that would cost $20,000 to fix I’m not sure what I would do. I would love to say that I would do what you did, but that is a lot of money

Post # 75
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Busy bee

We have two dogs. One who is very nice and one who is only nice to family and friends she knows. (she has anxiety) I am responsible and I keep the not nice one away from people so she doesn’t hurt anyone. When I walk her, I try to walk her in not populated areas and I keep her very far from anyone else. People occassionally walk by and ask “Is she friendly?” and I say “no. please do not approach her. She is not friendly with strangers” They always act like I am being a bitch when I am just trying to be responsible. I hate that. b

Post # 76
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh and someone already said it but yeah…ASK me before you give my dog People food.

This last Xmas we had a lot of friends and people over who didnt have family in the area or werent going home (Military town) and our dogs were given so much table food we found out later because they were all Soooo sooo sick the next few days. I felt so horrible for them. one we had to take to the vet she got so sick over it! Thanks guys…someone owes me $150 bucks for that visit because she was “So cute” and you gave her piece after piece off your plate. There crates were flooded with “you know what” you can come over and clean it and tell them you are sorry for making them sick!

I feel bad for not seeing it. But people just are ignaorant and dont know better. We SAID no people food, but they still did! There were over 20 people, now I know I wont do that again, to many poeple! I felt so bad!!!! I dont like sneaky, its not cute, you may think your making “friends” with my dog by giving them a “special treat” and “dont tell mommy” but they  have to pay for it now THANKS!

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