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

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have an American Bulldog (which by some people’s standards is a Pit Bull, but I’m of the mindset that although she is a bully breed, the two breeds are different) but I love when people try to tell me a) she’s a pit bull, b) she’ll probably bite someone eventually – it’s just they’re nature (pit bulls) and c) when she does finally lose her mind and bite someone she will never let go because they [pitbulls] have a magic power called “lock jaw”

a) I’ll admit they’re like “cousin breeds” but she is, in fact, an American Bulldog

b) Chance from Homeward bound was an AB, the newest version of the little rascals had an AB, they’re actually known for being obedient working dogs and I’ve had/been training/been exposing her to new people and things since she was 8 weeks old.  Unless someone is a serious threat to her, or me (or maybe fi – but she’s definitely my dog, lol) she isn’t gonna bite them

c) NO DOGS HAVE MAGICAL LOCK JAWS!  Yes, she is strong.  Yes if I get her anything less than an X-large Kong Extreme (the black one) it will be torn to itty bitty pieces rather quickly.  But no, she does not have magical powers that allow her to “lock” down on her “prey” and never let go.

No one thought she was a brutal killer when she looked like this:

But now that she looks like this, they do:

(and yes, the other two are her doggy brothers – Tyson the coonhound-pit mix and Dudley the boxer-lab mix)

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MandaMack- your dogs are beautiful! So stinking cute!  And I agree with what you said 100% Ugh so frustrating, Stupid people PMO!

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

And people always think she’s a boy!!!!  When I lived in my old apartment I would walk with her down to the gas station to buy a water on our way to go for long walks.  None of the employees cared (it’s a really dog friendly neighborhood) but one time the person working there went “He can’t be in here” (which she was not only wearing a pink collar and pink backpack {she carried our waters, lol} but she was also on a pink leash AND CLEARLY DOESN’T HAVE A PENIS) and without even think I snapped back “SHE’S A FREAKING GIRL!  WHAT KIND OF BOY DOG WOULD WEAR THAT MUCH PINK?” And he apologized and said I might put the dog in pink because I’m a girl, to which I responded “some day, if I have a son, I’m not going to put him in dresses just because I’m a girl” and he let me finish my shopping and then be on my way.  Looking back on it, he should have just been like “I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, she can’t be in here” but he got so flustered by my reaction he didn’t make me leave, lol.

Post # 80
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@KT_Williams: Thanks!  They’re my babies!  And I hate stupid people as well, lol.

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MandaMack- Also….I saw your other post…did you ever get a small dog like you were thinking? We have Large dogs and small. (BOXER, Aus Shep, Pug/Chihuahua mix) plus we currently have two foster that are Chihuahua’s 6 & 7lbs. Just curious ; )

Post # 82
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have a friend with a harlequin Great Dane and everyone asks if it’s a giant dalmation.  She just started saying yes, it is – you get them giant dalmation rescue.

People ALWAYS comment on my dog’s size (100lbs) – “my god, that’s a big dog!” and I’ve always wanted to say “she’d never tell you that you’re fat….so don’t comment that she’s big, either!”.

And/or we get men who think she’s super tough looking and want to breed her.  She has no uterus, so good luck with that.

I also have little patience for most other dog owners who don’t understand their own dogs behavior – especially small dog owners who think everything their dog does is cute and can’t possibly be aggressive.  If you’re dog is small, it can still be aggressive to both people and other dogs.  They just assume because they can pick it up, it doesn’t matter if they’re aggressive. ggrrr!

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
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@MrsMcGyro: OMG, yes. I had to tell a lady she might want to grab her unleashed dog at the park the other day because he might get bit (my pup isn’t very good with strange dogs and her dog was chasing us). Then she spanked him when he finally came back to her (good job punishing your dog for a recall, moron).
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@MeAndDubby: I’d seriously like to carry a sign that says something like “If your kid starts running at my dog because you haven’t trained him, I’m going to kick him.” I can’t tell you how many kids start running at us and I have to yell at them to stop because my dog is reactive to children (they usually stop once she starts barking crazily at them, but it doesn’t help with the whole training-to-be-good-around-kids thing).

Post # 84
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Helper bee

i hate when people don’t listen to my instructions.  i tell them ignore him if he’s jumping on you, he has to learn.  my best friend goes, it’s okay, he’s small.  NO!  he’s 30 pounds, when he jumps on me, he can still put me off balance if i’m not paying attention and being small is no excuse for bad manners.  my mom says okay after i tell her to ignore him if he jumps but she’s talking to him while he’s jumping on her.  🙁  

the good news is people we meet around the neighborhood have good dog manners.  

there are a few people who assume i have a female puppy because i’m a girl.  but, no offense, it’s not enough to get annoyed at people who ask.

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