|Barked: Mon Jan 14, '13 2:05pm PST |
|Oh gosh, don't feel bad at all! A while back Nix gave a warning growl to a rude 6 month old Labradoodle at Petco. Thankfully the trainer there had a good head on her shoulders and politely asked the owner to not allow her puppy to harass other dogs, as some dogs don't like puppies getting all up in their face. ...The lady had no idea, but thankfully removed him from Nix's face before things got any worse.
And then, not too long ago, someone came in to work with a story that her cat was being mean to the new kitten. We explained that just like human babies, baby animals can be annoying to adult animals, and it's normal that he would be swatting at the kitten who's chasing him around and trying to play with him when he doesn't want to play, etc. and as long as there isn't any blood or actual fights, just let them work it out themselves, because the kitten needs to learn boundaries, y'know? ...The lady was just horrified and said "But it's just a baby!"
...I really had to stop myself from laughing at her nonsense when I tried to explain that animals don't have the same social etiquette that we do when it comes to teaching our children boundaries. Some people just don't get it...
Edited by author Mon Jan 14, '13 2:07pm PST
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