|Barked: Tue May 24, '05 5:33pm PST |
|Well put Lily!
So many dog owners seem to have this jaded view of their dogs. Like, mommie has seen a lot of dogs that would be growling and barking at me, and the owners are like "Oh.. he/she is gentle. Don't worry" I've been lucky that mommie can read doggie's body language pretty well, so she just holds me when she meets these dogs.
Just last weekend, I went to a little doggie boutique store, and the storeclerk's doxie bit me. Mommie saw this coming, because he was barking, growling, and jumping at everyone who entered. That created enough nuisance to clear the store out pretty fast! (all the customers would walk in then leave VERY quickly)
Even with that, the store clerk just turned his head away and pretended not to notice (from what we saw, he seemed to "experience" this kind of situation pretty often). Well, to make the long story short, mommie and daddie had driven 45 minutes just to explore the store with me, so they didn't want a little doxie to ruin our little outing just like that. So they sucked it up and just carried me around. Then they had to put me down for like a second so I can try on a doggle - that doxie dashed forward and bit my nose!
My parents hate those people who treat service people like dirt, so daddie didn't want to be confrontational. He did wander out loud "wow. this doxie is pretty agressive" thinking that maybe that will hint the store clerk to do something about it (by the time that doxie bit me, mommie was so ready to kick his short butt out of the way). The store clerk got OFFENDED! His face turned red and he turned around before giving us that frustrating "how dare you bad mouth my little dog" look.
Mommie and daddie were so pissed and they left the store. Next time, we will be more blunt about situations like this!
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