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Old 11-30-2012, 01:53 AM
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I was just walking Butterbean around the block (okay, to the liquor store). Approaching on our side of the street was a woman walking a big English bulldog. The woman started to act concerned that her dog might become aggressive, so I steered Butterbean pretty far clear of them. As we were passing, the bulldog looked over at us, and the woman said to it, "That's just a rat. Not worth your trouble." She said this at a normal conversational volume that she must have known I would hear. The bulldog actually appeared very well-behaved, and gave no sign of aggression that I could see (it was on-leash, too), but the woman's stupid remark kind of annoyed me.

In other idiotic owner news, last night when I walked Butterbean through a nearby park (a large one that always has lots of dogs, children, people on bikes, etc.), a huge Doberman was running around off-leash while its moronic owner shouted for it in an increasingly angry voice, to no effect whatsoever. The dog ended up snuffling around a trash can. When the owner caught up to it, he berated it viciously and commanded it to lie down, but the animal just stood there and made no move to obey until the man literally pushed it to the ground. I wanted to yell, "Hey, since your dog obviously ignores all your commands, maybe you should put a leash on it." Four busy roads surround the park, with no barriers to even slow the dog down if it just took off in one of those directions. Unbelievable.

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The idiocy of some people never ceases to amaze me.
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Hahaha oh no! Poor Butterbean! Some random guy at Petsmart came up to me, pointed at my puppy, and said "No offense, but why would you even get that thing? It's not even a dog.". Why would you leave the house, when you are clearly an idiot?
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So many people are rude and mean now days, use to be only once in awhile you would see people like them, now it is all the time. Sad.
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Unfortunately, comments like the rat thing are pretty common. They are either joking or just plan rude. I've learned it's easier just to grow a thicker skin. Ignorant people aren't going anywhere.


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Ahh I detest ignorant people... so frustrating! The saddest thing of all is that those folks will go on with their lives never knowing the love of a chihuahua. That is a shame.
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My current pup is around 5lbs, but I used to have a hairless blue who was only 3 lbs and had HUGE ears. He actually kind of did resemble a rodent. I handled it a couple ways.
Usually if someone called him a rat I'd just tell them "He's not big enough to be a rat! I think he's more of a mouse". Most people would catch themselves that they were being rude.
Butterbean is such a cute name!
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Even worse, it was chilly out, so Butterbean was wearing a little coat my mom got for her:



I just think it takes rudeness to the next level to insult a dog wearing a coat on a cold day in front of the person who loved the dog enough to put it on.

On a happier note, Butterbean made a few interesting friends in the park earlier today. Someone (a visiting breeder) had FIVE full-grown Rhodesian Ridgebacks:



Sorry the picture isn't better, but my camera isn't much good. They were beautiful and their behavior was militarily precise.

Then there was this little teacup chi pup:



It just would not stand still, and that's the only time I caught it in-frame. That's a terrible shame, because he interacted not only with Butterbean, but also with the Ridgebacks. I think it was smaller than their snouts, but they were so, so gentle with it. Just amazing to see them trying to snoofle him, but not too hard.

I had to loan the teacup's owner my spare bag when another dog they had (some kind of terrier, maybe?) went #2.
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