April 2, 2004
I didn't have any issues dressing myself this morning when I took Pango out for his walk.
What I do have an issue with is unbehaved big pups off leash. I understand that these bigger puppies don't know that a small dog is a little more fragile, so I won't place blame on them. It's their unresponsible owners that I blame for their pups behaviour. Pango loves to go to the off leash park. Normally Pango gets along with each and every single thing, but there is always that one pup that gets too carried away. You know the pup that has paws the size of Pango.
Anyway as Pango is running around with his friend Oscar (basset hound) and Suki (yellow lab) having a grand old time a bull mastiff starts running over to us
. Now I don't freak out, but if you could have seen the freight train running towards these dogs you would have freaked out to. This dog was HUGE. The owner of this very beautiful pup is screaming at the top of his lungs "Picasso get your ~I have a potty mouth~ over here". While he is screaming he is walking like a turtle towards us. Poor Picasso just wanted to play, but doesn't understand that smaller pups can't play as rough.
The guy screams at us "don't worry he's very friendly". As soon as the last word left Picasso's owners mouth Picasso takes his huge paw and slaps the ~I have a potty mouth~ out of Pango. Pango yelps Suki and Oscar take off and Picasso chases after Suki. I run over to Pango who is just laying there trying to avoid being trampled by this what he thought was a monster. I picked Pango up but before I knew what happen Picasso felt he was going to jump on me to try to see Pango. Ohhh, I don't take to well to unbehaved dogs and I don't take to well to complete idiot owners. I start yelling at this guy to get his ~I have a potty mouth~off of me or I will do it with force.
I love all dogs, but I am one heck of a protective mother when it comes to my Pango. This guy had the nerve to tell me that I was overreacting :mumum: . Instead of getting the dog off of me he spent his time evaluating my nerve. What an ~I have a potty mouth~! He was still a couple feet away-walking like he was stuck in mud
. Finally I was face to face with this idiot who finally got the attention of Picasso and put him on his lead.
You better believe that I had words for this guy
! Let's just say I would have to write alot of ~I have potty mouths~so we won't go there. I just cannot believe that this guy didn't have control over his pup. He shouldn't have been off leash...PERIOD.... I am all for off leash parks, but I believe that as a responsible owner we have to control the behaviour of our dogs. This guy was clueless, and the fact that he wasn't concerned about the well being of Pango after watching his pup knock the crap out of him is (what my husband says) BOLLOCKS!!! After the dogs started to settle I advised the guy to get a reality check, and better manners. Poor Picasso is suffering because he isn't being properly trained to socialize in a positive way. If this guy ignores his pups behaviour each and every time it will end in disaster.
Picasso will keep up with his rough play and some dog that doesn't approve will attack or some other dog's owner will take matters in their own hands and strike Picasso. As dog owners we have to protect our pups, and some people will do whatever it takes. I wasn't scared of Picasso attacking Pango. That's not what his intention were-he just wanted to play, but if he would have slapped Pango again you better believe I would have done something. I am not a cruel person but I have to protect my baby. What ever means possible.
After the incident the man left cursing me out and telling me to mind my business
. I was over it and I felt sad that Picasso was being raised by a complete jackass. He will suffer big time for his owners stupidity and I just don't think that's fair. Picasso deserves so much better. People like Picassos owner are the ones who give their own dogs breed a bad name. It's not the dog it's the owners. So, anyway after jerk left I took a look at Pango and everything was fine. Still kinda nervous, but went back to playing with Oscar and Suki. What a tough cookie he is.
Just another day in the life of a proud Chi owner.