"The more people I meet the more I like my dog." – Unknown
I almost hate to admit it, but it is really beginning to be how I feel. Some people are just so stupid. Not everyone should have a dog in their life.
Case in point.
Yesterday I get a call from this guy I have not talked to in years. I knew who he was as soon as he started playing the stupid little “You are never going to guess who this is….bla. bla. Bla” game. I said, “Chris.”…….He says, “Dang, how’d you know that?”……Me, “Good guesser I guess.” *eye roll* Sorry, but that was a big fat lie, I remembered his voice because he was like nails on a chalk board to me…..that guy irritated the dog stink out of me back in the day and I will never forget his little stupid nasal voice. (Sorry if I’m ranting…..might be PMS-ing…..) Any-who…..
I just seriously couldn’t stand this guy and he spent way too much energy trying to date me and I wanted nothing to do with him BECAUSE of how he treated his dog……ugh…….
I vividly remember the one and only time I visited him at his house he let me know he had a different opinion about how dogs should be treated, how they should behave, etc. He had a massive Rotweiller who he held kind of under the kitchen table while it growled and showed it’s teeth at me the entire time……You know me; I had to chime in with my 2 cents worth. (Let’s just say it didn’t go over well.)
That’s why I was seriously surprised that not only did he call but he had called to ask me about a dog…….a pit bull puppy he has. (Everyone use to call me “The Pit Bull Lady on Chestnut Street.)
He said he had a favor to ask me…….I thought he was going to ask me to give his dog some shots or something…..nope, he wanted “training suggestions.” So I suggested a good trainer…..he says, “No, I want to know how to make my dog stand his own ground.” (*red flag goes UP in the air….*) I said, “What do you mean stand it’s own ground?” He goes on to explain that he was walking his dog and a little poodle charged up on it and scared his dog, he didn’t like that……he wants it to be aggressive.
I just hung my head down and thought to myself, “Why did this A-hole call me?” I proceed to go on with my standard lecture about socializing pit bulls with humans and other animals, why human aggression is never acceptable in a pit, why he should socialize the dog with other animals, etc…….he wasn’t trying to hear it. His “training” he had given the dog so far consisted of putting the dog up in a room when people came over so it would be a good watch dog………..STUPID! STUID! STUPID! AhhHHhHhhh…..
I said, “Chris remember my big dog Cheyenne, remember how friendly she was with you?…..well, she jumped thru a window once and chased a man down the street who was breaking into my house because she knew what he was doing wasn’t right……..instinctively. Not because she was just a dog who wanted to bite anyone who came into my house. Do you want your dog to bite the mail man, your friends or family…..God forbid your child because that is what you are going to create?” He was silent on the other end of the phone.
I said, “The best thing I can tell you is take your dog to an obedience class, Love your dog and take good care of it and everything should be okay…..sorry but I’m really kind of busy and I need to get back to work.” CLICK.
I have no patients any more for stupid people. Stupid people shouldn’t be able to have a dog…..and just maybe they shouldnt call me when I’m PMS-ing….