reply to post by taketheredpill
You have 100% sympathy here. It happens on an almost daily basis for me and it really @$$% me off no end.
I walk my ghirls out at 6am. I live in the inner city so i have to go through the streets and a park before i get to a golf course i sneak on. All the
way to the golf course they are on their leads. When i get the golf course i give them a good run off the leads because there is never anyone there at
that time. Actually, until just recently you don`t see many people at all the whole walk, just people going to work.
Now we`re hitting spring and the mornings are getting lighter, in the park there are a few more people out with their dogs....off the effing leads.
Typical example, my dogs are a young, large boisterous Northern Inuit (very friendly and playful) and a smallish sized Rottweiller (not very friendly
and certainly not as playful). A woman with a Staffie and a Jack Russell, both off their leads, are heading my way. The woman sees the N Inuit and
smiles. Me I cuss under my breath and put my dogs on a short lead. Her dogs come running up barking. I walk to the grass at the side of the path and
wait as soon as the dogs get close my Rottweiller goes for them and my Inuit thinks yeah lets play. The woman is shouting her dogs because she can
tell my Rottweiller means buisness and it is a gaurding breed. Her dogs stop about 3 feet away yapping like mad while my two are lunging and barking,
the Rottweiller meaning to do serious buisness. What does the woman do???? Stands five minutes down the path shouting her dogs which are paying no
heed. Now think about it I`ve got a powerful Rottweiller and a very large Northern Inuit which i`m holding back with everything i`ve got, the woman
walks up with a look of disgust AT ME and puts her dogs on the lead (which is a park bye law may i add) I tell her in no uncertain terms she should
keep her dogs on a lead, she looks at me and responds, your dogs are the problem, all i can do is shout `mine are on a f@@%ing lead`.
Arrrrrrrgggghhhhhh, nearly everyday. Am not even going to get started on the man with 2 Afghan Hounds and a tiny Pekinese called Joy all off the
These people are ignorant, stupid people.
"Oh don`t worry they`re friendly" is a common one i hear, to which I have to respond "well my Rottie isn`t" then they look at me all upset.
What they don`t think is, if my 2 dogs were off the lead and ran upto them, snarling and barking while they are walking with their dogs on a lead,
they would probably call the police saying there is a man in the park with 2 dangerous dogs off the lead creating havoc.
Seriously makes my blood boil. Sorry for the rant but this thread is very raw to me at the moment lol.
Honestly get where your coming from mate.
Must just add, the man with the Afghans and stupid Joy, in the last encounter the pekinese got to close barking and growling, so i did let the leads
slack a bit and gleefully shouted Go on, good ghirl Isis (the rottie). The man quickly put them on the leads and I haven`t seen him since.
It was about the third time though and he just normally walks past smiling giving it `Oh their just playing`. Effin eejit.
Like I say sorry for going on but its my `pet hate` lol at the moment, the thing that grinds my gears. I do feel slightly better know though getting
it off my chest and knowing that their are others who feel like I do about this.
Think i`ll go and sit somewhere quiet now for ten minutes with a camomile tea and a couple of Hob Nob biscuits.