Saturday, 10 September 2016

Pet hates

My last post touched on Pet Names and I had some great comments and reveals! Marlene's comment though led me to thinking about one of my pet hates. 
She mentioned she's enjoying seeing Freddie from afar as she's wary of dogs and doesn't like them bouncing up at her. 
First 
Here's my latest pic from Miss 22. Altogether now 
Awwwwwww! 
Hasn't he grown? He's getting a furry tummy and I just love his little spotty paws! 

Anyway, 
One of my pet hates ( and I have a list that stretches way way way into the hundreds ) is 
When you are out and about, maybe on a canal, down the river, on the beach, in a park, and there's a great big dog or a little yippy type thing lolloping about miles in front of its owner, OFF the lead and they call out to the dog, which ignores it's master, then they call out to you, 'oh don't worry, he/she's a softy' or ' he won't harm you' etc etc it makes my blood boil. 

Firstly, get your dog on a lead if there are a lot if people about. I don't care how highly trained/sift/friendly you say it is. No one can predict what it might do. Saying 'he's friendly' to a child who is petrified and then not removing your dog is just downright cruel and moronic. You and your dog, however friendly you say it is, should not invade someone else's space. 

Secondly, if it is on a lead, pull it into you if someone is trying to get past. Do not laugh as said mutt is jumping up at the poor hapless passerby and say oh isn't he naughty etc. Especially get your dog on a lead if I am sat on a bench on the canal and your dog has just been swimming. Your dog then comes to me and shakes itself and then please don't laugh as it jumps on me and leaves muddy paw prints on me. You utter moron. 

Thirdly, if it is on one of those retractable leads - please either strangle yourself with said lead or throw it away and get a proper one. Or use it considerately. I've nearly gone over my handlebars on my bike with a stupid woman and her dog on one of those leads. I swore a lot that day. 

Fourthly, if you have a dog, pick up after it because if I see you leaving it you might find it on your own doorstep, returned to you. Your dog, your poo. 

Finally realise you might want to be up close and personal with your dog, but other people might not want to. 

Other people are so annoying aren't they?! 

Lots of love from 

Rachel *going to the bank then will be sewing* Radiostar xx 

15 comments:

  1. Ooooh, so many things!

    This happens on the beach all the time, people let their dog off the lead when they get out of the car, dogs run over the dunes and onto the beach. The dog could get injured, there are people who, as you say, might not want a dog running into their picnic, there are other more wary dogs on the beach who don't want others running over to them.

    Most annoyingly these distant owners don't know/care that they need to do scooping duty so poop is left on the beach for others to endure.

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    1. Just inconsiderate. I think some people should not be allowed to have pets at all.

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  2. I'm a dog lover and have had a four legged friend all my life. I am also extremely frightened of birds,be they yellow fluffy chicks, pigeons, chickens or indeed any feathered variation. Every shopping trip, holiday or life outdoors in general is hampered by my fear of these feathery buggers. With that in mind I am well aware that others may not share my love of dogs. She does have a retractable lead, but unless we are in a wide open space with people in the distance she is kept at heal. I have put myself in danger getting out of the way of birds and I would hate to put anyone else in that position through fear.
    Inconsiderate pet owners get us all tarred with the same brush. Rant over.
    Beautiful Freddie and his spotty belly is the image of my previous dog Rosie, minus the boy bits of course!

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  3. Yes! How do they know their dog isn't going to get run over, pinched? Attacked by another dog? Thankfully not all owners are the same!
    It must be awful to have a fear of birds like that, but I wouldn't bring you round to my house and let Barry the school budgie out saying oh he's really tame!
    I'm sure ALL my bloggy doggy owners are fantastic owners and are none of the above!!

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  4. Oh I so agree with you. Many years ago we had a Boxer, he was a large dog and we kept him on a lead when out, he loved everyone and bounced about everywhere. Almost every time we went out some person with a small dog NOT on a lead, would shout out it's OK our's is a nice dog, which would then proceed to run around our boxer, through it's legs and make our boy a bit nervous. So people sort your dogs, I'm sorry not everyone loves it!!

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    1. I do think those small dogs are the worst - those teeny tiny rat sized things!

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  5. Our two are always on a lead. Wendy is loopy and I'm not convinced she'd come back, plus she's definitely the sort of dog who would jump up at people and as I wouldn't want a dog doing that to me I assume other people don't, and I'm right from what you've said. :)

    Sparky wouldn't run away, he has separation anxiety issues lol, but he prefers to be on the lead walking by Amy. He's a nervy dog and unpredictable because of this and I NEVER let anybody stroke him when we're out and about. People who visit are warned to leave him alone but if they decide it's worth the possibility of a nip that's up to them, I don't take any responsibility for it.

    Other dogs being off leads annoys me as well. No matter how friendly your dog is, mine doesn't like his space being invaded - like Marlene's Boxer, he gets very nervous which makes him snappy. It's a shame really because around here you could definitely make a lot of friends walking the dogs. xx

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    1. I cackled at poor loopy Wendy!! But good for you, if you've warned the stupid people, they deserve a nip.

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  6. Lou's a big softie around small animals (like Russian Hamsters) but terribly fearful of jumpy dogs. Good post mate! x

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    1. We have a 'pat dog' comes into school for children who are nervous with dogs, it's not forced on them and the children are also taught how to behave with dogs and respect them.

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  7. I fully agree with evrything you say and Thrifty too. On the beach there could be brocken glass under the soft sand. It doesn't bear thinking about.
    Carolx

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    1. I know Carol, mind you I don't know what would be worse fore a barefooted human - glass or poo!

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  8. I got knocked over by an out of control dog off the lead last summer. It shook me up and the owner couldn't be bothered to check if I was ok and barely apologised as I lay sprawled on the ground. I was furious! If I see people when I'm walking the dogs I always put them on the lead because although friendly they bounce! Completely agree with you xx

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    1. I'm disgusted at the other owner on their behalf. You are a very responsible mother to Poppy and Ted, though I'm sure Ted would be aghast at you saying he's the bouncy one and just blame Poppy!

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  9. Hi, Rachel, just catching up on a few of your recent blogs. Freddie is sooooo cute. Funnily enough my eldest daughter now has a 9 month old border collie pup called Freddie. I may not have grandchildren but I now have 4 grand-kitties and a grand-doggie.

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