Sunday, August 15, 2010

Things that annoy me #384

Irresponsible dog owners.
We have a neighbour who owns a collie. Collies are highly intelligent dogs. They need mental stimulation and like any other dogs, they need to be walked! At least 2 or 3 times a day!

Bringing him out to the common (field) every day and letting him roam around to poo/pee while you stand there playing with your phone is not walking your dog!

This is dog abuse to me!
No wonder this dog is so aggressive! He has so much energy in him and so when dogs go up to him, he'll just have a go at them!
That's what he did to my poor little puppy! (Who I shall call Oafalina as she is an oaf! hehe).

The owner had no control over the dog! She knew her dog is aggressive towards other dogs but what did she do? Well, let's start with what she did not do.

She didn't hold on to her dog. Instead, she tried to play ball with him. Oafalina went up to greet them and sniffed the ball and the Collie just went for her!
Oafalina was squealing! What did the owner do? She did nothing! No control over her dog whatsoever!

What did I do? I did a Cesar Millan hehe. I went HEY! made the tsst sound that Cesar does in every eps of The Dog Whisperer (hehe) and pulled Oafalina away.

That stupid owner even had the cheek to say... "Are you alright, sweetheart?"


Luckily Oafalina was alright. If she was injured, I really don't know what to say to the RSPCA officer who was going to check on us the next day!

Anyway, I am very wary of this dog now. We heard stories about him attacking people and other dogs from other people.
I don't really blame the dog for his behaviour. It's the owners.

Anyway, the point is.. if you want to have a dog, you must walk them at least twice a day!
Be responsible! And please pick up your dog's poo too!


Manhattan Babe said...

Its good to know that you're back to blogging again. Me too :)

Fat Fingers said...

Manhattan Babe! Glad to see you blogging again too!