Less than smart dog owners
I've always loved dogs, except about 20 years ago, I was bitten by one, so for about three to five years after that, I avoided all dogs, but now I've turned into a sort of dog whisperer. Dogs love me. It's very odd. If there are 20 people in a room and one dog, the dog will come and stay by me. Weird, but true. Anyway, the point is, I love dogs, but not so much their owners.
I was with a friend at Kennedy Park this morning and he put his dog in the dog park. After a short while, there was a huge commotion, some big bull dog started a fight with the other dogs and bit about three of them. It was a big commotion, loud and messy. The dog's owner apologized profusely, but why would you bring your dog, that you have to know is dangerous, to a community dog park? And I'm sure this is not the only incident at the dog park, so why do dog owners bring their dogs who might be attacked unsuspectingly?
The dog owner took the dog out, but only after everyone grabbed their dogs and left and he was apologizing and making excuses. Less than smart of him.
Now this really bothered me after that. A lady whose dog was bitten in the leg, proceeded to put water on her dog's leg from the water fountain in the dog park, but she did not take the water from the top part where people drink, she was taking the water from the bottom part where the water comes out of the spout into a shared doggy dish - where all the park dogs drink from.
She would take the water from the spout, let it pass over her filthy hand into the dog bowl and then wipe her dog's wounds, blood and all. Then she would repeat this, introducing her dog's blood and bacteria into the drinking bowl. She continued this for a bit of time. I couldn't believe the height of selfishness. Now unbeknownst to anyone else, except for she and I, her dog's blood and bacteria are infecting the dog bowl for the rest of the day and all the other unsuspecting dogs today are drinking that.
Sometimes I think some dog owners are their own pets' worst enemies.
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