Monday, March 1, 2010

People unclear on the concept

Blah blah blah - this is shorthand for saying that this morning Kona and I went to the dog park as usual, i.e. every day, rain or shine, blizzard or tornado, etc. When we get there, there's some woman I've never seen before with a border collie-type dog running around. It's a Big Holiday in Chicago (Casimir Pulaski Day), so that generally brings the non-regulars out of the woodwork.

Anyway - we open the outside gate so we're in the "vestibule" area before the inner gate, kind of a holding pen of sorts. The other dog is sniffing at the inner gate, checking out the "fresh meat" as I like to call the new dogs coming into the park, and as the woman is walking up she says "My dog is an alpha with other dogs."

Hmm, I think. Okay. "Well," I respond, "that's fine since my dog is totally non-confrontat......HEY! What the HELL!!"

Because at that point as I'm opening the inner gate her dumbass dog scoots out and attacks The Kone! And as usual, she's none too quick in pulling her dog back, so as usual, it falls to me to yank her dog back by the collar several times and protect Kona.

Idiot woman: I told you he was an alpha.
Me, yelling at this moron: There's a difference between being an "alpha" and attacking another dog!
IW: Sorry.

She didn't bother arguing with me, because I think she sensed, or intuited, that I was ready to kick her and her dog to another hemisphere.

Seriously people, I'm sick of you all who have not a lick of common sense. If your dog is an ass, do NOT bring him to a dog park where there will be other dogs. Because now I'm just going to start carrying Mace or something with me to the park - and I won't use it on your dog, I'll use it on you.


Molly said...

Ugh. Been there, done that. Sorry, hope Kona is OK.

Tasha the Triathlon Goddess said...

Luckily Kona is fine - but boy, was I pissed! "Alpha" my ass! What, people think it sounds better to say that than to admit "My dog attacks other dogs for no reason"? If that keeps happening, my poor boy is going to start to hate other dogs. Grr, there are just way too many stupid people out there.... :-(

RP said...

Totally agree with the stupid assclowns out you would put it so eloquently my dear. :-)
Glad the Kone is in tip-top shape.