April 9th, 2005, 12:27 AM
I was at my neighbourhood corner store today. They have the cutiest Shih tzhu. I alway play with it when I go in there so the dog knows me. Anyway she said her dog weighed 20 pounds so I asked her if I could hold her. She said yes and handed her to me. Whomp...bite to the face. She didn't break the skin and I jerked back fast. My fault..So the owner lays a beating on her dog. I actually grabbed her hand to stop it. I told her it was my fault not the dogs. She said the dog has to learn not to do this. What a bad way to train your dog. Anyway I went over to see if the little dog was ok. She was happy to see me and to show no ill will, I brought her a stuffed toy and a snack. The owner says she is now considering putting the dog down. I told her if she is serious, that I would take her. We have no children and our visitors are far and few. At least she will never get beat up again. And I am sure Missy, Sophie and Piper would like a new buddy.