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Is there a new law that I should be aware of?!?!

October 17th, 2005, 09:49 PM
Is there some new law, or public policy out there that says it's completely acceptable to smack other peoples' dogs with umbrellas!?!? :mad:
In the past week or so, three people have taken it upon themselves to smack Layla with their umbrellas:
1) Last week Layla and I are at the park (in the rain) and this lady sees her and starts calling her "P'tit chou! P'tit chou! Ici P'tit chou!" So Layla looks at me, and I give her the nod and say "go ahead". So Layla goes running off to see this lady, but when she gets about 3 feet away from the lady, she screams "AHHH Elle est trempé!!!" (no kidding she's wet! It's raining out!" So this lady takes her umbrella, which isn't even open, so she's getting rained on, and is herself "trempé" and smacks Layla with it. Layla, then comes running back to me, tail between her legs, scared out of her skin.
2) Two days later, still raining, Layla and I are out running at about 8pm, so that the path is pretty empty and I can let Layla run off leash. She's running about 10 feet diagonally behind me, so that I can see her out of the corner of my eye. I pass a man who's walking in the other direction, and as I pass him, I turn around so that I'm running backwards and can keep my full attention on Layla as she passes this guy. She's running straigh ahead, completely ignoring him, when he suddenly leaps sideways so that he's right in her path, and smacks her with his umbrella saying "Hurry up, you can run faster than that"
3) Today, Layla and I are waiting for a light to turn at an intersection. I'm standing, and she's sitting beside me (on leash). The light changes so that it's an advanced green for left-hand turners, which cross our crosswalk, so we don't move (It's a busy street, and lots of cars turn) When along comes a cyclist, who for some unknown reason decided he just had to bike on the sidewalk, and not on the bike path three feet over. He doesn't want to wait for the full light change, and so to get past Layla and I he smacks her with his umbrella (I don't even know why he had one, it didn't rain today!! But apparantly it's important to keep them on hand in case you need to hit something :mad: )
ok that's my rant.

October 17th, 2005, 09:59 PM
What did you say? I'm generally a quiet person on the street (unless I'm in the dog park), but when somebody even looks like they THOUGHT of hitting my doggies, I go NUTS. Seriously. Want to make a scene in the middle of the street? Hit my dog. Try me. :mad:

I would have so wailed on those three twits. Sooooo wailed.

October 17th, 2005, 10:16 PM
I used profanities that rarely grace my lips. With the cyclist, it was really just me standing in the street yelling as he biked away, with the guy, I ran towards him and gave him a piece of my mind (he looked at me like I was carzy, saying "it's just a dog") and the lady I gave a major curse-fest and all she could say was "well I didn't know she was wet when I called her" IT WAS RAINING!!! Does she look waterproof? no? then she's going to be wet, just like you!!!!

October 17th, 2005, 10:44 PM
not to sound like a aggressive person, i'm actually quite quite and and calm but when it comes to my boy a dog or not he is my child and that person i would squat them back with my umbrella and give them a piece of my mind! :mad:

October 18th, 2005, 06:50 AM
You did pretty well on the restraint... I most likely would have wrapped it gleefully around their neck... with a spew of profanities in the process. :o

October 18th, 2005, 09:20 AM
I would have shoved the umbrella up thier posterier...then opened it.

October 18th, 2005, 09:31 AM
I would have shoved the umbrella up thier posterier...then opened it.
I was thinking the exact same thing! There is no way that I would ever allow someone to get away with hurting my baby!

Dog Dancer
October 18th, 2005, 01:23 PM
I would have had a few choice words also, but my BF would have been the one to take action to protect the babies. He's actually told people who have been rude to our dogs to leave the house. :D

October 18th, 2005, 04:03 PM
I was ready to give each of them a big smack, but from their attitudes, I figured I could be facing some serious charges. Although when I think about it, it makes me so mad I wish I had smacked them one. :mad:

October 19th, 2005, 10:48 PM
lol this is too funny cos it's so messed up!!wtf?!??! who does that?!?!

Poor Layla. :sad:

sorry I don't know what to say really...i'm speechless. psycho people!

October 19th, 2005, 10:53 PM
ok I'm over my speechlessness....

I just don't get it!!
Why are so many people afraid of rain??
IT'S JUST WATER!! water...not radioactive waste! it'll dry off!
it's funny to see people freak out when it starts raining. wear waterproof mascara and get over it!

October 19th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Same people who have an umbrella for snow. wtf is that all about?