Took Miss Lacey to Woolworth's the other day, and waited outside for Mum. Lacey was being a little angel, of course
I had one lady come up to me and ask if she was a Great Dane, and we had a good old chat about them. Ten minutes later, another lady comes up and starts patting Lacey, asking what breed she is and how old she is. I say that she is a twelve week old Great Dane. She goes, no, 'she isn't a GD, she isn't going to grow anymore.' WTF? It's obvious that my dog is a puppy, isn't it? She has feet the size of Chewbaccas! I say, 'Actually, yes, my dog IS a Great Dane, and yes, she is only twelve weeks old.' 'No she's not. She is going to stay at the this size.' This nutcase is still patting my puppy, and then Lacey, is all her large beagle sized glory, jumps up on the woman and puts her feet on the lady. I tell her 'down' and tell Lacey to sit. This chick then bent down, picked up Lacey's feet and put them on her again, going 'oh, it's okay, I don't mind her feet being on me.' I go, 'Excuse me, but I'm not doing it for your benefit. When my dog stands at six feet tall and weighs more than you do, I don't want her jumping up on people, now please, remove your hands from my dog.' Woman ignores me and keeps patting Lacey, who is still up on the woman. I tell Lacey down, she hops down, and woman does the same thing! She picks up my dogs feet and puts them up on her, telling me, 'what would you know, your just a teenager.' A pissed off teenager by now. I proceed to tell her about how she is my dog, not hers, she lives by my rules and unlike her, my dog must have manners and commonsense. Woman says 'whatever' and picks up my dog again I led Lacey away before I knocked the woman. No one messes with my dog.
So I'm still waiting, and this man comes up, carrying a plank (), a plastic bag and a bowl. He stops, puts the bowl down and pours some chips into it. The spiciest, hottest chips on the market, and he says, without even asking, 'hungry doggie?' And he tries to feed my dog chips! He didn't even say hello to me, or ask if it was okay to feed my dog chips that would probably burn her guts out, I couldn't even eat them, too spicy. I told Lacey to 'leave it' and WOOP, she listened. Man picks up his plank, tips the chips out and walks away. WTF. What a nutcase. Aye yi yi.
So what stupid things have people done/said when you take your dogs out in public?