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post #1 of 19
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I just have to vent a little bit. I dont think people should get snarky unless they know stuff. Argh.

Ok, Isis is my siberian husky she is trained for Sjouring and will be starting sled training, working dogs go BATTY if they are not WORKING. It is warm out, but the humidty is down, and Isis has been fussing, and crying all day, so we decided to go out for a walk. She was happy as a clam, we went up to the local small store, which is less than 1/2 a mile up the road, i dosed her in water before we went, and good to go. When we got to the store Isis was a bit warm, so i tied her in the shade and went in to get a bottle of water for her. I was gone maybe 30 seconds not even, in..grab water out. When i got out and headed over this older woman started bawling me out. As i unscrewed the water and started giving it to Isis, she contiuned on about how It was FAR to hot to walk A dog, and i was Abuseing her. she should turn me in ect..ect ect. I just looked at her (while isis drank what she wanted) and stated 'This is a working dog, not walking her would be abuse. as you can see i have one single bottle of water, and its for the dog" she HFMED and walked off. I am all for animal welfare, but i also think we should asses the situation before flying off. I untied Isis, and we took off again and she was peppy and ready to go. And is currently giving me the "you call that a walk" look.
post #2 of 19
LOL that would TOTALLY get me steamed. Although I'm sure that woman is the kind of person that would shave a Husky [or any other double coated dog for that matter] out of stupidity.
post #3 of 19
You should have told her it was too hot out to be nosy!
Wow, what an obnoxious person. Id've been mad too.
People just need to mind their own business. I've had too many things like that happen to me. My grandma acts like that too though, she'll go right up to someone and tell them how to parent their kids in McDonald's. It's soooo embarassing.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Plebayo
LOL that would TOTALLY get me steamed. Although I'm sure that woman is the kind of person that would shave a Husky [or any other double coated dog for that matter] out of stupidity.
Yup. Oh i am sure she woulda wanted me to shave her. Ugh. My dog is a happy happy pup. grr people suck.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
You should have told her it was too hot out to be nosy!
Wow, what an obnoxious person. Id've been mad too.
People just need to mind their own business. I've had too many things like that happen to me. My grandma acts like that too though, she'll go right up to someone and tell them how to parent their kids in McDonald's. It's soooo embarassing.
yeah i know. I shoulda said that LOl its just like gimmie a break. Its not like she was out there for hours. we spent like a total of 30 mins outside
post #6 of 19
i hate when ppl overreact-its especially frustrating when you know that you're an animal lover, but they dont-you know how WRONG and off the mark they are-but you can't convince them! i once made the mistake of referring to my childhood cat susie as an "outdoor cat". well, thats what we called cats who lived in the house, but went out whenever they pleased (this was in the 1970s when i was a kid..in the country). our cats were well taken care of and slept on our beds at night. but when i said "oh sheh was an outdoor cat" this person gave me a look like i'd just said i kick puppies for fun, and said "you never let them in your house?" "noo noo," i said, "they live in the house, outdoor just means theyre allowed out when theyw ant to go out". but she didnt believe me! she said "you let them in when its cold tho dont you? it gets too cold in maine in winter to keep a cat outside". i was starting to lose my patience. "we didnt KEEP her outside, she lived INSIDE and only went out when she wanted to". "oh, okay..." she said..but i could tell she didn't believe me. it was utterly frustrating, and i actually felt bad, because here this woman thinks i used to keep cats outside in Maine in the winter. i wish ppl wouldn't overreact, would just take a breath and THINK a minute before tripping out. i know the instinct is to trip. if im walking down the street and i see a dog in a car my first instinct is-has it been left in there to die of heaht exhaustion? but before i g rab a rock to break the window and rescue the pooch, i approach, take a closer look, take into account the weather and how warm it is, if theh window has been cracked, if i see anyone around who could be the owner..its important to THINK before you act.

so yeah..i know how you feel.
post #7 of 19
I'm sorry you had to put up with that. She probably thought she was doing right, but I agree that she doesn't know her butt from a hole in a ground. Having two working breeds myself, I take them for walks and either bring water or buy it on the way.

Perhaps if it was a little frou frou** dog, she wouldn't have complained?

**I also have two frou frous.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by CherokeeDreams
I'm sorry you had to put up with that. She probably thought she was doing right, but I agree that she doesn't know her butt from a hole in a ground. Having two working breeds myself, I take them for walks and either bring water or buy it on the way.

Perhaps if it was a little frou frou** dog, she wouldn't have complained?

**I also have two frou frous.
LMAO you mean a dog biscut? hehehe sorry.

I just dont think alot of people get it. Working dogs HAVE to work. they LIVE for it. my fav line in the movie eight below was "I have to watch the dogs, or they will run themselves to death" its very true. Isis will not stop unless i stop her.

That being said, I know my dog I know what she can handle and i take very good care of her needs. The walk was short, i noticed she needed water i got it for her. If i could have brought her into the store, I would have, lol.
post #9 of 19
Hi Scamper...You certainly don't sound like a negligent dog owner to me. YOU know you take good care of your dog, no need to defend yourself to some nosey hagg who does'nt know what she's talking about.

<<<< that's from Isis.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by kittiLuv
Hi Scamper...You certainly don't sound like a negligent dog owner to me. YOU know you take good care of your dog, no need to defend yourself to some nosey hagg who does'nt know what she's talking about.

<<<< that's from Isis.

LOL thanks. Ah well the only thing my dogs could accuse me of being "abusive" about is they dont get table scraps, LMAO or because i trim their nails. Oh the horror...
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by arcadian girl
i hate when ppl overreact-its especially frustrating when you know that you're an animal lover, but they dont-you know how WRONG and off the mark they are-but you can't convince them! i once made the mistake of referring to my childhood cat susie as an "outdoor cat". well, thats what we called cats who lived in the house, but went out whenever they pleased (this was in the 1970s when i was a kid..in the country). our cats were well taken care of and slept on our beds at night. but when i said "oh sheh was an outdoor cat" this person gave me a look like i'd just said i kick puppies for fun, and said "you never let them in your house?" "noo noo," i said, "they live in the house, outdoor just means theyre allowed out when theyw ant to go out". but she didnt believe me! she said "you let them in when its cold tho dont you? it gets too cold in maine in winter to keep a cat outside". i was starting to lose my patience. "we didnt KEEP her outside, she lived INSIDE and only went out when she wanted to". "oh, okay..." she said..but i could tell she didn't believe me. it was utterly frustrating, and i actually felt bad, because here this woman thinks i used to keep cats outside in Maine in the winter. i wish ppl wouldn't overreact, would just take a breath and THINK a minute before tripping out. i know the instinct is to trip. if im walking down the street and i see a dog in a car my first instinct is-has it been left in there to die of heaht exhaustion? but before i g rab a rock to break the window and rescue the pooch, i approach, take a closer look, take into account the weather and how warm it is, if theh window has been cracked, if i see anyone around who could be the owner..its important to THINK before you act.

so yeah..i know how you feel.
Wow...even if the cats were completely outdoors...even in Maine.. Cats are creatures of the wild, and even through the domestication process they have not lost their ability to exist in a natural setting. Eek..people..ugh. My first cat was also an indoor/outdoor kitty and still is. He would want to go out for periods in the NH winters and he was fine.
post #12 of 19
I agree with you; some people have to complain about anything.

We took our lab yard saling because we were going to the lake after we got done. It was early morning but still humidity was up and it felt a lot hotter. About every 3rd house we stopped at, when we got to the car, the dog got a nice drink of water (we took gallon of water and her bowl with us).



I am shocked - you don't give them table leftovers....why you cruel dog owner!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I agree with you; some people have to complain about anything.

We took our lab yard saling because we were going to the lake after we got done. It was early morning but still humidity was up and it felt a lot hotter. About every 3rd house we stopped at, when we got to the car, the dog got a nice drink of water (we took gallon of water and her bowl with us).



I am shocked - you don't give them table leftovers....why you cruel dog owner!

hehe I know..so cruel aint I? LOL..we dont do table scraps mainly because once dogs get a taste of it they wont stop begging, and its not healthy. Our other dog being a Basset hound..well we dont want a Fat basset
post #14 of 19
Mmmmm, I really hate to be the wet blanket, but there IS one little tiny thing wrong with this story....

And maybe it's not a problem by you...(I'm really trying not to offend, so please don't take offense!!)

But I personally would never tie my dog outside, especially near a store where other people are. I really loathe when people do that here.

It's just that we have a HUGE HUGE problem with pet theft here. It's basically never, ever reccommended to tie a dog out ANYWHERE, let alone in front of a store.

But maybe it doesn't happen in rural or semirural areas. In which case, you and your dogs are very lucky.

And abusive?! Please. You made sure she was in the shade and hydrated. That's what's imporartant. If you can be out, I feel like she can, too.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Mmmmm, I really hate to be the wet blanket, but there IS one little tiny thing wrong with this story....

And maybe it's not a problem by you...(I'm really trying not to offend, so please don't take offense!!)

But I personally would never tie my dog outside, especially near a store where other people are. I really loathe when people do that here.

It's just that we have a HUGE HUGE problem with pet theft here. It's basically never, ever reccommended to tie a dog out ANYWHERE, let alone in front of a store.

But maybe it doesn't happen in rural or semirural areas. In which case, you and your dogs are very lucky.

And abusive?! Please. You made sure she was in the shade and hydrated. That's what's imporartant. If you can be out, I feel like she can, too.
I do not normaly tie her out. However, pet theft is not a major thing here..and well as friendly as Isis is, she wouldnt go with anyone she doesnt know. My dad tried to take her for a walk once. and she wouldnt budge unless i went too. and thats my dad.

The only reason i tied her is I had no one esle with me, and I felt she needed something to drink. I could see her from the check out (water was upfront) so IMO she wasnt ever fully alone
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
I do not normaly tie her out. However, pet theft is not a major thing here..and well as friendly as Isis is, she wouldnt go with anyone she doesnt know. My dad tried to take her for a walk once. and she wouldnt budge unless i went too. and thats my dad.

The only reason i tied her is I had no one esle with me, and I felt she needed something to drink. I could see her from the check out (water was upfront) so IMO she wasnt ever fully alone
That's good!

It's just so awful here...I've actually witnessed from afar a dog being taken from outside of a grocery store. It was one of the saddest things I have seen.

People here tie their dogs to bike racks when they are going into a restaurant to EAT! So I get really, really upset and usually wet blanket them, too. It's just an issue close to me heart
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
That's good!

It's just so awful here...I've actually witnessed from afar a dog being taken from outside of a grocery store. It was one of the saddest things I have seen.

People here tie their dogs to bike racks when they are going into a restaurant to EAT! So I get really, really upset and usually wet blanket them, too. It's just an issue close to me heart
Geez see i dont get why people do that either. I would never dream of leaving my babies alone while I ate. grrrrr. makes me just as mad as the lady ripping into me.

Well perfect example of a working breed today...its 102 so way to hot for her to be outside to long..

she has destroyed three pairs of shoes..and is looking for something else. ugh.
post #18 of 19
I am sorry the woman tore into you but I think in her heart she meant well. But as far as the pet theft for the most part knowing why those animals are being stolen is even sadder. And I would of had to intervened because we have a huge problem here with dog fighting rings, and with labarotries. So I am glad I live miles from anyone where noone can see my dogs.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom
I am sorry the woman tore into you but I think in her heart she meant well. But as far as the pet theft for the most part knowing why those animals are being stolen is even sadder. And I would of had to intervened because we have a huge problem here with dog fighting rings, and with labarotries. So I am glad I live miles from anyone where noone can see my dogs.
Perhaps it was in the right place. but still..I dunno just irks me is all. Isis could care less, lol its 103 here again. ugh. so we wont do our walk til the suns down.
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