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Cats? what about assumptions by dog owners?

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Message 1 - posted by Piston Broke, Nov 2, 2005

Seeing as there's a discussion going on about the merits of cats, I'd like to throw this in to the mix. Why do dogs owners always assume that everyone loves their dog? If I'm out walking, nothing hacks me off more than some untethered mutt bounding up to me and either: a) Growling b)Barking at me c)Jumping up at me d)sniffing my crutch or e)finding some other way to cover me in wet stinking dog hair. The rare dog that is actually on a lead is little better. The owners just smile as if to say "Isn't he sweet?" Yeah, right-not too sweet to avoid a size 8.

Don't get me wrong , I actually quite like dogs, but the owners all appear to be sharing one brain cell between them. Round our way now, rather than dispose of dog mess properly, there are little black bags of dog faeces left at the sides of footpaths - the owners obviously think the dog poo fairy comes round in the night to collect them up.
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Message 2 - posted by Ryan (Jersey), Nov 3, 2005

Given that the Cat topic started in Jersey I thought I would Hijack the Dog topic and add that to Jersey as well.

I have to say I know what you mean about dogs jumping up at you - when I sit in the park to read a book on my lunchbreak and dopey looking dog jumps up at me slobbering everywhere I'm not that impressed.

To make things less serious if cats are evil? Something not yes established in the 'cat' thread are dogs dopey?
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Message 3 - posted by robert, Nov 3, 2005

I'll add to this discussion. I too hate dog owners. I sat in the local car dealership discussing my new car when in came Mr and Mrs OOO Lookat Mydog. Unleashed it came straight over to me and licked my arm. I had to pause the dealing while I went to the washroom to get cleaned up.

Discusting people. <steam>
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Message 4 - posted by Ryan (Jersey), Nov 3, 2005

See some topics DO matter to the whole country :)
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Message 5 - posted by Researcher 2153059, Nov 5, 2005

Rather have dogs than people anyday, at least they don't mug,murder,lie or cheat you like so called civilised humans do!
Seeing as there's a discussion going on about the merits of cats, I'd like to throw this in to the mix. Why do dogs owners always assume that everyone loves their dog? If I'm out walking, nothing hacks me off more than some untethered mutt bounding up to me and either: a) Growling b)Barking at me c)Jumping up at me d)sniffing my crutch or e)finding some other way to cover me in wet stinking dog hair. The rare dog that is actually on a lead is little better. The owners just smile as if to say "Isn't he sweet?" Yeah, right-not too sweet to avoid a size 8.

Don't get me wrong , I actually quite like dogs, but the owners all appear to be sharing one brain cell between them. Round our way now, rather than dispose of dog mess properly, there are little black bags of dog faeces left at the sides of footpaths - the owners obviously think the dog poo fairy comes round in the night to collect them up.

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Message 6 - posted by lets start again, Nov 7, 2005

i DON'T S**T ALL OVER THE CHILDRENS PLAY AREA
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Message 7 - posted by mathilda b., Nov 7, 2005

Dog owners who dress in dark colours and walk their dogs in the dark along the canal bank with no blinky blinky light on either themselves or the dog annoy me.

When I'm riding my bike I cannot see them, and when the dog suddenly leaps up at me in the dark it gives me a bit of a fright.

Those long retractable leads are a nightmare too, I can't see them in the dark, and no, it's NOT too funny for words when your pooch winds itself around my bike and I fall off.


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Message 8 - posted by Guy_on_a_bike, Nov 7, 2005

You can't blame the dogs for behaving like dogs. It's up to the half-wit humans in charge of them to keep them under control, train them properly, exercise them in a sensible place and CLEAR UP AFTER THEM, just like I used to do when my soggy old muppet was still alive. B-)
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Message 9 - posted by moeofyork, Oct 12, 2006

more people i meet the more i like my dog !
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Message 10 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Oct 12, 2006

Dog owners who dress in dark colours and walk their dogs in the dark along the canal bank with no blinky blinky light on either themselves or the dog annoy me.

When I'm riding my bike I cannot see them, and when the dog suddenly leaps up at me in the dark it gives me a bit of a fright.

Those long retractable leads are a nightmare too, I can't see them in the dark, and no, it's NOT too funny for words when your pooch winds itself around my bike and I fall off.

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Since when have canal towpaths been designated cycling lanes then? OK, I can't deny that you have a right to be on there, but so do owners and their dogs, and seeing as you're the one riding a vehicle ...

Also, what about people walking (with or without a dog) and cyclist coming up behind and dashing past them with no warning whatsoever. If the pesky pedestrian stepped to one side straight into your path, whose fault would that be?

Dogs are allowed to run free on towpaths, as are walkers and cyclists - we just have to learn to tolerate each other.
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Message 11 - posted by patsy, Oct 13, 2006

Not all dog owners are irresponsible!
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Message 12 - posted by tess_tickles, Oct 13, 2006

I couldn't agree more... we shouldn't expect animals to behave like anything other than what they are - animals!

There is no such thing as a 'bad' dog - just 'bad' owners. A responsible dog owner will keep their animal well trained and under control, make sure it is well cared for and respect the wishes of others.

It's a shame not all dog owners can manage this....



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Message 13 - posted by Slimtone, Oct 13, 2006

Ilive in a student area and this morning while taking my dog out (with a proper poop-scoop which I dispose of correctly, and with him on a lead, as always), I counted seven, yes seven, lots of vomit on the pavements from last night's student party!! Disgusting and extremely unhealthy.
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Message 14 - posted by mike126, Oct 13, 2006

No worms though which is of course one of the reasons you should clean up your dog's dirt.
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Message 15 - posted by GrumpyRon, Oct 13, 2006

There will always be a minority of people who do not train their dogs properly, perhaps there should be a test and a licence before we own one, that would stop certain people buying one and giving it an un-loved life. My friend has a dog, it has no people skills wot so ever she never walks it,i always say she should have started with buying a plant and worked her way up.
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Message 16 - posted by Slimtone, Oct 13, 2006

People have worms, too and a few other things - Aids, colds and 'flu, social diseases, hepatitis, etc.....Perhaps some people ought to carry poop-scoop bags. But then , people know better don't they? If you should go into the city centre here tonight you'll see a fair share of vomit, urine, used condoms, but no dogs, I warrant!
No worms though which is of course one of the reasons you should clean up your dog's dirt.

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Message 17 - posted by patsy, Oct 13, 2006

Once again, responsible dog owners do worm their dogs regularly AND poop-scoop!
It is the irresponsible that dont do either <grr>

No worms though which is of course one of the reasons you should clean up your dog's dirt.

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Message 18 - posted by mike126, Oct 13, 2006

Tell that to the parents of young children who have been affected by worms from dogs and even when it is cleaned up there is still a risk of a person picking up an infection from the ground just ask your vet's.
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Message 19 - posted by Slimtone, Oct 13, 2006

I' ve never heard of anybody who picked up worms from a dog. How often does it happen?
Tell that to the parents of young children who have been affected by worms from dogs and even when it is cleaned up there is still a risk of a person picking up an infection from the ground just ask your vet's.

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Message 20 - posted by U5742439 , Oct 13, 2006

There is only one good sort of cat and thats a dead one.
Cat owners may love them!
Cat owners may adore them!
Cat owners may hug them!
But it does not stop the damn things from crapping in other peoples gardens, stinking them out and digging up their hard work in the garden in the process.
Most dog owners clean up behind their dogs, but do I see my neighbours coming round to clean up after their satanic little crap factories?<grr>
If i see a cat crapping in my garden it gets squirted with police pepper spray.
They never come back to do it again!<whistle>
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