So I take Bentley to the Dog Park today. I've told Rachel #2 before that I hate this particular Dog Park by our house, because only dysfunctional Dog Owners go there.
But every time SHE goes, she has a great experience and makes friends with everyone there. But Rachel #2 is one of those annoying people that make friends with every body when she goes anywhere, so we really can't take her word for how wonderful this particular Dog Park is !!!
I keep going back hoping that I will have a great experience there, and NOT meet people who are Looney- Tunes...but alas, this is what happened today....
I go there about 8:45 am and there are NO DOGS there. That's fine. Since Bentley will NOT leave the Dog Park until at least ONE DOG plays with him, I know that I'm obligated to sit on a bench, with him, and WAIT for ONE dog to show up.
We wait for 20 minutes !! Since I left my iphone at home I have NOTHING to do until a dog shows up. Until then, I have no one to talk to. So, finally, ONE dog shows up with an owner. Me and Bentley are SOOO excited to have someone to play with.
The Cockier Spaniel runs up to Bentley and starts to play with him. I see the owner start to approach me at the bench and I say, "Hi, how are you?". She PROMPTLY does a 180 degree turn and walks AS FAR away from me as she possibly can. WTF??? I took these pictures, mainly to prove to Rachel 2 that these things REALLY happen to me at the dog park. But then I realized that it is my obligation to warn others of Ass Hole Dog Owners at the Dog Park's. It's Not you, it's them !
This is her in the red, I know you can BARELY see her, look to the far right of the picture. She walked SO FAR away from me that you have to strain your eyes to see her. I was offended and thought, what the hell is wrong with you that you can't even say "hi " to me back? and you also walk so far away from me that you have to squat on the ground by the entrance to the Dog Park to get away from me.
I watch the two dogs play for about 10 minutes and she finally gets up and moves a bit closer to me, but not TOO close. She sits on a bench still super far from me...
I've now said Hi to her, and had her ignore me, move to the other side of the Dog Park, and smiled at her a few times, only to have her ignore me some more and pretend I'm not there...so I give up.
All of a sudden I see this handsome man come to the dog park with his German Shepard, I've seen this guy before, he's really nice and friendly. He says Hi to me and I make small talk with him for 1 minute.
Now all of our dogs are playing together. But what happpen's next? That rude ass girl gets up off the bench! and comes over to the guy.
and starts chatting it up WITH HIM !!!
She is asking him all sorts of questions !! What breed is your dog? Where do you live? Oh my dog likes this...Oh my dog loves to play with bigger dogs.... Oh, blah blah blah
I looked on in disbelief !! WTF ! So you can't say HI to me? But when a man comes into the Dog Park you are all over his ass making conversation with him? RUDE !!
Before long the Germain Shepard and her Cocker Spaniel started fighting and growling at one another. They pulled them apart a few times but the dogs went right back to playing, then fighting, then hurting one another and growling...
So this is my opinion about Dumb Ass People and the Dogs They Own. When you meet someone who is socially retarded, chances are...their dog is the same. When you say "Hi" to a person, and they turn away from you and walk away...chances are their dog has no manners either, and you should NOT let your dog play with them.
My feelings were hurt at first that this lady refused to talk to me, but then seeing how her dog behaved...I realized BOTH of them needed training..