Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday's Tip: A Paws for Politeness

A "Paws for Politeness" Tip: by Gizzy's Mom:

If you see a sign that reads "Dogs on leash only", this means ALL DOGS including yours .. and not just everybuddy else's dog.

I was in the park one day taking pictures but it was a bit disconcerting as a playful golden retriever was off leash. This pup's Dad wasn't paying enough attention to what his pup was doing and what he was doing was running into the reservoir chasing the wood ducks. . .then he'd run to people and shake the water all over them. Frankly Dad didn't seem care that others might not be thrilled to have water shaken on them. Plus Dad was encouraging "playful puppy" to keep chasing the wood ducks.

I'm not THAT much of a stinker and there are well behaved dogs that walk up the trail with their people and I'm not concerned about those dogs being off leash when they are well behaved and listen to commands..... even though it IS against the law.

Gizzy being the type of dog he is...who doesn't listen to Mom...will always be found on leash in the park.


JackDaddy said...

Good for Mom!

Unfortunately, I know the type you're talking about.

Gloria said...

Ooooooo Bad Dad! Goooooood Gizzy

Sierra Rose said...

Yes...with ya on this! I'm always on leash anyway... Had a pair of rotties off-leash come over while at the parkie yesterday...these two are know for not all good...and the owner has a bit of an attitude. Arg.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kathy said...

My mom says it is so much safer for everybody if dogs are on leash, too!

But jumping in the water?! No way! If the ducks wanted to be there then that's their problem, I ain't chasing them! It's not bath time already!

Madi and Mom said...

Good rules Giz and Mom. There seem to be lots of folks walking around who thing rules are not for them just others. The Golden's dad needs to go to obedience school.
Madi and Mom

Ms. ~K said...

That happens frequently in campgrounds too...

Dory and the Mama said...

I just don't understand people sometimes...