Anytime I walk Jada, I'm always approached by people who want to pet her. This is totally fine with me and Jada but it never fails me that there is always that one person who has to say "look at the rat!" or "Oooooh, what a killer dog!" (said sarcastically, of course). I just have to get this off my chest ... IT'S NOT FUNNY AND I DON'T LIKE IT!!
Whew, now I feel a little better! But seriously, anyone else who has a smaller dog, do you get those kind of comments? I really can't stand it! I find it, well, offensive, but being the person I am, I just let it go and don't say anything back. I just keep walking, ignoring the comments and not say anthing back. I still feel hurt though, for Jada, even though she could care less. They obviously aren't worth my or Jada's time. It's usually the older people, not children, who say it too! It almost feels like bullying to me. So they have to bully my dog to feel better about themselves? That's real mature!
Since we no longer live in town but out in the country, I thought I would no longer have to hear these silly comments but just the other day my neighbor called Jada a "rat." I just let it go, as usual. If they only knew that my husband and I got Jada because she was a smaller dog. This was because the house we owned when we lived in town was too small for a bigger dog and did not have a yard. We did research and made a smart decision to go with a small dog, rather than get a bigger dog and cram it into a small house with no where to run. That would have been unfair to the dog.
So to all those "funny" people out there, I will leave you with this quote:
"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue." - Unknown