So I went to a PartyLites party last weekend (got suckered into it, only went for my friend's sake) and the sales rep started going on about her dog. Me being a dog-lover joined in the convo and then we showed pics of our dogs. Then this happened...
Her: What breed is he?
Me: German Shepherd.
Her: No, he can't be. He's way too small and his ears are too big.
Me: Umm... ok. He's about 85 pounds so he's at the right weight. They're not supposed to be gigantic like Great Danes or anything.
Her: Oh, well, I should know. My dog's a Belgian Sheepdog. He's a retired show dog that we got from the lady that showed him. He won at Westminster twice. What titles does your dog have since you say he's a German Shepherd?
Me: He's a rescue, from a a plain old animal rescue so I have no idea if in his previous life he was registered or titles anywhere. The only thing he came with was Lyme disease! <<-- that's me trying to lighten the situation a little, with a joke, and she just looked at me with disgust.
She then goes on to say that she has to feed her dog a raw diet because that's what the handlers fed him when he was in shows.
Me: Oh awesome! I feed Ralphie raw, too; where do you get your meat and stuff from?
Her: Meat? What do you mean?
Me: You know, raw diet - raw meat, bones, organs...
Her: You can't feed a dog raw meat or bones! That's crazy. I buy 40 pounds of vegetables each month, we juice them, then puree the juice and pulp. Then we mix it with rice.
So she feeds her dog a raw VEGETARIAN diet.
She was very condescending and later on in the conversation said that rescue dogs are almost always diseased and since there's no way to prove they're purebred no one should get them and that I'm insane because I think it's okay to feed a carnivore meat... Why are people like that?!