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Old 11-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks adrian.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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This thread is amusing. Rich in bit sure you deserve such a hammering but it's funny.

I am a white immigrant ( English ) and love dogs. My wife is daughter to white Canadian and Iranian mother. My wife is Muslim. We both love dogs (we have 2 CKCS and 1 GSD) .

The hadiths do mention things about dogs being unclean etc but there are many Christians and others who also think dogs are dirty, which they can be if not looked after properly.

Anyway my point is that not liking dogs is a cultural thing not a religious thing.

It is better not to assume that all people like dogs and respect that. Keep your dog away from people until you are sure they are happy around them.

Some people just don't like dogs, **** I don't like people who smoke who stink the elevator out after they have had a cigarette. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it, just as those who don't like dogs can't do anything about it.

Why can't we all just get along.....


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Old 11-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I've been around horses all my life. I respect them, but I've never been afraid of one. I find it hard to understand some folk's fear of them. I've had people I know at my house, scream and jump because one of my horses got too close to them. I don't get it, but I respect that it's a real fear to them.

Dog owners understand dog body language. Those who've never been around dogs don't understand dog body language. They don't realize that a tongue lolling, body wagging dog is totally different from a teeth baring, rigid bodied dog.

If I'm in public with my dogs and someone is clearly scared, I'll make a wide berth around them. I am a responsible pet owner.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Richard, I think in some cases finding a place to live that doesn't have dogs is impossible or very difficult. Finances may also limit their options as well. I'm in Ontario and I'm pretty sure it's illegal to deny someone residence if they have a pet. I live in a high rise and go through the situation of people being afraid of my dogs on a fairly regular basis.

The other day though, something happened that really impressed me. Usually parents pass their fear onto their children I noticed. On this day though, a woman who is terrified of my dogs allowed her toddler to go up to my dogs and pet them while she stayed a good distance away. She obviously didn't want to pass her fear onto her child which was so nice to see! She's seen my dogs enough times to know their friendly and I've chatted with her before so she wasn't allowing her child to just go up to any strange dog.
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