|10-15-2013 01:48 PM|
And, it is NOT like critiquing your parenting. They aren't children. They are complex, but not as complex as children. People with dogs need to get over themselves a bit, and I mean in general, not the OP, this is a typical attitude here. When someone comes up and says, "this is what I do ...", or "you should..." they just have a similar interest and are conversing about something that interests you both. Most of the time it is not a deliberate attempt to ruin your day. It's kind of like when you are out cycling and another cyclist comes up and you start talking and he says something about something you are doing, that he used to do, and how he changed to make that better. Nothing to do with parenting. It is a hobby, training dogs, and people use dogs to strike up conversations, etc. Some just aren't all that good at it. We shouldn't take that personally, and certainly not like he is insulting our child or our management of a child.
Now the OPs situation with the guy who seems to be admonishing her repeatedly about how she is using her mother's home and good will, that sounds like it is more about him, than about the OP and her dog. He is either living with his mom and keeping his dog mostly outside, or guilty because he is not. Or maybe he has an adult child living at home with their dog, and he is freaking out about it. It sounds like he is projecting his situation or a very similar situation of his onto you. I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
|10-15-2013 07:56 AM|
|Suka||He just asked if you were worried about something.|
|10-15-2013 04:31 AM|
Smile and nod, smile and nod and bite your tongue. It isn't worth the energy.
Selzer, I think your reply deserves its own post.
|10-15-2013 12:30 AM|
That's the problem with text-based interactions. Not everyone uses emoticons, and sarcasm or joking doesn't translate into characters on a screen or paper.
Not only that, but people come from different backgrounds. Maybe they had a childhood dog that HAD to be outside. Maybe they have a dog that is horrible, or have never met a large dog and think of them as 'bulls in a china shop'. Maybe a roommate had a GSD that wrecked everything in college.
If that's the worst thing anyone has ever told you on FB, you're lucky! Grab a cold adult beverage, watch something on TV, and move on. On a scale of 'totally not a thing' to 'freak the freak out' this is somewhere around an 0.5.
|10-15-2013 12:09 AM|
I guess I just get defensive. It's like someone is criticizing my parenting.
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|10-14-2013 11:59 PM|
|trcy||I wouldn't let it bother me. I see so many comments I don't agree with. I just ignore them. I've learned it's easier to take the high road than to wallow in the muck of others opinions.|
|10-14-2013 11:48 PM|
As time goes on I'm thinking more and more that this social media stuff is actually creating more anti-social behavior then social.
(ouch on the ankle - cute expression on Ammo's face!)
|10-14-2013 11:36 PM|
Sometimes when you post something, anywhere, it seems to open yourself to comments and advice. Some people just always have something to say about everything, and other people do not comprehend the point of the posting.
I probably wouldn't get upset over that.
Today I was upset. I was cleaning my utility room, and found in the washer I never use -- well water would wreck my clothes -- what became of the nastly little mouse. Well, I fished it out, and poured a bunch of pet deoderizer/cleaner into the washer. Then just to make sure, I started it.
Well, it immediately started flooding the floor. Uhg! Turn it off!!! I was sweeping all the Babsy hair off the floors, and now water is everywhere!!!
Anyhow, I cleaned the water, got the hair out of there, and I hear a hissing. I am thinking rats or mice but it was still hissing so I look back behind the washer, and I see sparks and I am smelling smoke now. I pull the washer out and more flooding, and run to the phone and call dad.
Dad, could you come over? Ok, what's going on. Well, I was cleaning, the the mice chewed my washer drain hose, and water is everywhere, and then stuff started sparki -- Ok, I will be right there.
Today, I would welcome someone telling me that maybe I shouldn't have my dog inside so much. LOL! Sorry, I am sure it is very irritating. But there is nothing like seeing your house start on fire to bring things into perspective.
|10-14-2013 11:29 PM|
|KZoppa||Ouch on the burn! For the "friend", I'd remind them that Ammo is your dog and you know him and his behavior better than the "friend" does.|
|10-14-2013 11:25 PM|
|Springbrz||Lucky you only got rope burn. Could have been a broken ankle. As for your "friend" ...sounds like a mouthy ignorant being. Hit the "ignore" button.|
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