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So I was walking Ozzy. Big deal. Whoo.

There's this guy in our neighborhood with a Weimereiner (sp?) and I already know he's a jerk. One time Aiden got out (Mom let him out on accident, oops), and he FLIPPED out. Saying we need to control our ******* dogs and it's people like us that shouldn't own dogs, blah blah blah.

I was going to play fetch with Ozzy, but he was there. So instead, I walked through and headed home. He said, "Great, a dressed up ankle biter." (Ozzy was in his jacket - it was cold out, I wish I took my jacket).

I'm fed up with people calling him an ankle biter. I walked up to him and said, "Excuse me? My 'ankle biter' is actually a POMERANIAN, and a well behaved one at that! So you can shut the h*** up and mind your own d*** business!" During this time, Ozzy sat right next to me, and his dog sat there waiting for him to throw the frisbee.

Then I walked away and he stood there dumbfounded. I think the way I'm dressed helped in my favor. Haha.

Not the best approach, but I'm sick of just 'ignoring' people who think they're better than everyone else. Kick in happy pills, kick in happy pills, kick in happy pills.....
 

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wow what a jerk. There's a guy like that in my neighborhood he lets his little poodle type dog come walking up to every dog that it comes across and Dodger hates this dog he wanted to kill this dog just because of the rude way it walks up. I've already asked the guy twice nicely to keep his dog on a shorter leash, but he keeps letting his dog walk all over the place. next time his dog comes within two feet of me i'm punting it like a football. I figured it's better than having my dog eat it for dinner. Dodge is a very sweet dog to other dogs big and small just for some reason he hates this dog. So I feel your pain.
 

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Im more of a smartass.

I dont let people get to me..but I sure do apparently get to them from death threats, lots of cussing, yelling, wanting to fight, ect..

I guess I jspust have a way with words.. Cant beat em, join em! Make fun time :)
 

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Uh-oh, I think of little dogs as anklebiters too. I would have to be really annoyed with the dog to actually say it out loud where the person could hear me.

I have wash and wear dogs that can be out in any weather in their birthday suits. I understand that some breeds do not have the double coat that our breed has, and that their owners have to compensate if they want them to live in this climate. So, I try not to give any funny looks when I see a miniature dachsund or whatever in a sweater.
 

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I can understand people not liking the idea of doggy-dressup, but to express it aloud is uncalled for. Especially if I'm just walking by, not even talking to him.
 

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It was rude. He probably did not see it as rude. The next time you see him with his kid, say, "Great, a dressed up hoodlum."
 

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When Baby was a puppy he didn't have much hair, probably because of his Immune system problems. Since we had several nasty cold fronts move in that year, I had a blast buying him various sweaters to keep warm in. He loved being in them ; when dressed up he would strut around like **** of the walk. My favorite was the Black Sweater with the Red zig zags. it was spiffy.

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People suck, it's a way of life anymore and it's sad. I hate people who think they are better than everyone else.
 

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I usually don't respond to these kinds of posts, but you're young and I've read several of them lately.

You need to be careful talking to people the way you do. You don't know these people, and I guarantee you that you have no idea what goes on in this world - no matter how nice your neighborhood is. Take it from someone who does know what goes on out there - next time someone makes a comment about your or your dog, either don't respond at all or say "thank you" politely and be on your way.

One day you're going to say something to the wrong person and being a young female, it isn't going to go well for you. Please be careful, and don't take such offense to what people think of your dog.
 

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I probably would have said "His outfit costs more than yours" or "At least he has style". :D

 

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When Baby was a puppy he didn't have much hair, probably because of his Immune system problems. Since we had several nasty cold fronts move in that year, I had a blast buying him various sweaters to keep warm in. He loved being in them ; when dressed up he would strut around like **** of the walk. My favorite was the Black Sweater with the Red zig zags. it was spiffy.

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OMG someone else who says spiffy!!! i'm so excited now lol. Okay back on topic. Honestly i call little dogs ankle biters. then it goes up to calf biters. knee biters. hips biters (GSD, dobermans ect) then its up to dogs like Great Danes and Irish wolfhounds which fall into the "play nice they are head biters". my dogs always go for the knees though so their kinda goofy in where they sit. Some dogs dont have the double coat thing going on and i can understand dressing up a short coated breed or one who doesnt have hit full coat yet like Ozzy. This guy was rude and really should just learn to keep his mouth shut. Even his weim would probably be grateful for a jacket as he is a short coated breed that DOESNT have the undercoat to help regulate his temps in colder weather.
 

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I usually don't respond to these kinds of posts, but you're young and I've read several of them lately.

You need to be careful talking to people the way you do. You don't know these people, and I guarantee you that you have no idea what goes on in this world - no matter how nice your neighborhood is. Take it from someone who does know what goes on out there - next time someone makes a comment about your or your dog, either don't respond at all or say "thank you" politely and be on your way.

One day you're going to say something to the wrong person and being a young female, it isn't going to go well for you. Please be careful, and don't take such offense to what people think of your dog.
I normally am. I usually either ignore them or say something back that's unoffensive, but I went off of my medicine about two months ago because I felt it wasn't doing anything, but after a little while, I realized that it WAS doing something, so now I'm working my way back up to my normal dosage. I have bipolar depression, and have serious issues controling my anger. I slip into rages quite often, so I'm waiting for my meds to kick back in fully before I get myself in trouble....
 

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I normally am. I usually either ignore them or say something back that's unoffensive, but I went off of my medicine about two months ago because I felt it wasn't doing anything, but after a little while, I realized that it WAS doing something, so now I'm working my way back up to my normal dosage. I have bipolar depression, and have serious issues controling my anger. I slip into rages quite often, so I'm waiting for my meds to kick back in fully before I get myself in trouble....

sounds like what my doctor said my deal was. not sure i want to do medications though.
 

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I normally am. I usually either ignore them or say something back that's unoffensive, but I went off of my medicine about two months ago because I felt it wasn't doing anything, but after a little while, I realized that it WAS doing something, so now I'm working my way back up to my normal dosage.
OMG they have medication that makes the world more tolerable?? Where have I been? :eek:
But seriously, Rerun is right... I too learned the hard way to just play nice with the rest of the world when not behind a keyboard ;) It was fun when I could mis-spend my youth pierceing my face and cladding scantily, then scurry home to my parents' house and have my dad and dogs there which were a force to be reckoned with... but for a while I was on my own quickly learned to shut my mouth, put some clothes on and just smile when "spoken to". :)
I occasionally still let my driving finger slip for old time's sake and find myself followed to the grocery store parking lot... luckily there are many other grocery stores in our neighborhood :eek: However, for the sake of my dogs, house, car (and my bf is getting tired of finishing fights I start), I try to be on my best behavior.
 

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I own a pom too! Really excellent little dogs. His name is Kobie and he is 4 years old and weighs in at a whopping 4lbs. When people talk poorly about little dogs I let Kobie do the talking (or dancing and tail wagging in his case). Kobie is a very well socialized little dog who has never met an enemy. Nobody has ever met Kobie (even the small dog haters) and NOT liked him. He is super outgoing and pleasant.
So long story short . . . make Ozzy a breed ambassador!
 

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I usually don't respond to these kinds of posts, but you're young and I've read several of them lately.

You need to be careful talking to people the way you do. You don't know these people, and I guarantee you that you have no idea what goes on in this world - no matter how nice your neighborhood is. Take it from someone who does know what goes on out there - next time someone makes a comment about your or your dog, either don't respond at all or say "thank you" politely and be on your way.

One day you're going to say something to the wrong person and being a young female, it isn't going to go well for you. Please be careful, and don't take such offense to what people think of your dog.
I'm sorry, but I had to reply to this.

I'm a young female as well, and I speak my mind when someone insults me or my dog like this, too. I know what goes on in the world, I'm not naive or oblivious, but I'm not going to be walked all over because I'm afraid of what someone could say or do to me being a young girl. I carry a knife and mace on my walks, have taken a self-defense class, and I'm not afraid to use any of it if I had to.

Just my input.
 

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I'm sorry, but I had to reply to this.

I'm a young female as well, and I speak my mind when someone insults me or my dog like this, too. I know what goes on in the world, I'm not naive or oblivious, but I'm not going to be walked all over because I'm afraid of what someone could say or do to me being a young girl. I carry a knife and mace on my walks, have taken a self-defense class, and I'm not afraid to use any of it if I had to.

Just my input.
I'm going to have to agree with you.

I am a young girl as well (22 years old and proud of it) and I do not let anyone walk all over me. I dont give a hoot who you are, your not going to get away with insulting me or my dog. I dont take crap, I speak what's on my mind and I dont back down. I'm not afraid.
 

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I bet Ozzy looked super cute in his outfit! I agree the guy seems like a butthead anyways.

I am dying to get Molly this pink vest I saw, it would look so adorable on her(That will be the ONLY clothing she will wear!) I think you should also be careful. I would say make some funny comment, like "At least he looks better than you." but it might be best to say "Thank you I love my ankle biter":D
 
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