Sunday, October 29, 2006

Poor Confused Dogs

I did eventually make it to the dog park yesterday after the rain abated, taking neighbor dog Molly along with Pappy. The fair-weather dog parkers had skipped the day, and the only ones there was Piper and her owner. Piper's owner and I got into a discussion of aggression worries about our dogs-- "growls when on leash", "sometimes lunges at dogs entering the house", "mounts other dogs".

I left the dog area and took the dogs on a walk around the rest of the park. I began to consider how odd our conversation would sound to some others. While we're worrying about whether our dogs are companionable enough, somewhere else someone is saying "he's just not aggressive enough", "if an intruder yelled at him he'd just slink away", "I wouldn't trust him to guard his food bowl". Poor dogs can't win. They have to be all things to all people.

2 comments:

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow, a fenced yard AND dog park. Sigh.

Off leash freedom.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

PS So I take it you want us to watch your movies on DWB TV so your numbers go up? We already watched em on you tube. Love the ball addict. Love em all really. Wish my you-man could do that. That's what you get when you go to a you-man fair at you-mansmart, y'know?

Pappy's Fella said...

Watching them on Youtube is plenty for me-- I don't know if the hit count on DWBTV means anything to Greg and his cause. As for making movies, a lot of still digital cameras do a pretty creditable job of making movies for the web, and Adobe Premiere Elements isn't too expensive for splicing it all together. Most of what I've done didn't use anything more complicated.