While out walking the dogs with my boyfriend's sister, the guy on the corner was out on his front lawn, and was clearly drunk. "Out walkin' the puppies, huh?" He slurred at us. We smiled and replied, "Yup." He was like "That sucks."
... what the... O=
Wasn't expecting that response at all LOL. I just replied with "That's alright, we like to go walking." and walked on as briskly as possible. It may have taken me a few extra seconds to respond, because I was so shocked someone would say that to some people who are clearly out enjoying their walk. Sigh... oh, those drunks... =u.u;=
Anyone else heard any offensive, crazy, or unexpected things while out walking with your dog(s)?
I have a AKC purebred corgi............but he is not a perfect show corgi. His legs are a little long but someone has to love the "show" rejects. A corgi breeder came up to us and said "is that a Jack Russell"? Now, look at his picture people. When I replied "are you kidding" she said well his legs are so long. First of all they are not soooooooooo long and she was just being mean.
:O What a...ya know! She's just pretentious and probably a poor dog owner because all she cares about is their material value.
I've heard the people who have miss marked Corgis get comments all the time. I guess the are in the same class of people who make awkward comments about things like "Ew what happened to your.......!" Just fill in the blank. No social filter.
The only comment I've had about Chase being mismarked (only black and white, not tricolored) is someone actually thought he was a Border Collie with dwarfism. LOL It was actually really funny to me.
So far most people I've come into contact with are not familiar with Corgis at all.
That's so RUDE! I can't stand people like that. I would have said "You know he's not a Jack Russell but we now know that you're a JackA**." Excuse my bleeped language. People are SO RUDE!!
I had another one this past weekend! My fiance and I were out walking Rocky on the trail at a park near our house and even though Rocky's 20 months old, we're still working on him heeling on leash. Since Rocky is a tugger, we made him walk behind us and I was carrying a treat in my hand so that he would be enticed to follow behind us instead of running ahead of us. This old lady that we came across asked us why we're not letting our dog run OFF LEASH ahead of us (even though, I kid you not), we were standing right by a sign that says "Please leash your dog". I just smiled at said that we were trying to teach him to heel and her response was, "well, that's just mean".
She probably wouldn't have been happy if she encountered an off leash dog that trampled her either!
We also get shushed by this craaaaaazy lady in the dog park because Elli herds and barks while she does it. Unfortunately Elli has accepted her as her "people" (this woman was good friends with our first dog walker) so she always runs up and greets her. This is also the same woman who got nasty with me when Elli told her ill-behaved poodle to back off when the dog tried to hump her repeatedly. I simply said "Perhaps you should pay more attention to what your dog is doing rather than scolding Elli for barking. In the dog park." She is a crazy person and we generally avoid her.
We get a lot of "What's his name?" despite Elli's sparkle collar (every girl needs a necklace with her name blinged out on it) and her pink and brown leash.
We get asked how much we paid for her rather frequently. My response? "How much is your rent?" Usually they are a bit flummoxed and I follow-up with "That's not an appropriate question either, now is it."
While walking Renfield around my neighborhood, I had a guy in a car slow down and start pacing along with us in the street for a little bit before yelling, "excuse me, is that a Corgi?" I said yes. "Does he have a loud bark?" I thought that was odd, but told him, yes, yes he does. Then the dude says, "you know they're a herding breed, right?" I nod yes. "You know the royal family has Corgi's, right?" I nod yes and tell him to have a nice day and start walking away because the guy is starting to creep me out a little. A couple of weeks later, the same guy stops us again and launches into the exact same line of questioning. I don't mind talking to people about my dog, but the whole thing seemed a little strange.
This happened last week on our sunday morning walk with friends, we were waiting for my other friend to get his car, then this strange man came close to us.. Starting to say how our dogs were no good, that he knew people who breed superior dogs (he meant german-shepherd, rottweiler), that those dogs could guard, help the police, that our dogs could only eat and sleep. He pretended to know lots about dog, but he failed to recognized that mine is a corgi. We ignored him while he babbled, and at some point he mentioned that he made masks for people and dogs (what a bad way to promote your work). I was soo relieved when my friend finally came in his car so we could all left this freakish man!!
That is messed up. Worst I've ever had was a bunch of teenagers pet and visit with Camden at the dog park. No problem, until one boy looked at him and said Camden looked like a sausage. I admit that if you are looking at him from above, he is pretty rectangular in shape, however if you saw him from the side, he has a nice broad chest with a waist. I did say to him that Camden is actually a healthy weight (29 lbs), and that corgis whose diets are not regulated like Camden's can get quite large.