lördag, augusti 04, 2012

In the dog park

Honestly, some people! There is a certain type of individual who will see a group of fifteen dogs  frolicking and having fun in the park, off lead. And they will say to themselves- aha, there is no sign saying designated for dogs only. I will take a short cut, it will save me at least ...oh, I don't know..30 seconds?  I have a perfect Right and Entitlement as a Citizen born and bred to go in over there. I will get my shoes soaked for the grass seems to be wet and up to my ankles, also I am terrified of dogs, but here goes.
They puff out their chest and walk stiffly because their muscles are tense already. Their eyes are are wide open and bulging from fear. Their faces are set in indignation.
I can't say for certain but they probably also put out a scent of fear- aggression because one of the dogs will stop in their tracks and look around. Then that dog will make a bee-line for the individual and bark, bark, bark.

Last week it was my dog giving the individual a good barking over.  While I was trying to stay calm and get a grip on the the scruff of my cursed dog and muttering sorry, sorry, sorry,  the individual started barking at me. Sorry for the noise but the dog wont harm you, I whispered. The individual roared: I DON"T CARE!!  IT IS INTIMIDATING!!!!!

A roller-coaster ride is "intimidating" but you have to pay for it. The dog park is free.