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Old 03-31-2013, 11:00 PM
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Default What are you sick of hearing in regards to your dogs?

Friends and family are ticking me off lately. I'm about to put a ban on having people to the house. The house is clean, the dogs are well fed, Percy is a bit on the goofy side, yes, but we're working with him. These are my top five, what are yours?

Things I am sick and tired of hearing about my dogs:

5) Wow, that's a lot of mouths to feed. How do you do it?
None of your business. They're all healthy and well fed, probably better fed than yours are. Keep your nose out of it.
4) How do you deal with all the hair?
I'm a groomer. What kind of question is that, seriously?
3) You know since they're rescues, they'll probably have a lot of health issues, right?
Yes. But love is unconditional. You still love your grandma with dementia? Your aunt with cancer? Shut up.
2) Wow. Percy is WAY too hyper for me.
That's why he's not your dog. He's a golden puppy, and its normal. We're working on it. You're not. If you don't like it, don't come over.

and the number one thing that I am sick and tired of hearing, and that people are going to start getting reamed for:

MAYBE it is for you. MAYBE that's why YOU don't have FIVE dogs. We handle it just fine, thank you very much. Now, kindly butt out.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:06 PM
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"Those dogs need a lot of exercise."

Yes they do.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:23 PM
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"Awwww, how big is he going to be when he grows up?"

"Can I pet your puppy!?"

Originally Posted by ThatCrazyGroomer View Post
Friends and family are ticking me off lately. I'm about to put a ban on having people to the house. The house is clean, the dogs are well fed, Percy is a bit on the goofy side, yes, but we're working with him.

MAYBE it is for you. MAYBE that's why YOU don't have FIVE dogs. We handle it just fine, thank you very much. Now, kindly butt out.
Okay, so, if people are complaining about Percy, I can take him. Strictly as a favor to you. Not because I want to keep him forever and ever or anything. NOT AT ALL. And we need to hang out. Let me know when you have some time - I miss you. <3

As to the last bit, tell them they can come back to visit when they are comfortable with you having five dogs. Until then, GTFO.
"and I dont play the victim, I own my stuff... but whatever blows your skirt up. "
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:32 PM
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They're so skinny!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:36 PM
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ARE THEY PULLING YOU/DO THEY PULL YOU?!?!? while they are clearly pulling me.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:44 PM
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What happened to his ears?!!?1!?
-He shook his head and they fell off. I taped them back on. Deal with it.

I've never seen a white boxer! Is he deaf/blind/crippled/rare/expensive/etc?
-White boxers are not uncommon, it's what happens when you breed for flashy markings. He is not deaf or blind or otherwise affected by his color (or lack of).

What are you going to do with them when you work all day!? (from my mom, EVERY WEEK when I end up working a full day on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sudnay)
-Same thing I always do. Either feed them and let the out before work and again when I get home, or take them with me. It's the same thing as LAST WEEK. Depending on where I work, it's either 8 hours or 11 hours. THEY WILL BE FINE.

He sheds.
-Yes, it is spring and he's a coated dog. He'd going to shed. That's what happens.

He's way too active.
-For you. Not for me. For me he's perfect.

-NO. Just, no.

I know I'm not supposed to pet him. So I'll just stare him down, bark at him, whistle, make kissy noises, and do everything else I possibly can to get his attention.
-Do you even know the meaning of "distract"? Or of "DO NOT"?

Are you training him?
-He's my service dog. He's fully trained, but he's always learning more. So yes. And no.

How long are you going to keep him?
-Until he dies. And then I'll keep his ashes until I die.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:44 PM
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"She'll grow out of it." ("it" being climbing fences, opening the pantry to pull food off the shelves, chasing cats, etc)

Um, no she won't. She's almost 9.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:53 PM
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No. There is no such thing as a "standard" aussie, he is a REAL aussie. There is no **** thing as mini aussies thank you very much.

"what a cute dog died 2 weeks ago..."

Seriously when did it become appropriate for people to go up to people with dogs and talk about their dead ones? Can you imagine going up to someone with a baby "we just lost our cousin..." SHUT UP. I REALLY DON'T CARE AND YOU ARE MAKING THIS VERY AWKWARD.

My friend Tom has an aussie, he used to x, y, z and blablabla

This is as mind numbingly boring as telling people about the dream you had. I don't know your friend tom or his dog.. nor do I care.

AWW You are so cute, what's your name?

Want an answer from the human? Talk to the human. But if you want to ask him go ahead, might not get an answer though.

He is so smart! I could never get my dog to ______

He is pretty smart, I also bothered to train him. Do not put your lazy owner syndrom and blame it on your dog. or put my hard work into the fact that he is just "smart"

How much did you pay for him?

Were you raised in a barn? when did this become appropriate conversation for STRANGERS. How much did you pay for that purse? Hey, how much were your hospital bills for that kid of yours?

Aww it's ok, I don't mind if he jumps

I do.

Can he have a treat?

Oh hi, cute child, I have some extra candy my pocket, can I offer your child one?
Seem weird? Yea, because it is. I watch what my dog eats and you are some **** stranger

Best case scenario it's some cheap grocery store treat and he can't have that anyway so...

You have a CRATE?! Ugh I could never do that to my puppy

Please stop implying that because I have a crate, I don't love my dog.
First of all, he likes it.
Second of all, that's probably why your 8 month old puppy still takes regular dumps in the living room.

Is that a bow tie?! Oh poor dog! What a silly thing to make him wear

He's a dog.
He doesn't give a ****.
I assure you.

You shouldn't call him ______, that's so mean

Once again, he's a dog.
He does not understand english.

Is he dyed GREEN?! That is so cruel!


Little Timmy, why don't we ask the nice lady if you can play ball with her dog or pet him since he seems so friendly

please stop using your child as a puppet. It's creepy.
Just ask me.

Where did you get him?

Planet Jupiter.



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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 PM
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'Whos walking who', as I walk Gage, Diesel and Bristol loose lead, while the jackasses boxer, on a giant chain leash drags him across the road to us o.O

'You can't seriously have a dog that big inside'

Yes, yes my 170lb dog is inside, he sit on our couch, sleeps in our bed and has better manners then your outside barking its fool bored head off dog does, but your right he belong outside.

'He must eat you out of house and home, my Lab eats 6 cups of dog chow a day, he must eat at least 10' (seriously can you imagine the poop?)

No actually he eats 4 cups of high quality food.

But my #1 most hated commet
"Where's your saddle"
Seriously if you can't tell the difference between a horse and a dog then Alberta is the wrong province for you buddy!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:56 PM
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"Look, it's a wolf!"

Never fails. So tired of hearing it over and over.
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