The Venting Thread

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by *blackrose, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    It's terrible! It doesn't help that I'm having a really stressful time today. I just want to be rich so I can constantly travel the world with my husband and dogs- is that too much to ask for?
     
  2. sassafras

    sassafras mushinois

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    This is not the vent, this is background:

    I am very lucky that I very, very rarely have any kind of bad experience at my dog park. It is on acreage, is a hike/walk through style rather than a congregate/Thunderdome style, I usually go at very slow/off-peak times, and you need a permit so that tends to prevent anyone and everyone from showing up. Most of the people there are very dog savvy and have dogs who are experienced and appropriate for the park, at least the people who I see there at my regular times.

    Having said that, there is a dog we see there every so often who really doesn't belong at dog parks. He charges and barks like crazy at dogs who apparently (to my eye) he feels threatened by. The lady KNOWS this dog does it because she ineffectually pleads "Dog... don't bark. Dog... don't bark!" as he's creeping up on other dogs, which has no effect on the his behavior whatsoever. So far I've never seen a fight, he just seems to want to run other dogs off.

    Although I always avoid them, it doesn't matter so much when I'm there with Pip because Pip really doesn't give any effs about other dogs and just ignores this dog completely, so the dog gets no reaction from him and just sort of peters out.

    When I am there with Squash, though... one time when we were leaving the park I didn't see that they were between us and the exit, and the dog charged Squash and really scared him. I had to ask her to get the dog so we could leave, she was just standing around chatting with someone and letting him do whatever he liked. Since then, if I show up and her car is in the parking lot we just go and do something else, if I see them from afar after we're already in I go a different way (there are plenty of side trails through the woods so it is easy to avoid anyone in particular). Squash definitely recognizes this dog so he is perfectly happy to stay away from it.

    So here is the vent.

    Today, I saw them approaching as we were starting to head out. We had just passed a big fork in the path so no big deal, I call Squash back and we go down the side path. The dog starts to follow us and the woman predictably starts calling "Dog... don't bark! Dog... don't bark!" Sigh. So I put myself between Squash and the dog and as it's creeping up on us I puff up and take a few steps toward it and say NO, GO! The dog goes back to its owner, who clearly saw the whole thing, and she says... OH GOOD DOG, DOG! GOOD DOG!

    Wait, whut? I think she thinks her dog listened to her begging him not to bark? Even though she saw me rebuff his approach? I mean, I know she doesn't really think her dog's behavior is a big deal in the first place, but... now she thinks he listens to her?

    Le sigh.
     
  3. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Neither of my vets have any appointments until Wednesday for Payton... I e-mailed Auggie's breeder asking her opinion on if I should wait until Wednesday and told her I really hate to wait on eye problems. She said she doesn't like messing with eye problems either and bets he probably scratched his eye. I bet she's right actually - he likes to rub his body the entire length of the bush at my parents house and he probably scratched his eye doing that.

    So I've asked her take on who else I can take him to. I can probably take him up to the vet who's just up the highway here, they are walk-ins only so will almost definitely be able to see us (they always were when Auggie was a puppy.)
    BUT this is the vet who turned me away with a poisoned Auggie in my arms, botched handling Kota, and I'm almost positive killed Happy.
    So I don't really want to. Even though I know this is so relatively minor it's probably no big deal, and if I can get a stain done and put him on antibiotics right away I can still have him looked at by our chiro vet on Wednesday and she can make sure it's not getting worse.

    But I still think they killed Happy.

    And it's hard.


    Hopefully she will suggest another vet in town who is competent enough to handle an eye problem and I won't have to go to them. Because otherwise I will probably cry when I get there, sit through the entire appointment suspicious and possibly making a face like this:
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    and then probably cry again when I leave.
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Good God they have nothing to offer you until Weds? Would they let you sit and wait and see you between appointments when they have time? I don't like waiting on eyes either. Sucks that they don't have something to offer you.
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Still in the waiting room at the hospital. My appointment was for 1:45. It's 2:20 and they haven't even sent me for xrays yet
     
  6. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Doctor comes in, says "you had your surgery?" All casually..


    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
     
  7. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    I hope your jaw isn't bruised from hitting the floor! o_O What was he talking about??
     
  8. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Hahah yah...

    It was nothing. I guess they had my hospital card on the wrong file, so he read my name on the card, and then read the file that said complex ankle fracture. He was like "wow, they were way off..."
     
  9. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    OMG hahahaha. That's... funny and scary all at the same time.
     
  10. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Was looking forward to spending the day with Rick, as he had today off.

    Got called into work. ):<

    I'm glad he's got a job, but ffffuuuu other employees for being unreliable. That's the second time in like, three days.
     
  11. Lyzelle

    Lyzelle New Member

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    HE IS SO ****ING INSANE. HIS MOTHER IS INSANE. I DO NOT COMPREHEND THIS LEVEL OF PURE IDIOCRACY. WTF. YOU ARE DIGGING YOUR OWN **** GRAVES.

    UGGGGGGHHHHHH.

    My head is going to implode.
     
  12. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Why do I stress about every little thing? Something goes slightly wrong? END OF THE WORLD.

    I need to stop. It's not helping anything at all. It's just making me miserable. But I've always done that and gotten anxious about things that I shouldn't get worried about.
     
  13. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Hockey is stressful D:

    I'm also having an internal battle. I feel dirty, as a habs fan, rooting for Boston. But the only other option is Toronto and.. well... It's Toronto.

    SRS problems
     
  14. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    WTH? How did I not know you were a habs fan?

    That being said, i HATE HATE HATE Boston. I hate TO because it's the rivalry but I HATE Boston especially after the Patches fiasco. They have no respect for the game soi had to root for TO
     
  15. FG167

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    I've found that by repeating how I WANT to feel to myself, it really helps (this is long term of course...unfortunately, years LOL). Example, if I am SUPER nervous about a job interview - I just repeat to myself I've done a ton, I almost always get offered a job, I know what I'm doing, I am a good fit etc etc I kind of sell myself...to myself. That goes for almost anything...seriously, took me about 1-2 years but now it's so annoyingly natural that my positive friends sometimes snap at me for being so optimistic (I used to be the girl that no one told things to because I was SUCH a pessimist).
     
  16. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    People shoving unhealthy food at me all the time and not quite understanding what I'm doing or why I'm doing it as far as exercise goes.

    It's exhausting.
     
  17. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I have an aunt like this. She even goes as far as to say I am feeding my dogs the wrong food ... Of course she feeds TOTW :/
     
  18. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Uuurgh I have to drink a pint and half of water and hold it and not wee :( Im off for a scan and I have to drink it an hour before my appt.. And it's a 40 min drive there anyway, and I have a bladder the size of a pea, and I might actually wet myself today :D they need me to have a full bladder... They are pushing it!!

    I'm 3/4 of a pint down, I went for a wee before I started, and just thinking about it is making me want to wee already LOL

    And I feel sloshy... I should drink more really.
     
  19. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    I had to do that too a while back - when they went to do the scan it was too full! LOL So obnoxious!
     
  20. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Ugh people never cease to amaze me............................

    There has been an influx of ACDs here both in rescue & the local shelters all the "owners" said when they were surrendered that they were dumping them off because they were "herding everything in sight" :rolleyes: Well DUH ... THEY ARE A HERDING DOG!!! :wall:
     

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