Entitled dog owners and Bark Parks (dog parks for you non dog people)

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    mark47n
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    Today my wife and I took out pup for a romp in the bark park. After my dog ran herself down we walked the loop around the new playground, which is pretty awesome and on the return trip to the dag area we passed two women who were throwing a ball for their dogs…right next to but not in…the dog area. We called them on it, of course.

    I pointed out that they were right next to the off leash area.

    They said that they knew that but their dogs are small and there are so many big dogs. One woman said “Thank you!”.

    I said there was a dedicated are for small dogs. One of the women said “Thank you!”.

    They couldn’t care less. Alas, I was with my wife, who doesn’t always appreciate the way I do things, in my ever so direct fashion, so I left it there. If it was just me I would’ve taken the time to take their picture, posted it wherever I could, pointed out to everyone walking by that they were clearly ‘special’ and whatever else would’ve come to mind.

    They were precisely the people that make all of us dog owners look bad.

    I also think that the woman who thanked me for laying some knowledge on them was not really thanking me. I think she was being sarcastic and rude.

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    brendaleigh
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    #984030

    VBD
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    She was saying “thank you” instead of “no s**t Sherlock”. She was quite aware of the situation. As a dog owner who’s had my dog attacked in the off-leash area, I can understand her worry. Perhaps she was there next to the park on purpose to rehabilitate one of the dogs to the park after being viciously attacked. I, of course, have no idea why they were there, but perhaps you don’t either.

    #984032

    mark47n
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    VBD: Bollocks. As you were not there (unless it was you) the thank you was not thanks. It was akin to “bless your heart!” in the South.

    This is some pretty serious rationalizing that you’ve got going there. Are you going to take that on the road? Off leash is off leash. Being off leash and dog park adjacent just make you look even worse.

    I don’t need to know what their situation was. I feel no need to emote with them or empathize with them. I did call them out on their bad behavior, though and perhaps it needs to happen more often.

    #984046

    VBD
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    mark47n, it sounds like you were the one who was traumatized by this terrifying situation. Hopefully you are in a safe place now away from the scary un-leashed doggies.

    #984078

    newnative
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    haha, Brenda Leigh Johnson, Deputy Chief of the LAPD.

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