Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Boy is playing video games for an hour while my niece and The Girl play tea parties.
This is a good time to take a few minutes and let y'all know that I have a dog who is a total pain in the keister.
This morning she got kicked out of the groomers.
This the second groomer that has actually kicked her out for being aggressive.
I do not know why she is acting this way. She has always been a spaz (she's an Australian Shepherd mix, adopted from the pound) but being kicked out of two groomers within five months is not happy for me.
You know what didn't help? The old lady, holding her tiny "non-aggressive" lap dog in the lobby of the groomers, who chided and rebuked my son while I was trying to collect my catty canine.
(The young female groomer was apparently so frightened by my pooch, that they asked me go to the back of the joint to retrieve her from the kennel.)
Meanwhile, my sweet and tenderhearted boy waited in the lobby with his sister and cousin. The lady accused asked him if he "ever teased our dog" and if he "ever played rough with it", because "that's what makes dogs aggressive".
He has done nothing to make this dog aggressive. The Boy is all boy, but he is also very gentle. He wouldn't hurt a fly, much less our dog.
It's his mother she should have been worried about...
Listen, I am as peaceful as they come, but let me tell you, had I been in that room while she pointed the finger at my boy... well, it would have made my problematic pet look docile.
This ladies suggestion (to a ten year old boy) was to take it to obedience school.
Great in theory, but here's the thing...Kona knows sit, heel, stay, lay down, and all the basic commands. And she does them almost perfectly when we are in this house. But, if we are ever in the company of some else, she goes ballistic and will not listen or obey.
Seriously, she is a smart dog until some body else is watching.
No really, it's true.
I am wavering between irritation at that lady who was making a really hard situation THAT MUCH WORSE, and shame that my dog got kicked out of the groomers. Again.
I was trying so hard to maintain a good reputation in this town!
Now, I guess we'll have to move....
Posted by Kellie A at 3:58 PM