Saturday, January 18, 2014

On dogs and babies...

She has a lot of good points. I saw this when Mad Dog bit *Little Wednesday* when she was 2 or 3. The problem wasn't Maddie (The 6 lb shitz tzu I lost a few years ago), it was the adults in the room who weren't paying attention and making sure the interactions between the toddler and the dog were safe for everybody involved. Myself included, I knew better, but I had too much "YOU ARE NOT A/HER PARENT SO YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND AND YOU CAN"T DISCIPLINE THE CHILD" dancing in my head to do just do anything about it. (I have gotten over that since then. I no longer care what people think because I am 32 and I have two nieces and three godchildren and dammit, I may not have any of my own but I am not an idiot about kids. Do NOT let a toddler chase a tiny dog past their tolerance point, especially when the dog is already scared)

For the record, I was so upset about the incident I just mentioned that I almost killed my dog over it.  I'm glad I didn't.  It wasn't the dog, it was the humans.  She was defending herself, and the three of us grown humans had our heads clear up our asses.

**name changed**

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