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pinkpuppy
13th March 2008, 09:11 PM
I was at the pet shop looking for some spring toys and treats for Tricky today. The store was filled with new puppy owners looking for things for their precious new fur babies. Well, it is spring almost. This lady had a 12 week old Bernese Mountain puppy. I don't know what got into my little guy today, but he was barking at another customer that strolled in without a pet. He kept barking and would not quiet down. The lady with the Bernese pup told me I should use a choke chain to keep my pup under control. :eek: Then she asked me what kind of mutt is he?:mad: I was so mad could not get any words out of my mouth. Paid for my treats and new toys scooped up my baby and left. I just can't believe the nerve of some ppl using a choke collar of all things to control a dog!:(

*Pauline*
13th March 2008, 09:20 PM
Some people are so snobby, don't worry about it. :hug:

pinkpuppy
13th March 2008, 09:54 PM
Thanks, Pauline. :flwr:

edit: it was a pricey "pet boutique".

babs
13th March 2008, 10:06 PM
The cheek of her calling your CAVALIER a mutt!:mad: I dont think so:mad:
I wont say what I want to say really..I have manners :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

murphy's mum
13th March 2008, 10:08 PM
People should learn to keep their opinions to themselves eh? Especially when they're not asked for:mad:

Anyone with any experience of Cav's would never have suggested such a thing. No one has control over what can upset their dog and set it off:rolleyes:

Mutt indeed, I would have been spluttering at that comment like:swear:

Melissa
13th March 2008, 10:09 PM
I would have been fuming! I've had a few people ask me if maverick was a beagle.....

Elaine 2
13th March 2008, 10:11 PM
The cheek of some people......maybe she shouldn't have a dog if she can't stand barking

frecklesmom
13th March 2008, 10:26 PM
I know it's hard to accept but some people are just a pain in the **@##

cy1266
13th March 2008, 10:39 PM
What a rude lady! :mad: If it makes you feel any better, my Miles has been called all sorts of things - a Golden Retriever :confused:, Cocker Spaniel, mutt, but the funniest of them all is that an older woman saw me crossing the street with him, and as soon as I got close to her, she said "oh, I though you were walking a cat"!!!! What?!? :eek: I was so shocked! I mean, I know there aren't many Cavaliers in my area (I've only seen 1 - a Blenheim), but seriously, a CAT??? Now if someone thinks he's a Golden it doesn't seem so crazy! :D

ppotterfield
13th March 2008, 10:42 PM
Should have said something like "Guess" and then asked her what kind of "mutt" did she have.:)

Actually, it really does not matter. What matters is that you love and care for Tricky, that he is happy and that you are happy with him.

Because Cavaliers are not that common where I live and Clumber Spaniels are even less so (actually everywhere), people frequently ask me if my dogs are mixed breeds, what breed are they or even if they are the same breed :yikes . I just use it as a gentle way to educate people. Sometimes you can tell it does really matter to the person, they were just making conversation, and so you back off, but often people are genuinely interested. I love to talk about different breeds, what attracts people to different breeds, etc.

Give Tricky a :hug: .

AT
13th March 2008, 10:46 PM
What a rude lady! :mad: If it makes you feel any better, my Miles has been called all sorts of things - a Golden Retriever :confused:, Cocker Spaniel, mutt, but the funniest of them all is that an older woman saw me crossing the street with him, and as soon as I got close to her, she said "oh, I though you were walking a cat"!!!! What?!? :eek: I was so shocked! I mean, I know there aren't many Cavaliers in my area (I've only seen 1 - a Blenheim), but seriously, a CAT??? Now if someone thinks he's a Golden it doesn't seem so crazy! :D


I had my king charles in my arms at the childrens farm were I work & someone said to their child ,look at the baby goat
LOL

cy1266
13th March 2008, 10:58 PM
A GOAT?!? Wow, I think that's funnier than a cat! :rotfl:

bimmerguy288
13th March 2008, 11:18 PM
I think one out of every ten people here who saw my Cav. knew what he was but they all said he was cute!

nubus
13th March 2008, 11:41 PM
never mind he maybe thought the same about her at least he knows hes a pedigree thats more than we can say for some ladys out there ooopsicon_whistling

pinkpuppy
13th March 2008, 11:42 PM
awww... Thanks for the giggles. :flwr: I don't know how anyone would think a puppy resembles a cat or a goat???:confused:

What bothered me about the conversation more is the fact she thought I should use a choke collar to discipline my lil pooper.

nubus
13th March 2008, 11:51 PM
well that just goes to prove what i said before about some ladys:rolleyes: as a real pet owner:dogwlk: would never has said such a thing a choker on a cavalier i dont think so:mad: and if a dog carnt bark well whats the point in having one my ruby barks at her own reflection :luv: when shes in one of them moods but thats what she dose best :D

hbmama
13th March 2008, 11:58 PM
I don't blame you regarding the choker chain. :mad: Those things make me cringe when I see people walking along and yanking their dogs so hard by the throat they are coughing and spitting. You used great restraint I would say. I would have been quite peeved, but it often serves no purpose to get into an argument with someone who is clueless and hateful no matter what. Your baby is absolutely 100% precious cavalier and since dogs have an uncanny sense about people, maybe was trying to tell you something about that person! :rolleyes:

pinkpuppy
14th March 2008, 02:24 AM
^Just told my dh and he said the same thing! "He's trying to tell you there is something wrong with that lady". I feel small in comparison with Everyday I learn something new about this breed these creatures they are infinitely sensitive and intelligent.

*Pauline*
14th March 2008, 02:37 AM
I had my king charles in my arms at the childrens farm were I work & someone said to their child ,look at the baby goat
LOL

That's so funny! :rotfl:

TriTitch
14th March 2008, 02:41 AM
We had a mixed day today me and Titch....on one hand we met another cav in pets at home and instantly he knew and they knew they were the same species!
On the other hand the vet I saw today pur him down on his vaccination log chart as a blenheim :eek:

Hes a goddam tri dont cha know rofl!

Hmmm theres a difference in colour!!

Hey,me,I dont give a fig what colour he is but it is the principle of it lol!

Cathy T
15th March 2008, 03:26 AM
A cat??!! A goat??!! Well, I've never.....but you gotta admit...that's funny!!

Anyone who would advise using a choke chain obviously doesn't "get" it, but you do and that's what matters.

I have so many people ask what kind of dogs I have. When I say they are Cavaliers I often hear "oh, I thought so...but isn't he big for a Cavalier??!!" Yep....he's large and proud of it!! ;)

pippa
15th March 2008, 03:42 PM
Gus has been called a King William... a Prince Charles......But worst of all ..He always gets mistaken for.......A Girl! some people have thought he was Pippin's mother...Oh the shame of it all...Poor Gus!


By the way I hate choke chains,my local petshop refuses to stock them.

Cathryn
15th March 2008, 03:53 PM
OMG!!! A choke chain, that brings back memories of Barbara Woodhouse (she had a dog training programme on TV when I was a kid) who's method was to put a choker on every dog give it a good hard yank and at the same time literally yell "Siiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttt!!" at the poor dog, no wonder they all behaved they must thought they were about to be strangled or de-cappitated! :rolleyes: :swear:

Ironically her nephew approached me for a puppy many years back and was very keen to point out he did NOT use his late Aunt's training methods,luckily I had no puppies available at that time!! :p

As for her "Mutt" comment, well, it takes one to know one eh?? ;) :badgrin: icon_whistling icon_devil

deborahjane
16th March 2008, 09:42 PM
How rude. Mind saying that, I was out walking my 2 Cavaliers and someone asked me where I had bought my 2 Yorkshire Terriers....:confused:. Some people are so ignorant!!

Anya
20th March 2008, 11:30 PM
How rude! Well, the other day at Pets Smart....well, Cassidy was there for puppy class and everyone who walked by the area was looking and pointing at her. One lady asked me what kind of dog she was and I told her. A few minutes later she came back with a pen and paper and asked my daughter to write it down for her! On the way out, a woman stopped me and asked to pet Cassidy and said she's always wanted a Cavalier and now after seeing Cassidy she decided she was getting one for sure! Its so awesome to get that kind of reaction from people so know that they are out there. Its the ignorant, snotty people who act so rudely...half the time they will just look at her and not even ask what kind of dog she is...better for me so I don't have to speak to them!