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whittakeramy
25th March 2011, 06:51 PM
I was talking with a fellow dog owner on facebook today (not a cavi but a husky) and we were having what i thought was a normal conversation then she started talking about my mimi being a rodent dog and every little rodent dog she has ever know has dies of a tumour....how harsh is that???

Am i right to be upset by this??

From what i have seen there are so many other types of dogs that are smaller so why should mine be called a rodent just because theirs is the size of a small horse???

Zumie05
25th March 2011, 09:55 PM
Some people are big dog fans, some little dog fans. I would be furious myself, but don't let it get to you. Your dog is not a rodent, and probably will not die of a tumor. Just goes to show how un informed this husky owner is, or hopefully she was just fooling around with you.

Tell the husky owner that every husky you have ever met has died from being hit from a car due to escaping the yard, and owners have drowned in their massive amounts of shed hair, and that they bark too much, and are stubborn to train (of course with a touch of sarcasm)! They are crazy good escape artists and shed like no other dog breed I have ever known.

afoley
25th March 2011, 11:21 PM
I agree ..... that was rather insensitive. Probably just jealousy that the Cavalier is the most beautiful dog in the world :p

sins
26th March 2011, 12:28 AM
I have a dizziblonde neighbour who used to call my girls "horrid little rats".
She had a habit of arriving into my kitchen in the mornings to borrow milk/bread/sugar etc...wearing a fluffy white dressing gown.
When the dogs would rush to greet her she always jumped away and squealed " Go away you horrid little rats"!
What goes round comes round....and one morning she arrived unannounced into the kitchen...
Holly grabbed one edge of the dressing gown,Daisy latched onto the other...and pulled in different directions.
Poor woman should have worn something underneath.
It nearly caused the death of my poor husband who almost choked to death on a spoonful of Cheerios...

Sins

lovecavaliers
26th March 2011, 12:50 AM
That is a funny story Sins:o I guess what comes around goes around.

As to the husky owner, I feel bad for her, she is obviously stupid or has a strange sense of humor. No one should say that about any breed or mix. However, I am biased towards the cavies.

waldor
26th March 2011, 01:22 AM
It nearly caused the death of my poor husband who almost choked to death on a spoonful of Cheerios...

Sins

Thank you for my LOL of the day!
:rotfl:

anniemac
26th March 2011, 01:22 AM
Sins! That is so funny!!

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waldor
26th March 2011, 01:24 AM
Am i right to be upset by this??


Yes. IMO, the comments were rude and uncivil. If someone said that to me about my dog, I would keep my distance from that day forth. Life is too short. And I can hear my mother's voice now ----With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Daisy's Mom
26th March 2011, 03:13 AM
It was rude, no 2 ways about it. "Big dog people" seem to feel perfectly entitled to call small dogs all kinds of nasty names and say horrible things about them. It drives me crazy. It's kind of like a macho thing, I think. I personally don't see the glory in having a huge dog who makes huge messes, trashes your house, and can take out a small child if they have a sudden urge to do so. Just don't see it. But, having said that, I also don't feel entitled to go around telling big dog owners that I don't like their dogs. Actually, I like all dogs, and although I have a strong preference as to size for dogs I want to own myself, I like all of them, as long as they are friendly. But I only ever want to live with a small dog for all the above reasons.

She sounds pretty nasty and opinionated. I always think that people who say they hate small dogs have never owned one, they have just met a few overly pampered ones who are very high strung. There's no reason a 5 pound Yorkie can't have the same personality as a Lab, if it is socialized well and treated like a dog and not a toy.

Ddavis
26th March 2011, 05:53 AM
As bad as someone insulting your kids! Just not something you do (or at least I don't think so). You might think what you like, but some things should just not be verbalized.

Sins ... your little story had me in fits of laughter ... could just picture the scenario. :-D

whittakeramy
26th March 2011, 06:58 AM
Thanks all, i didnt know if i was just acting all 'first time mommy' about it, like she was singling out Mimi but sins seriously made me cry with laughter. I myself love all dogs (thats a little bit of a lie there are a couple of breeds that freak me out lol) and i would never voice my opinions like that to the person, i have had some puppy envy before whith a few people who got puppies around the same time as i got mimi and it was like they would have a problem that they didnt get as many comments on their puppy pictures as i did but in the end we all dot the puppies for the same reason (i hope) and i fell if these people were to meet mimi or (or any other cav for that matter) they would realise they are not as fragile as they think they are and do like to run and play and get into trouble just as much as a big dog..

ByFloSin
26th March 2011, 08:49 AM
Before we had Cavaliers we had a Minature Poodle, who was quite a character and game for absolutely everything.

When our youngest teenage daughter got her first boyfriend he wouldn't be seen with a 'silly little poodle', but all that changed when they took Mandy for a walk in the local forest. They must have done 10 miles there and back. Ben was so impressed and my daughter told me the dog had more energy than the two of them put together. He never laughed at that dog again or called her 'a yappy little rat' :fool:

sins
26th March 2011, 10:01 AM
Seriously though,I would "unfriend" this person.
Her comments were hurtful and immature and most people would have stopped making those type of remarks in the school playground afer age 7.There are plenty of really nice people to chat to on FB about dogs and cavaliers.
What matters was the fact that you were upset.
Your dog clearly means the world to you and it's only natural you would feel defensive on your dog's behalf.
Hope you feel better about it today!
Sins

Davecav
26th March 2011, 10:56 AM
I would unfriend them too, she should know that personal comments can be very hurtful.
With friends like that - who needs enemies?

whittakeramy
26th March 2011, 12:34 PM
She has been unfriended, i am still bothered by it but in trying to not let it get to me, all i have to do is to look into Mimis eyes and it makes me realise that no matter how big or small she is my heart is over flowing with the love from her.

Davecav
26th March 2011, 01:05 PM
She has been unfriended, i am still bothered by it but in trying to not let it get to me, all i have to do is to look into Mimis eyes and it makes me realise that no matter how big or small she is my heart is over flowing with the love from her.

Too right, anyone who can't fall instantly and utterley in love with a cavalier can't be human!
Whenever I'm out with mine people want to stop and say hello - to her, not me.:(

jasperpaw
26th March 2011, 02:11 PM
So sorry you have had nasty comments from another dog owner. We are always having nice things said about our dogs when we are out and about, cavaliers seem to be very popular dogs with people. Everyone has the breed of dogs they like, but there is certainly no need to be rude about someone`s dog, they really are the most beautiful looking dogs and have the most wonderful temperament and your Mimi is beautiful so please don`t dwell on it. Sins - your post really made me laugh.

islewriter
26th March 2011, 02:15 PM
[QUOTE=sins;384441]I have a dizziblonde neighbour who used to call my girls "horrid little rats".
She had a habit of arriving into my kitchen in the mornings to borrow milk/bread/sugar etc...wearing a fluffy white dressing gown.
When the dogs would rush to greet her she always jumped away and squealed " Go away you horrid little rats"!
What goes round comes round....and one morning she arrived unannounced into the kitchen...
Holly grabbed one edge of the dressing gown,Daisy latched onto the other...and pulled in different directions.
Poor woman should have worn something underneath.
It nearly caused the death of my poor husband who almost choked to death on a spoonful of Cheerios...



lol, Cavaliers are highly intelligent, if only your neighbour was the same :badgrin: As for her regular borrowing, I would include 'Lactulose' :yikesin the milk, she may delay her visits as a result:badgrin:

As for the Huskey owner, a Gallon of Lactulose, should postpone her outdoor pursuits for a while and hopefully her vocal cords will endure the same treatment.

Love my Cavaliers
26th March 2011, 02:35 PM
We started our dog family with a German Shepherd who was really my husband's dog. He just loved and adored her. But our daughter wanted a little dog that would cuddle in her lap so along came Oliver, and then Riley, and then Maddie. They were like potato chips - I couldn't stop once I looked into their eyes and knew their personalities. And these were MY dogs. Long after our shepherd died and I wanted to get Oz, my husband said (lovingly) "No more weiner dogs". Of course he relented because he does truly love them, but there was one caveat. Oz's full name had to be "Oz, the Great and Powerful Weiner Dog". I don't care, because I have my four loves and I know his calling them weiner dogs is just his way of being affectionate with them, while still honoring his memory of our shepherd.

By the way Islewriter, I like your suggestion :badgrin:

anniemac
26th March 2011, 03:53 PM
My brother in law is a big dog or hunting dog fan. He was never rude but thought ella was a lap dog or small dogs in general. He was soon surprised to see that she had some hunting instincts. So glad you defriended her and like sins said there are plenty cavalier and other dog lovers on facebook. She doesn't need any reason to even respond

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team bella
26th March 2011, 04:14 PM
Anyone who was so disrespectful of me and my 'family' would be unfriended straight away :mad: You've done the right thing.

Sins your story about your neighbour is pure class:)

Desrae
26th March 2011, 04:54 PM
You are totally right to feel as you do. I would be really offended! Rodent? Jeez. Don't let it bother you too much, some people just open their mouth and insert foot too often.

whittakeramy
26th March 2011, 05:12 PM
when we are out everyone loves her and when we have met another one they have said just how much attention their dogs get and not them.

I understand what people are talking about when they say they couldnt stop at one, i have only had mimi for 7 months but i already want another one, but at the moment im not allowed as at the moment i am living with my parents until my wedding next year when we will move in together then i would like to get a black and tan.

mommytoClaire
28th March 2011, 03:44 PM
I too am glad to hear you unfriended her. Of course, she won't realize it till she tries to post something on your wall.

But, you know, some people just feel the need to make themselves feel superior. Drives me nuts. I have had a bigger dog (many years ago), a Golden. Excellent dog......great personality. But, bigger dog, more hair, more clean up, and more trouble getting others to watch the dog should you need to go away for a weekend. My family adores Claire and all fight over who will get to watch her should I go away for a weekend.

What I don't get, is what it is that makes some folks believe they can say whatever they want, insulting or not. Crazy, and rude.