When Dogs Bark

A few weeks ago I went to the mountains to do some sledding with friends and family. We had two dogs with us. At one point while on the side of a snow covered dirt road, digging the car out of the ditch and letting the dogs play in the snow. A couple comes walking down the road, the other dogs starts barking, which caused my dog to bark. The other dogs owner grabs her and I just say to the guy, “don’t worry she’s just barking she won’t bite”. His response, “you need to grab your dog before I hit it!” Well, let’s just say I wasn’t too happy about that, and let him know with a few words he better not even come close to hitting my dog. His response this time, “I don’t like to hit dogs but I will if I have to.” With a step closer to him, “I don’t like to break peoples noses either but I will if I have to.” At which point he got the hint, shut his mouth, and kept walking.

There is a lesson to be learned here, besides the lesson that the guy is just an A****hole. The lesson being, if you are out hiking and scared of dogs, just ask the owner to grab him or her. Because when it comes to pets, people tend to be a little protective, and not everyone is as nice as I am.

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