A few days ago I was walking Chet behind our house when we met a woman walking two Westies. Before I let Chet go up to them, I asked her if they were friendly. I do this as we’ve encountered a lot of dogs that, while I’m sure are usually perfectly lovely, do have issues with Chet. Sometimes it’s because he’s on-leash (he’s a husky, duh), sometimes it’s because they’re just tiny and he’s huge, sometimes they’ve been attacked, sometimes they’re just jerks. Who knows, in their doggy ways I’m sure some of them sense he’s getting frail and blind and just have to be big dog. There are tonnes of reasons, and I just check to make sure the owner feels they won’t feel threatened.
The woman said they’d be fine, noted that the older one might be a bit standoffish. She barely had the words out of her mouth when a (dogless) woman, who’d been biking towards us passed and tossed this garbage over her shoulder, ‘She should be asking you that. He looks dangerous.’
I get why kids, who are used to seeing huskies on TV and movies are a bit intimidated by my 92lb guy, but she really should have known better. I get the feeling she probably
supports breed bans too just needs a few more puppy kisses in her life. Anyone else out there deal with irrational reactions to their pups? Any witty retorts I can keep on hand for next time?