We're all humans and we don't change our colours just because we're communicating using IT.Robnc wrote:Wow, once again, I am amazed that even in here, on a chat board, people are so opinionated and quick to judge.
When I was a kid, we never had a dog, my parents always said two things that I passed on to my kids.fallraen wrote:hey, i'm a local. i totally know how you feel because i get the same reactions from other locals when i'm out walking my dog (big black labrador). my poor dog is friendly to everyone but when the my fellow country mates see him they give me dirty looks and i feel so sad for my dog because he has done nothing but to mind his own business. to make things worst, sometimes i hear them say "wa black dog", which makes me wonder if white dogs are friendlier. why the colour discrimination with my dog?
i also hate it when some crazy parents tell their kids, "don't touch, so dirty" or "don't go near, it will bite you". are you serious??? how is my dog so dirty? and why in heavens name will it bite the kid. why do you want to teach your kid to be dog-phobic? i can't understand this behaviour myself. it really seems to me that my other fellow country mates have alot to learn about pets in general
Yeah, lots of parents are guilty of spreading mis-information to their kids.nutnut wrote: 1. The dog's tongue is his flanel - it's not clean (i.e. it licks it's own backsides etc)
Fair point! Parents can't be right about everything SMS! Although, I won't be running out and telling my kids to let dogs lick their faces! it doesn't matter how many good enzymes you have, if a dog has been at it's own poop then I don't want it's tongue near mesundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, lots of parents are guilty of spreading mis-information to their kids.nutnut wrote: 1. The dog's tongue is his flanel - it's not clean (i.e. it licks it's own backsides etc)
A dog's saliva is filled with good enzymes. That's why dogs "lick their wounds" in order to heal faster. If a dog licks your wounds, you will actually heal faster. They know this and that's why they automatically will lick your wounds without being asked.
Wow, Robnc, where do you live?Robnc wrote:
I read there weren't too many dog friendly places, or dog parks, or as many pet dogs etc, so I understood the attitudes may be less tolerant, but no one actually wrote, omg people DON'T like dogs here, they will avoid you etc etc. I am learning how to cope, this is not my country, im a visitor, expats aren't universally loved here, let alone their dogs, i get all that...but i have a 6 year old pet I love and a 10 year old who adores her, and I took the chance. What I was saying is that I was and continue to be surprised at the intensity of the hatred and poor attitude toward dogs.
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