Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wednesday to ponder

I can't seem to get the tragic story of Bear-Bear out of my mind tonight. For those of you who don't know about this horrible tragedy, here is the Baltimore Sun story covering the sad details.

Dog shot in dog park - Baltimore Sun

This Husky was known to our bloggy friends who confirm the description of Bear-Bear as a good boy who only played "Husky rough" and did not deserve this fate.

I keep thinking about how much time Lady and I spend in the dog parks and how friendly, but fearless she is. A year ago we were in a new park in Goodyear, AZ when she went to greet a large Pit-Boxer mix on-leash with his owner. The dog immediately attacked her and she stood up and defended herself. The owner reeled the dog in before it could escalate, so good for him. For the next 15 minutes the poor dog snarled and strained the leash to "get at" every dog that approached. Later the owner asked me if he could have the dogs meet and tangle again so that (and I quote) "Lady can put him down and show him who's boss". I was stunned, refused - then got angry at his ignorance and chased him out of the park. Makes me wonder what went down in Maryland.

To this day, I watch other people's dogs VERY closely to see what level of socialization they have achieved. I stay as close as possible to "The Queen of greeting at the dog park", 'cause you never know what kind of baggage dogs and owners are bringing into the park. Be careful out there....please.

6 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks!

It won't leave my head either - as well as many others -

Here is some more from a friend's FB:

Thank you to everyone who is working to share this information.. there are a few other pieces of information were left out of the article:
- The GSD involved was checked over and no wounds were found on him.
- The bullet that killed Bear was... a 9mm hollow point
- When Bear's owner arrived at the park there was another officer already in the park that would not allow Bear's owner into the park and he threatened to taser him.

A 9MM HOLLOW POINT?
AT A FREAKIN' DOG PARK?

Poor Bear-Bear was let down by two UNhumans - the first 'owner' and now this so called 'federal officer'

We appreciate your sharing this here

Sam said...

It's irresponsible to use a weapon at close range. It has been bothering me too since I've read about it!

Sam

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi KT! I got home last evening and read a few blogs and that was one of the first ones I read. It was so sad and disturbing to read about, and I hope that there will be justice for Bear-Bear for this senseless and cruel act.

I do know what you mean about "dumb dog owners," and the one you met and the officers (who certainly get no respect from me) involved in the case of Bear-Bear are prime examples!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! That is so sad and troubling. I do get a bit nervous going to dog parks especially if there's lots of dogs. I got bit by a big dog when I was only a year old so I'm very careful.
Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

JackDaddy said...

Some people just make me mad!!

Remington said...

It was just uncalled for....

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