As some of you may or may not remember, Maverick got bit a couple months back by a dog with some aggression issues (I reported the dog back then as well and was surprised to hear I was the first to put her and the dog on record). Well this afternoon for whatever reason, the owner of the other dog decided to "chat" with me (don't worry Maverick was on the small dog side while the other dog was on the big dog side). Conversation went similar to this (I'm in bold):
"I was just wondering, what days do you show up to the park?" "As long as it's sunny and I know it's dry up here then I come. Lately with the early closing time, I try to be here about 3:30 til closing
"So you come often and stay long I see. Well I work full time and I'm trying to figure out an appropriate time when you're not here to come as I know you like this side of the park" "That's considerate of you but I honestly have no problems moving Maverick to the small dog side when you do show up. But if you need to know, I never come in the mornings or before 3."
"Ok...well what is your schedule like? I've been coming every other week to avoid running into Maverick so both my dogs and yours can have a good time separately" (She began to take her poor attitude at this point, something I wanted to avoid as I've learned in past conversations) "Then what's wrong with me coming to the small dog side? The dogs don't interact, we have this fence to keep them separate and there shouldn't be any issues
"Well I was wondering if you could tell me your schedule so I can configure it around to make sure and make sure we get equal amount of time at the park" "Again that's considerate of you, but our schedules have nothing to do with this. As long as they are in the separate parts of the park then there shouldn't be an issue. Like I said I don't want Maverick to get bit again not by yours or any other dog for that matter, but with your dog's history I feel more comfortable not being in the same area. And as for "equal" time, this is a public park and either of us can come up anytime we want for however long we want.
"Ok...so there really isn't a day where you don't really show up? You come here often and stay long and I just want to make sure that my dog is socialized" "I understand you want to keep him socialized, but his issues are what's keeping him from being properly socialized. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to change up my schedule to accommodate yours, this is a public park which I pay an annual fee for and I'm going to enjoy it to the fullest extent. I don't see why there's an issue with me moving Maverick over when you're here. If you feel you're not enjoying the park to its fullest extent don't blame me, blame your dog for biting mine knowing that the dog has issues. You ruined it for yourself.
Things got a bit uncivil after this point, which I didn't like, but what's happened happened. I ended walking away before I said something I would regret and the lady just left.
Anyone else run into the owner of another dog that bit yours months later? This lady was never cooperative at any point after the incident. She refused to talk to me about her dog's history and instead gave me some sob story. I've seen her a few times between the incident and now, but she always took her dogs walking whenever she saw me in the big dog side. A few times I've moved to the small dog side to let her in, I thought this was generous on my part, so she went into the big dog side. What compelled her to come over to have a pointless conversation with me tonight was odd. The conversation didn't do anything, but get us both upset and just ended being another issue between us.
The whole time I just felt like she was saying or giving the vibe of "you're hogging the park and I can't enjoy it". I've spent the past few months TRYING to avoid her but not completely leaving the park as I know all that will come up is my blood pressure when talking to her.
Oh yeah, apparently that same dog has had issues with the other owners as well, so I have their support, but she targeting me for whatever reason. Just a very odd and meaningless conversation that only got both of us a bit angry.
There isn't a big enough "
" in the world for what I think of this lady