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Re: OT was Andreas bites now dogs


If the guy treats dogs that way, it's a sure bet that he'd treat people that
way, given half a chance. I'd give him a wide berth. (and keep an eye on his
wife for bruises!)

I've always found our dogs great judges of character. Sounds like yours are,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 8:11 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT]OT was Andreas bites now dogs

> People are stupid..............
> Speaking of which, I have this "friend" and I use the term loosely, who I
> have decided is a complete idiot.
> My dogs, as you ALL know, are rescue dogs. So I have no idea what kind of
> background they come from. I DO know that Lennox is skittish of men, and
> can be of women if you move too fast. Austin is not afraid usually and
> really likes men. LOVES men most of the time.
> Anyway, when I first got Lennox this friend came over for a few minutes.
> When I introduced him to Lennox, rather than waiting for Lennox to
> contact with him (which you ALWAYS do when meeting a new dog) he just came
> over and tried to pet him. When Lennox tried to pull away  Jamie grabbed
> him by the scruff and pulled him to him. Keep in mind the whole time I"m
> saying Jamie stop it, you're scaring him, he's afraid of men. I didn't
> to tear Lennox away from him for fear of scaring little man even more.
> ANYWAY, last night Jamie came over to borrow duct tape (what man does not
> have duct tape?)
> He's been here since, with his wife and some others and pretty much left
> the dogs alone.
> Last night he comes in, starts basically speaking WAY too loudly calling
> the dogs, who BOTH jumped up on the couch with me he startled them so
> badly, (Austin into my lap who weighs 95 pounds) Came barreling over to
> couch and plops down by Lennox, who by this time is shaking and GROWLING,
> and KEEPS PULLING ON HIM AND TRYING TO PET HIM. I swear I honestly thought
> Lennox was going to bite him, which he didn't thank God, but I truly
> believe Jamie would have deserved it, and I usually would not say that. I
> do not like biting dogs. Hell I wanted to bite him. Again, I'm telling him
> to stop, you're scaring them, stop being so loud. And I"m trying not to
> loud for fear of upsetting them even more. He completely IGNORED ME! Is
> that an ass, stupid, arrogant, or just a combination of all three?
> I think I need to not answer the phone if he calls again. THe problem is,
> his wife and I are close friends, so what to do? I DO NOT want him
> terrorizing my dogs!
> Sorry for the vent, just had to share that one. I honestly am amazed at
> idiocy of  people.
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC

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