...thanks to these assholes.
No, but really. People at the dog park walk around with their dogs like they're queen bitch. They always look at the sheepdogs and me like we're the scum of the earth. I mean, I get it. The sheepdogs have horrible manners and burp and fart everywhere they go and feel the need to get up in everyone's business but they're happy and excited to meet someone new! It's not like they're out on the streets of Lancaster mauling children's faces off. They would never bite someone like that. Yet just because my dogs don't have the "proper dog park manners" everyone snubs their noses at me. I treat my dogs like they were my own children and it's like the other parents don't want their kids to be around the crazies of the town haha. They are fucking crazy dogs, it's just in their DNA though.
So now whenever I go out in public and Stanley is like cross-eyed and drooling and acting crazy I just tell people I saved him from the pound the beginning of last week and that the other owners must have not socialized him. I turn the hate into pity. It's not much better but it's a hell of a lot better than every single person acting like their dogs never do anything wrong. My dogs just have fun and they're adorable. If I didn't own them and I saw them out in public I would hug them and want them. I'm sheepdog biased though. So I don't count.
I act like they don't get any good attention, they do! Sometimes people take pictures of them on their cell phones when we're parked in a Turkey Hill parking lot waiting to use the redbox. Some people adore them and can't help but smile. Other's just nag and whisper to whoever they're walking with about how some people need to train their dogs. SCUSE ME, bitch. Have you ever owned an Old English Sheepdog? If all you can do is be rude to me then go be rude somewhere else because I'm enjoying my time watching my dogs be crazy and fucking happy. Plus, Old English Sheepdogs don't mature until the age of 3 and Stanley just turned 2. He still has an entire year of being an irresponsible puppy until he has to grow up a bit.