- Sep 22, 2009
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I’ve had several dachshunds and wouldn’t get within 5 feet of one I didn’t know very well, and yes, if you were close enough for a wiener dog to rear up and bite you, you were too close.
I don’t like getting too close to people in stores anyway (call it situational awareness or I just don’t like most people…whatever), so if someone is blocking an isle (Atwoods, TSC, or grocery store), I just go to the next isle and come up from the other end.
Unlike most of y’all, I don’t have a problem with someone taking their dog into Atwoods or Tractor Supply, but I don’t want to see a dog in a grocery store. I don’t see taking a dog in as something to garner attention, and the people I see with their dogs in stores have them better trained than most of the kids that are allowed in.
I’ve taken my Boykin in TSC a couple times and have had people want to pet her, and I tell them that she doesn’t like strangers. It’s a bald face lie, because she loves everyone. However, I don’t know where those folks hands have been and don’t want them getting their nasty funk on my dog.
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The story you replied to and yours brought up a childhood memory of mine. My mother had a miniature runt wiener dog. Her name was Heidi. She was an ornery little Ginger wiener dog. Anyways the story is she would stand up leaning on the front storm door to look outside. Occasionally barking at passers by. This time it wasn’t latched. So she pushes the door open while standing up on it and darts outside. We hear this horrible yelping squealing sound like we have never heard before and think she’s been torn apart and killed. We go running outside and it is the oddest site that I’ve ever seen.
A few houses down the road our neighbors the Dabs had a giant Scottie dog, one of those big Airedale dogs. It’s name was Libby short for Liberty. Anyways we saw liberty darting around out front in the yard under our tree. We hurry running outside thinking Liberty is hurting Heidi bad.
But when we get outside to our puzzlement we see this giant 150 pound Airedale dog running for dear life from this tiny little 7 pound wiener dog. Liberty is doing donuts and figure eights just trying to get away from this mini monster. Just picture this huge dog full arch, front feet to back feet, tail tucked full throttle running for dear life and not knowing where to go. Heidi chasing it sounding like she was the one being killed. The highest most shrill YIPE YIPE YIPE YIPE YIPE. We go from horror and dismay to laughing our butts of hilariously
Needless to say we got our little demon dog and Liberty separated but the incident probably gave Liberty some type of dog PTSD of little Wiener dogs the rest of her days.