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      Bailey is not a bad dog.

      Took Zo to the vet because the hot spot on her tail came back. There are two waiting areas, both small. We sat in the larger one in the corner. No one else was there. Heard the appointment in the exam room nearest us. The dog, Bailey, had a possible bulging disc. The woman said that he was her daughter's dog and didn't want to do tests so rest was suggested. They come out to check out and Bailey is an elderly whippet mix.

      A woman comes through the front door carrying a dog. The front desk staff sings out "Oh! You're still carrying him!" The dog is large and turns out to be a four month old. He kind of weighs in at 28 lbs. Hard to tell because the dog is completely out of control. She puts him on the scale and he's everywhere, never with four feet on the scale. Clearly completely untrained and the woman just wants to be the center of attention in a "Look at me! I have a puppy!" kind of way.

      As soon as the dog gets off the scale, he heads toward Bailey who is standing quietly beside his owner's mother. He circles Bailey twice, the leads get tangled and he's sniffing without an it being reciprocated and his person is just untangling leads like this is perfectly normal. Then he heads toward us.

      I put up my leg between him and Zo. He's scrambling around and trying to get up on Zo who is sitting quietly beside me. Zo is sniffing but holds her sit but she doesn't want to be at the vet in the first place. I don't think she would ever do anything but this was a lot and the owner has zero control over this dog. And, honestly, my leg is right there but she's doing nothing to back off her dog.

      I'm looking at this dog and I look at the owner and I'm thinking that this isn't going to be cute in very short order. His entire life unfolded in a matter of seconds. This dog will be in a shelter in a year because he's headed toward 70+ lbs and she doesn't have a clue. There's no more carrying him around like he's a lap dog. She'll get pulled down on a walk and decide that there's something wrong with him, not her. And if she keeps this up, an older dog is going to correct this dog royally to the possible tune of a lot of vet bills.

      I looked her straight in the eye and said, very coldly, "I am not comfortable with this." It was like pouring ice water on her. She pulled him away and he went straight for Bailey again. Bailey immediately growled and snapped at him and I just looked at her and shook my head. Bailey's owner's mother said, "Bad dog!"

      You're not a bad dog Bailey. You're a dog who is behaving like a dog. And I'm with you on this one.

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      it's sooo sad when you see those situations. there isn't really anything you can say either. But the poor dogs are always the ones that loose out

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      Man, you had more patience than i would have. I've said to people "control your dog" before because F that! I hope that owner gets a clue before it's too late.


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      My vote goes to Bailey too.

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      Think we've all been in that position.

      Had Bandit at a specialist vet and there was another dog there on an emergency basis, obviously in pain. In comes a man with a dog which he proceeds to let greet every other dog. Man with the dog in pain really drew the line and I almost stood up and applauded.
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      If I see a dog approaching, I automatically say "my dogs are NOT friendly" and leave it at that. I used to say, "please don't let your dog get close" but that almost always earned a dirty look, so....go ahead, keep being upset because you can't let your dog go wherever it wants.
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      Sad story! Poor Bailey. I was at the vet on Monday with Asher. He was being such a good boy, sitting at my feet. Just a few corrections to help him stay calm. Other dogs all around. He was working so hard to contain his excitement. And I forgot the stinking treats that I use to help keep him focused on me. This very nice older man sits on the bench beside us and wants to pet Asher. He's talking to him, oh, you're so cute sort of thing and telling me about his yellow lab he had. He had a strong accent too. It took all I had to hold Asher back. He just gets so damn excited with people. Normally I tell the approaching people he's training and I work to keep him calm so don't reach out and try to pet or oodle. But this guy, I didn't have the heart to tell him to stop. He was much older. The girls at the front desk noticed and they went and grabbed me a room. I was stressed and annoyed at the same time. I work so hard to keep boy my boys in line. Sometimes.....I have a very difficult time. Can't imagine the life Bailey has in front of him.

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      I have sometimes intimated that Oban is sick and contagious. Or I cough and gag myself. That usually keeps people away.

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