Remember the post about Scooby and Coco?
I received over 15 comments on that post before Blogger went down on Thursday [I lost them] and it appeared that you all know me well enough to understand why I posted the way I did and agreed it wasn't too bright that Coco wasn't on a leash in that situation. Heck, even Jeannie agreed! [love you Jeannie :)]
Seems there is someone out in blog land that feels that I was over the top on that post and has taken me to task on it.
I give you joi:
"I think you should get a grip.
Why the name calling and the insults?
You are so self righteous. I wish you hadn't commented on Jill's post so I would never have clicked (by accident) on your self righteous, judgmental, dribble. Jill's posts are full of wisdom, grace and compassion as well as a desire to look at herself and others and find connection. I don't see how having her dog on a leash would have prevented or even helped the situation--it could have made it worse, if she would have started pulling on the leash in panic and your dog reacted. My dog (who is only 17 pounds) has picked up squirrels and rats, while on leash.
Things happen. Regardless of your assertion that you're not libel because the other dog was off leash I think you're looking for excuses. Splitting the vet bill would be the right thing to do. And people rarely learn lessons from people who try to shame them. You and your dog ARE partially responsible. And if you truly cared about dogs and their owners and wanted the dog-owner, to learn a "safety" lesson from this, kindness would have gone alot further. Plus, I'm sure you can't relate to someone carrying their dog--Your dog is really BIG. A tiny tea-cup pet is a very different experience. "
Kind of angry, isn't it?
I didn't realize that post would illicit such a strong response when I was simply posting about something I was upset about and truly believe in [leashing your pets.]
In fairness I did say to tell me I was wrong, so she has every right to do so. Heck even if I hadn't asked for it she is still entitled to her opinion.
I think the problem lies in the fact that this was the first post of my blog joi has ever read and does not know me. It may be an unfortunate post to walk into my blog on but I will stand by my words because I truly believe not having Coco on a leash was stupid [which is my worst "insult" btw] and that we aren't liable [not "libel"] for the vet bills. Had our daughter seen our neighbor coming up to her with Coco on a leash Wallene would've moved the dogs out of reach as she has been taught. I wasn't looking for excuses to get out of a vet bill [or shame anyone for that matter] and have been assured by the owner that we are not at fault and they are sorry they put our daughter in that situation. Just as we have apologized that their pet was hurt. Please know I posted about the situation to vent and would never, ever say anything of that nature to the owner in real life.
joi doesn't have a blog so I can't see if she is truly this angry all the time, but I hope that, in the future, she doesn't stumble across one of my tuna casserole or fried chicken posts that peezes her off.
Hope you all have a great Saturday. I am off to carry my 14 lb dachshund around the house because, y'know, I just don't know what it is like.
[Hey Snookie - is the font better. I couldn't change the color, but did the font for you. :) Let me know.]