You may recall the house on our walk where the mean-ass black dog lived, and how the owners just left the mean-ass black dog, its running buddy–the white dog; and the old dog who always barks so that the other dogs know you’re walking by. And you may recall how terrified I was of that black dog, because it would often run right up to us barking and once tried to bite Mrs. Wigglebottom
And you may also recall how, over the past year, the black dog and the white dog have both disappeared (though the old dog has remained) and how the people in the house got an adorable German Shepherd puppy that the owner would walk around the neighborhood, while the old dog walked proudly behind them.
So, I will give you three guesses as to what puppy was standing unleashed in that front yard this morning when Mrs. Wigglebottom and I walked by.
Citizens of Earth, I ask you: How can this end well?
These aren’t people renowned for their ability to train up dogs to not be aggressive. And this is a dog that’s going to be too large to kick in the head when it decides it doesn’t like everyone walking by the yard.
I’m not a big fan of tying up dogs and leaving them out in the yard. I think it leaves them at a real disadvantage if they should have to defend themselves.
However, if you’re not going to fence up your yard and you’re still going to let your dogs outside unsupervised, put them on a fucking chain.
You know, I gather they got a big scary dog because they think our neighborhood’s not that great. Funny how it is that our neighborhood’s not that great because someone lets their scary dogs run around unsupervised and unleashed.