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    Hmm. I missed this thread originally, but my initial reaction is.. a Vet Tech, Yay! And how much schooling did you have to complete for that job? Just because this person worked in a vet's office doesn't mean she is qualified to go telling other people how their pets should be.

    Hopefully soon she will get the hint and leave Atticus be, unless she gives really good tummy rubs.

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    Personally for me, this is a dead giveaway 'She says she used to be a vet tech' I would use that...the next time she 'crosses the line' I would say something like 'You said you used to be a Vet Tech.....and now you are doing what? (I would infer, 'oh you must of gotten FIRED for being a crappy vet tech) LOL but...hey...that is me. Maybe give her a call up in the middle of the night with some off the wall Vet Questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Send Chris round to tell her to keep her sticky beak out of your business
    side note - sticky beak is my new favorite wine LOL

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    I would go one further and say: Oh, I didn't know you were an expert on English Bulldogs? I find it SO annoying when someone who is not an expert on the breed tries to give advice. Then smile really big and say thanks! And walk off.

    Ok, so I can be a bit of a bitchalina.


    Great advice from the others though.

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    This was a funny read, love everyone's responses! I agree he looks just right weight wise. I meet a lot of obese bullies and people actually think they should look super plump!


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    He looks great!! In that picture, I do not see a cherry eye. I would ignore her! She obviously does not know anything about a bulldog!
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    You are looking at one of those people who sometimes CANNOT KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT with regard to other folk's dogs. I am the nosy neighbor! hee hee! It's really rare when I do say anything --- in my neighborhood, it's mostly pampered Pomeranians and Miniature Poodles in little outfits that I encounter on our walks. (There's also two new neighbors; a couple of Pappillions (sp?) that are ADORABLE with those butterfly ears of theirs...) Anyway, I digress.

    A gal I see pretty often -- because we walk by her place every single day (she lives next to the park and clubhouse) got herself a rescue and I ran into them walking one day when she'd only had the dog for a day or so. I deduced immediately that the Puggle wasn't aggressive -- just VERY fearful and (instinctually, of course, he IS A DOG after all), the pup reacted by lashing out, barking and growling madly at my dogs --- when we were probably less than ten feet away. The new pup parent reacted by HITTING THE DOG. Um. Yeah. Now, getting all crappy with her, wasn't going to help her or the dog so this is what I did.

    I backed up about five feet with my dogs -- who, incidentally, are NOT using their noses like normal dogs and are in all likelihood threatening to this pup -- and that helped calm the Puggle. Then I said, "Well, hitting him isn't the answer." She looked embarrassed. I continued, "My dogs are too close and he is fearful. He's just reacting." We tried to speak for a few more moments but when she couldn't gain control of his behavior, I said, "It's best if we move on. He's too stressed. Best of luck with your new pup. He's adorable." And we left. Even when my dog's rear ends were pointed his way and we were a good 25 feet away, the Puggle didn't stop barking. Tough case.

    I ran into this same woman day before yesterday. She was out with the Puggle and was delighted to tell me (we were about 20 feet apart) that she and the dog were in behavior classes and the pup was really improving. At one point, the dog started to react and she squirted him in the face with a water bottle. (This wouldn't have been my choice but hey, what ya gonna do? It did work.) She and I stood there and chatted a bit and the dog sniffed around the grass -- did not bark. I said, "Good for you, getting him into a class!" I was genuinely happy. She said she's seeing progress with his fear issues. (I loved that part) I told her, "Hey, he didn't get to rescue by being the perfect dog; thank you for giving him another chance at a happy life." At this point, he started to flip out again, got another squirt in the mug and they moved on toward her place. She pointed the spray bottle toward my dogs and shouted something like, "Maybe they can be friends someday?!" And her wish is genuine. And I hope so too. That really would be amazing!

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    yea neighbors can be sticky. you dont want to get into it with them as its a small place but that would irritate me to. i like hhammond response. thank you but she is in good hands and is doing fine.

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    I understand that bc you legitimately saw a problem....not trying to be conceited but Atticus doesn't have any problems and that's why I get upset. If her advice was genuine and there was realistically a problem I would be appreciative evn if I didn't agree....

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    I think a lot of people think bulldogs need to be big and round but that is so unhealthy! He looks perfect to me!

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