We were on the way to the dog park recently. Just when HC was opening the gate – 3 kids with a tiny little mongrel puppy started shouting, “don’t come in – our dog will bite!!” HC looked at the little puppy (which she guessed about 2-3 months) and then decided to take the ‘risk’.

She told the kids, “in that case, YOU will have to control your dog.”

The kids continued, “really…. Don’t come in… our dog is a GUARD DOG!”

At that point, HC was trying hard to stop herself from sniggering.

(HC : I suspect the kids were too inexperienced to differentiate between puppy playbiting and real aggressiveness. Furthermore, the pup looked to be 2 months old and showed no signs of aggression. I am confident that Jack and Joey are able to handle this little pup considering he is only 1/3 of their size. I was also amused that they think their two month old pup is a GUARD dog…. heehee)

After we stepped in, the puppy wasn’t even confident enough to come greet us. Of course, both of us tried to sniff/hump him a bit to show him whose boss before our real boss (ahem) stopped us.

HC then tried to ply some information from the kids about the puppy.

HC : “Where did you get the puppy?”

Kid : “My brother’s friend sold him to us at S$300”

HC eyes popped – take another look at the dog, obviously a mongrel - black with slight tan markings on face, and LONG SKINNY tail and said “oh… that is too much to pay!”

Kid : “No… he is a rottweiler.. so it’s ok!”

HC : “he looks like a mongrel to me”

Kid : “No.. he is a Rottweiler.. maybe not so pure”


HC : I like mongrels and have seen enough mongrels and rottweiler to know the difference. But it is incredulous that some stupid backyard breeder would breed a mongrel and sold it off as a rottweiler. I pitied those that are conned this way. But then again, maybe it is a good thing for the kid to think that they have got a rottweiler guard dog? Perhaps they will treasure him more? Some people are more ‘breed’ conscious than others.


billiejean said...

Hi Jack and Joey,

I am laughing my head off! Ha ha ha.. This post is hilarious!


Joe Stains said...

Oh man I am going to try to pass myself off as a ferocious guard dog soon!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

**trying not to laugh**
I think I am going to pass myself off as a ferocious GUARD DOG (and earn some treats) and maybe Hershey can pass off as a panda since she's got the right markings (??).
The next time you see those kids again, can you please ask if they'd like to buy a panda for $500 (yes, pandas cost more than rotties since they are supposed to be protected animals).

Bae Bae said...

Oh... i hope those kids treat their doggie well..

~ Bae