to consider asking men walking really small dogs "Are you embarrassed to be seen walking such a shit dog?"

(86 Posts)
MamaG Mon 12-Jan-09 14:09:54

obviously I do not do it, but I always want to grin

MamaG Mon 12-Jan-09 14:30:37

Only the foxiest of ladies own labradors

Yes nametaken - it was the final straw for him that meant to him he was not 'young and hot' anymore but was instead old and married and shopping in supermarkets grin

within a month he was strumping his secretary.

she is so totally welcome to him

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Mon 12-Jan-09 14:31:59

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policywonk Mon 12-Jan-09 14:35:53

I have no problem with men walking small dogs, but my dad did completely piss himself once when out walking on Brighton seafront with DS1 (who was about two at the time); they passed two men with a tiny dog and DS1 shouted 'Look! A CAT!'. grin

MrsTweedy Mon 12-Jan-09 14:37:41

This is exactly why my dp insisted on a labrador instead of a terrier (although he now says we could have a border terrier as well)

Was one of DHs criteria when we chose which dog to get, that he would not look 'gay' walking it!

Had to be a manly sized dog!

Lionstar Mon 12-Jan-09 14:40:23

Well really, so now Mumsnet is doggist is it, shocking!

CharleeinChains Mon 12-Jan-09 14:41:39

YABU - 'shit dogs' are adorable, i want a chiauha (sp?) but dp wont let me as he wouldnt be seen dead walking it.

ThePregnantHedgeWitch Mon 12-Jan-09 14:43:24

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TinTerNetTigger Mon 12-Jan-09 14:46:14

Sorry but I want to hear more about Lauriefairycakes Ex!!!!! shock

During a hike with the scout troop the boys all stood to one side to let an elderly lady with a little, hairy dog pass through a gate. I was so proud of their good manners, until the last boy in the line said "Like your rat missus" blush.

I have also met a dachshund named 'Killer'.

DCat1 has a sparkly collar. She regularly pulls it off and hides it. I think animals know when they look ridiculous.

I was discussing with a friend how owners look like their pets. She asked me which type of dog she used to own. I said "..... a bassett hound?".

I mark the slow death of our friendship from that day.

pmsl at madamdeathstare grin

My friend also looks like her dog - she has a retriever - she's all long blonde hair, trusting eyes, slim and fit - dog and her interchageable

If I'm like my dog I'm short, stocky, short legs, excitable with a cute face hmm - feck, it's all true.....

<gets coat to join pound>

This thread is making me LMAO.

Makes me think of day in the summer just gone. Bloke had just had his (wild and curly) hair cut very short, as this is the only way he can keep it neat for work (RAF). He had put on an England football shirt because most of his other tops were in the washing because I am a lazy bint had been busy that week and the housework had gone down the pan a bit. He walked out of the door with our two rotties on their chain leads (they have chewed through too many leather ones for us to be able to afford to keep buying them) and it suddenly hit me that he could not look more chav if he tried! (We are very respectable and hardworking, I promise!)

He has always said that he couldn't walk a small dog though.

LucyEllensmummy Mon 12-Jan-09 16:12:53

"All Staffie and Rottie owners are chavvy skinheads with tattoos and an IQ of 60.

<gavel>

hmm. I have owned two rotweillers - would quite like a staffie - i have shoulder length hair, i don;t own even the slightest bit of burburry, i have a PhD and an IQ of 150!! oh, and im a woman!

My uncle had a chihuhua, you didn't mess with my uncle - then his son had one of the puppies, you didn't mess with his son either. I had a chihuahua too - would walk it alongside my rottie - do not underestimate the little dog!!

LucyEllensmummy Mon 12-Jan-09 16:14:54

oh, i do have tattoos though

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Mon 12-Jan-09 16:21:18

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Roskva Mon 12-Jan-09 16:24:45

We have pomeranian. He's tiny and very fluffy. Dh walks him. In fact, it was dh who wanted a pom. He is not a shit dog; in fact he has convinced many small-dog-hating humans that small dogs can, in fact, be very loveable grin

I was very offended when someone called him a fashion accessory though (the dog, not dh - no-one would call dh a fashion accessory) grin

LucyEllensmummy Mon 12-Jan-09 16:26:18

MNHQ - can we please have a "poking ones tongue out" smiley??

UnquietDad Mon 12-Jan-09 16:27:45

I have no dog or car. That makes me supremely confident, because I don't need to have such things as accessories in my life.

kickassangel Mon 12-Jan-09 16:34:04

was on a day out with family at bourton-on-the -water (cotswolds pretty village made for grannies)
two men were waiting outside a pottery shop whilst their wives bought ornaments, which they carried, and they also looked after the little dogs - who were so short they didn't even come to the top of their rather fetching socks-and-white-knee-socks-combo!

OrmIrian Mon 12-Jan-09 16:38:45

We dog sat a friend's cocker spaniel regularly a few years back. DH and I used to walk it in the park just before bedtime. He used to do what I said but refused to do anything for DH. Hence a 6'2 muscular skinhead was regularly to be seem wandering round the park at twilight yelling 'Trixie! Trixie!' with increasing desperation.

<sigh> Happy days... grin

sweetkitty Mon 12-Jan-09 16:49:59

It just plain wrong to have a dog smaller than a cat IMO grin

If I were ever to have a dog I would love a Newfoundland now there is a DOG, cannot imagine clearing up after it though and the food bills.

As it happens I only have cats that makes me a lazy person as you don't even have to walk them.

I would love a pet that actually likes it owners and is pleased to see them.

cheshirekitty Mon 12-Jan-09 19:33:19

Our Scottie had the unfortunate habit of thinking she was the size of a rottie.

Every walk was an adventure.

Believe me, I was not man enough to walk her, it had to be the dh.

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