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jollygoose Wed 08-Jul-15 22:46:52

my dh and I went for walk through the park today quietly chatting when I almost went flying over a small dog that got under my feet. I was just about to keep walking when this woman yelled at me that I should apologise. I looked at hber gobsmacked she thought I should say sorry whether to her or the dog I`m not sure. Being a naturally confrontational (only if pushed) sort I announced that it was up to her to keep her dog under control she was outraged so mumsnetters was aibu?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 08-Jul-15 22:48:41

Was the dog hurt?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 08-Jul-15 22:52:05

Was the dog on a leash?

jollygoose Wed 08-Jul-15 22:54:29

I don1t think the dog was hurt he only made a tiny yelp and appeared perfectly ok

jollygoose Wed 08-Jul-15 22:55:02

posted too soon, no he was running free.

mildlymiffed Wed 08-Jul-15 22:56:27

Er... Sounds like it was accidental on both parts (yours and the dogs!)- so no need for either party to apologise!

FarFromAnyRoad Wed 08-Jul-15 22:56:45

Had you been ambling along completely unaware of the dog?
Well whatever - of course you shouldn't apologise to the dog grin - unless it apologises to you in which case it would be only polite to respond in kind

crustsaway Wed 08-Jul-15 22:58:08

Of course YANBU. The woman's bonkers.

CainInThePunting Wed 08-Jul-15 22:59:55

Dear me no, YANBU

usualsuspect333 Wed 08-Jul-15 23:03:34

I would have said sorry to the dog. I'm probably a bit bonkers though grin

crustsaway Wed 08-Jul-15 23:11:39

Actually, thinking about it so would have I said sorry to the dog. It would have been a natural reaction.

Would have told the owner to get lost though and put the dog on a lead next time as I could have fallen over the thing.

PixiePuffs Wed 08-Jul-15 23:17:30

In your opinion, the dog got under your feet as it was out of control.

In the dog owner's opinion, you stepped on her dog as you were not paying attention to where you were going.

No one's fault, no apology required, not worth worrying about!

BabyFeets Wed 08-Jul-15 23:48:19


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