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Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 19:43:12

That when a small, wet, sandy dog came and stuck its head in my picnic and I pushed it away, its owner immediately called it and apologised.

It's the closest I've ever been to nearly having one of those MN dog situations.


MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Fri 12-Aug-16 19:45:56

Sounds like a dog owner who doesn't think everyone else loves their dog like they do and is considerate of others.

I like those dog owners smile

JoyceDivision Fri 12-Aug-16 19:47:23

Never mind. Maybe tomorrow a bull mastiff will hump the coolbox with an owner cheerily ignoring him until you ask it to stop and owner will then abuseyou verbally. Til then, have wine

Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 19:48:27

Yeah, but shouldn't he have sworn or told me not to touch dog.

That's what always happens on here grin

SupermanStoleMyPants Fri 12-Aug-16 19:49:16

A few years back after camping over night on a secluded beach we were hanging out around the tent watching the dog walkers. One friend was sparked out on the sand trying to get a few extra winks.

Next thing you know a young springer pup runs up, grabs our garlic bread and trys to jump over sleeping friend. Poor pup is too young and clumsy, lands it's podgy sandy and wet belly right on friends face and then scarpers quick as. Poor friend sat up in shock not having a clue what happened with the rest of us pissing ourselves at his bewildered expression spitting out wet sand. Still cracks me up. God bless that pup!

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Fri 12-Aug-16 19:52:12

These things that dogs do e.g. Ruining your picnics are supposed to be adorable guys.
If you don't find it adorable then you might offend the owner!

SupermanStoleMyPants Fri 12-Aug-16 19:52:18

Oh and owner spent ages chasing pup trying to get the garlic bread back to the whoops and cheers of us and the other dog walkers. They ended up joining us for a brew and a laugh.

Porg Fri 12-Aug-16 19:54:56

I took my dog for a walk on a dog friendly beach. I kept him on an extendable lead. I picked up his poo (which he did away from everyone on the beach). We had a lovely time and went home happy smile

LondonStill83 Fri 12-Aug-16 19:55:08

If it makes you feel any better op, a little white dog (don't know breed but looked kind of like a really small poodle / shi tzu mix?) growled and leapt at me and be owner didn't apologize. She thought it was cute.

I didn't- it scared me (only because I didn't SEE it until it growled and leapt at me, not because either its growl or its leap were particularly fierce) and, being eight months pregnant, jumped back and leaked a little wee. That was unpleasant.

Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 19:57:31

That's more like it London. That's what I wanted. Some outrage. Some lunch cool box humping

Sniggering at the garlic bread, though.

gingerboy1912 Fri 12-Aug-16 19:58:45

I feel disappointed for you that it didn't cock it's leg up and pee over your cool box and then trample through your dc sandcastle as it ran off. sad

Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 20:01:19

Yes, ginger, although that would only have been fun if owner had been fuming that dog got sand in its eyes.

gingerboy1912 Fri 12-Aug-16 20:05:58


MadamDeathstare Fri 12-Aug-16 20:15:06

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Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 20:19:40

Did it not just fuck off?

happypoobum Fri 12-Aug-16 20:27:04

I was out walking with happydog in open countryside and he had run a bit ahead of me, round a corner and out of sight. I heard some shouting, and started running....

A family had decided to camp in our farmers field, and were cooking their breakfast, happy dog ran right through their picnic blanket and grabbed a sausage off a plate.

I was very apologetic ( sorry OP) and they were very gracious and giggling. MN just isn't what it used to be sad

Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 20:28:40

happy could you not have sworn at them for poisoning happydog

PowerPantsRule Fri 12-Aug-16 20:30:44

My former in laws had a cat which they walked on a lead through the streets of London. Said cat shat liberally on the London pavements. They never picked up the shit - when I asked why, they said 'Because it's a cat, not a dog'. Like cat shit had diplomatic immunity.

happypoobum Fri 12-Aug-16 20:32:00

Yes! If it happens again I will scold them for giving him food because he has a special diet grin

Noonesfool Fri 12-Aug-16 20:36:16

Well quite.

Poor Happydog

Spudlet Fri 12-Aug-16 20:44:50

My dog has not done this for many years, because I have got good at stopping him. But his trick was to go up to picnickers, wag his tail, offer a paw, charm them into a false sense of security and only then dive in head first shockblush. Shortly before I tackled him, apologised, offered money / replacement food etc... shock Sneaky bloody spaniel bugger angry

He's a reformed character now, but dear god, the terrible shame...

Spudlet Fri 12-Aug-16 20:46:52

BUT he was very good today, had a lovely swim in the river and retrieved DS's hat every time he lost it, so he has redeeming features!

MudCity Fri 12-Aug-16 21:01:31

Having a dog / puppy means having to say you're sorry...again and again and again.

Spudlet I am with you on the terrible shame. Only the ageing process helped to calm our Lab.

That said, I love dogs and can forgive them just about anything.

PurpleTango Fri 12-Aug-16 21:03:01

I would have been fucking mortified if either of my dogs got anywhere near your picnic but chin up - at least the owner apologised. That seems to be a rarity amongst dog owners these days. Hope you enjoyed your picnic without unwanted teeth marks grin

KC225 Fri 12-Aug-16 23:54:18

I made one of those fancy picnic loaves that you see in the cookery pages. The ones where you scoop out the bread from a cottage loaf and layer the inside with things like mozzarella, basil, sundried tomatoes etc. It was to be the star of the beach picnic. Did my da da moment, everyone was suitably impressed. Turned round started to unpack the rest of the picnic then I heard the kids shouting. A SMALL, BROWN, WET SANDY DOG had appeared from nowhere and was humping my cottage loaf. No one was shooing it away, friends were yowling with laughter and DH was trying to take a photo. The owner came over, apologised and offered to reimburse me for the bread. I was gutted.

Could never make it again as my DH refers to it as a dog shagger loaf. He reckons it was a compliment, he can barely finish the word compliment without pissing himself laughing. If it was the same small dog, yoy are lucky he just stuck his face in your picnic.

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