Friday, April 03, 2009

Dear random 13ish year old boy,

Hi. It's me, the dog lady. We met the other day at Sublette Park, remember? Yes. I was the one with the doberman with the one hanging out with two kiddos. You came over and asked to pet the dog. I let you. You talked to her and told me how pretty she was. You also freaked out when she licked your face. You're 13. Things like that should not gross you out yet. Anyway, you asked to walk my dog around the park. I said yes. You were sweet to her, at first, and then you began tugging on her least too hard and forcing her to climb the jungle-gym. I told you she would not willingly go down the slide. I don't know if you heard me. You began walking her around again and then let go of her leash. I guess I understand but I really now regret letting you walk her. You forced me to write a letter to an anonymous dog-walker we'll call blondie. It wasn't your fault but please don't be offended if we meet again and I do not let you walk my dog.

Dog Owner

Dear Blondie dog-walker,

Hi, I'm the owner of the dog that picked a fight with your dog the other day. I'm really sorry. You see, this random 13ish year old boy at the park asked to walk my dog. I should not have let him, but I did. He must have walked my dog into your direction and decided that our dogs meeting would be a good idea. It wasn't. My dog freaked out. The 13ish year old boy dropped her leash and you were caught in the middle of my dog attacking your dog and your dog awkwardly trying to defend itself and get away. You seemed scared at first and then you seemed really mad. I'm sorry. I really am. I realize how my dog can be sometimes but I promise you she is quite a sweet dog. Anyway, I'm sorry. For what it is worth, I am sorry. I learned a great lesson that day: don't let random kids walk my dog. If I see you in the future I'll apologize again. I don't think you really heard me or cared when I said it the first time. But again, I understand.
One question: were you in cahoots with the random Italian preachy lady at the stop sign? Because she definitely stopped traffic to roll her window down and yell things at me when we walked by. Just wondering. It made me feel all the more awkward and un-fit to be a dog owner.

Thanks and again I am sorry,
Owner of the dog that kind of attacked you and your dog


The Lucht family said...

This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. It is hard to say "no" to kids. . . even 13 year old, idiotic ones. :)

Mama Hutch said...

So how 'bout the fact that the kid totally tricked us into thinking he was 'with' those other moms...grrr. Lulled us into a sense of security. Darn kid.

And that old lady. I.was.angry.