I'm annoyed - as you can see from the post title. I just took my dogs down to our local dog park, as I usually do 2 or 3 times a week.
Oh, I just realised I haven't introduced you to my two dogs. I have two miniature schnauzers, Sam (the father, above - 11 yrs) and Max (his son, below - 10 yrs).
Okay, now you're up to speed, let me tell you the story... I walked into the park with my excited puppies on the lead (as they're supposed to be before entering).
When I got inside the gate, I nelt down undid Sam and went to undo Max when one dog jumped on us viciously, then about 3 others followed!
The "Leader-Bully Dog", as I'll call him - tried biting Max so I was pulling Max up by his lead to get him safe in my arms and the dog starting jumping on me and biting me!!
I was so stunned because three or four dog owners were just standing there, in a semi-circle watching unflinchingly as I struggled in a dust-cloud with these huge dogs!! Then finally a man came and helped out, getting the "Leader-Bully Dog"off us.
As soon as it was safe, I bent down and let Max off the leash. However, as I stood up the "Doggone B#*ch" owner of the "Leader-Bully Dog" said to me, "Maybe you should take him off the leash next time."
It took everything in me not to Jerry-Springer-skank-slam her to the ground, so I snapped back like a chihuahua, "Well I was trying, but some beastly dogs were jumping all over me."
Then she said, "Oh, yeah. Well... sorry."
How horrible was she? I really think dogs reflect their owner's personalities. I was so shocked that everyone was so complacent and just watched as I was jumped all over!
Once, my sister had a bad run in at a dog park in Scotland. She tried to protect the dog she was looking after (a friend's I think) and was bitten on the wrist! She still has a scar from it...
So then, it seems mean dog owners and their beastly dogs are universal, have you ever had a scary encounter?
*Status Report*: As soon as we got home, I gave both the dogs a bone. I am happy to report that they are both in a "contented" condition.