|Barked: Mon May 30, '11 9:39am PST |
You can walk away and ignore it or come up with a snappy comeback.Our Mommy was once told by a "trainer" that having us around especially with small grandchildren was "like giving a 6yr-old a loaded shotgun and expecting them not to use it" He also told Mom something to the effect that he would rather deal with a whole pack of pitbulls than even one Akita,so we understand.Mom just told him that since she already raised one she could have walked on a piece of dental floss,she'd be fine.We had/have some neighbors who have the same attitude until they meet us,we even changed one neighbors mind about our breed by being introduced to their litte girl who is afraid of dogs and helping her get over her fear. Then we have the people who have no idea what we are,pet us and then ask and tell Mom and Dad we're nothing like the things they heard about the breed. When Mom and Dad had just Mika they were even refused the chance to adopt another dog because Akita's are vicious,child killing,small animal eating,people mauling,unpredictable killers and should not be allowed to be owned by anyone,and if they had any sense they would have Mika put down before she turned on them or killed someone else.that really hurt Mom's feelings,she asked where that idea came from and the person said she read the profile.Mommy told her that some of that may be true if we're in the wrong hands but that wasn't her experience with the breed and Mika mothered her grandchildren,the shelter worker then told Mom an Akita should never be left unsupervised with children and should really be locked away from them.Mommy told her that even a beagle should never be left unsupervised with children and anyone who would leave a child alone with any animal,should probably be charged with plain stupidity. Wish we had a better answer for you cutie but Mom has decided that the best thing she can do is keep us on our best behavior so that we can be ambassadors for the best in our breed.
BTW/Mommy wouldn't be worried about letting her kids pet you or her grandchildren,we have a pitbull in the family.Mommy's nephew owns him
and he's very sweet.