Woman was walking dog at St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, when attack happened

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Appeal after woman left with "severe arm injury" from dog attack

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A PENSIONER has been left with a severe arm injury after being attacked by a dog in Christchurch.

Police have this morning revealed details of the incident, which happened on St Catherine’s Hill last Sunday, April 13.

A spokesman said that the victim and her friend were walking their dogs at St Catherine’s Hill at 8.05am and saw a man walking a large dog ahead of them.

As they were passing, the man’s dog jumped up and bit the woman on the arm.

The man and the dog walked away towards the Wessex Way and did not stop.

The spokesman added: “The 67-year-old woman from Bournemouth sustained a severe arm injury that required hospital treatment.”

Sergeant Chris Vaughan, of Christchurch police, said: “This unprovoked attack left the victim very distressed and requiring medical attention.

“I’m appealing for the owner of the offending dog, so we can ascertain exactly what happened.

“He is described as white, approximately five feet six inches tall, of big build and in his fifties. He is balding but with grey hair, clean-shaven and was wearing a dark blue jacket. His dog has been described as a large, stocky, full grown dog with the face of an English Bull Terrier but with a larger body.

“I urge anyone with information about this man and his dog to come forward as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 13:148.

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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10:20am Thu 24 Apr 14

susi.m says...

The brain levels of the some of people who comment on here is very scary. So many people have no empathy these days. Imagine if you or your elderly mother were the ones to attached for no reason by an uncontrolled dog. Shame on you for your stupid comments. I hope something horrid happens to you one day soon.
The brain levels of the some of people who comment on here is very scary. So many people have no empathy these days. Imagine if you or your elderly mother were the ones to attached for no reason by an uncontrolled dog. Shame on you for your stupid comments. I hope something horrid happens to you one day soon. susi.m
  • Score: 18

10:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Sometimes when I'm out walking I'm the only person without a dog or three, especially on St Catherine's Hill. I wish they were on leads in public places, as even friendly dogs rip the threads out of my shirts and jeans and leave mud on me when they jump up. Perhaps it's time to have marked out 'Dog Running Areas' in towns where dogs can run and roam to a certain extent. Rest of the time on a lead. (and not a 60 foot extending one to trip over)
Sometimes when I'm out walking I'm the only person without a dog or three, especially on St Catherine's Hill. I wish they were on leads in public places, as even friendly dogs rip the threads out of my shirts and jeans and leave mud on me when they jump up. Perhaps it's time to have marked out 'Dog Running Areas' in towns where dogs can run and roam to a certain extent. Rest of the time on a lead. (and not a 60 foot extending one to trip over) Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 23

10:33am Thu 24 Apr 14

elite50 says...

Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event.
I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead?
If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike.
If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!!
If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.".
I wont hold my breath!
Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event. I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead? If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike. If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!! If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.". I wont hold my breath! elite50
  • Score: 1

10:36am Thu 24 Apr 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission.
You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist!
200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist! The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 28

10:38am Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!!
Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!! abc100
  • Score: 33

10:45am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

I think i preferred the other comments
I think i preferred the other comments BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

10:52am Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -8

11:04am Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!! abc100
  • Score: 34

11:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

A 60 Foot extending lead ? I thought the over exaggerated comments were reserved for the anti -cyclists,it appears not !
A 60 Foot extending lead ? I thought the over exaggerated comments were reserved for the anti -cyclists,it appears not ! retry69
  • Score: 20

11:09am Thu 24 Apr 14

woby_tide says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
Vegetarians, vegans and people who don't like dogs.

Are all 3 dietary related?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]Vegetarians, vegans and people who don't like dogs. Are all 3 dietary related? woby_tide
  • Score: 1

11:21am Thu 24 Apr 14

Dragback says...

Hope the lady is okay - nobody should be attacked like that. Let's get this into context - obviously a dog that jumps and and bites someone has got behavioural issues and should be on a lead and probably muzzled at best. If the owner of that dog walked off after such an incident then I would say they have got behavioural issues themselves (probably both related).

Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists. Most of the victims in these artices have unfortunately come into contact with people who show no consideration to others, are cowardly or lack any form of common sense.
Hope the lady is okay - nobody should be attacked like that. Let's get this into context - obviously a dog that jumps and and bites someone has got behavioural issues and should be on a lead and probably muzzled at best. If the owner of that dog walked off after such an incident then I would say they have got behavioural issues themselves (probably both related). Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists. Most of the victims in these artices have unfortunately come into contact with people who show no consideration to others, are cowardly or lack any form of common sense. Dragback
  • Score: 39

11:32am Thu 24 Apr 14

High Treason says...

It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs. High Treason
  • Score: 4

11:36am Thu 24 Apr 14

uberbloke says...

Dragback wrote:
Hope the lady is okay - nobody should be attacked like that. Let's get this into context - obviously a dog that jumps and and bites someone has got behavioural issues and should be on a lead and probably muzzled at best. If the owner of that dog walked off after such an incident then I would say they have got behavioural issues themselves (probably both related).

Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists. Most of the victims in these artices have unfortunately come into contact with people who show no consideration to others, are cowardly or lack any form of common sense.
>>Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists

Cyclists jumping on the anti-dog brigade; now I'd pay to see that!
[quote][p][bold]Dragback[/bold] wrote: Hope the lady is okay - nobody should be attacked like that. Let's get this into context - obviously a dog that jumps and and bites someone has got behavioural issues and should be on a lead and probably muzzled at best. If the owner of that dog walked off after such an incident then I would say they have got behavioural issues themselves (probably both related). Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists. Most of the victims in these artices have unfortunately come into contact with people who show no consideration to others, are cowardly or lack any form of common sense.[/p][/quote]>>Let's not all jump on the anti-dog brigade just like cyclists Cyclists jumping on the anti-dog brigade; now I'd pay to see that! uberbloke
  • Score: 6

11:39am Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Not only over hysterical exaggerated posts it now appears somebody is on Dettols payroll
Not only over hysterical exaggerated posts it now appears somebody is on Dettols payroll retry69
  • Score: 13

11:39am Thu 24 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist!
There are a few people on this comments site that I would like to bite!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: 200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist![/p][/quote]There are a few people on this comments site that I would like to bite! suzigirl
  • Score: 9

11:44am Thu 24 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

High Treason wrote:
It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them.

However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street.

I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points!

Best wishes
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes Rotterdam
  • Score: 13

11:47am Thu 24 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

The guy near to me on the sandybanks beach at Poole
when along came this loose dog a big poodle with a pink ribbon on its topknot it lifted one of its back legs off of the ground
and p****d all over his picnic basket
nobath still ate the sandwiches though
he said
'It will take more than that to put me off me dinner'.
The guy near to me on the sandybanks beach at Poole when along came this loose dog a big poodle with a pink ribbon on its topknot it lifted one of its back legs off of the ground and p****d all over his picnic basket nobath still ate the sandwiches though he said 'It will take more than that to put me off me dinner'. nickynoodah
  • Score: -16

11:51am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Do all you dog haters realise the victim is a dog owner and was there walking it at the time, probably off the lead too? i'm surprised your all being so sympathetic towards her?

Those Dettol adverts and the fools that buy into it really get my back up! They thrive on feeding us fear, when I was a kid the closest thing my mum used to antibacterial was a damp dishcloth, i'm still here, I didn't die of the ebola virus and I didn't have to take a special lunch to school with me and eat it in segregation. No wonder kids today are allergic to everything, their parents have removed the need of their children's immune system, (oh and i've always lived with animals too, that have from time to time licked me on the face).
Do all you dog haters realise the victim is a dog owner and was there walking it at the time, probably off the lead too? i'm surprised your all being so sympathetic towards her? Those Dettol adverts and the fools that buy into it really get my back up! They thrive on feeding us fear, when I was a kid the closest thing my mum used to antibacterial was a damp dishcloth, i'm still here, I didn't die of the ebola virus and I didn't have to take a special lunch to school with me and eat it in segregation. No wonder kids today are allergic to everything, their parents have removed the need of their children's immune system, (oh and i've always lived with animals too, that have from time to time licked me on the face). BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

11:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote:
It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them.

However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street.

I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points!

Best wishes
No but your quite happy for it to wander around crapping in your neighbours gardens!

Best Wishes
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]No but your quite happy for it to wander around crapping in your neighbours gardens! Best Wishes BarrHumbug
  • Score: 28

11:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission.
You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist!
It's a pity that all pavement cyclists aren't bitten by dogs!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: 200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist![/p][/quote]It's a pity that all pavement cyclists aren't bitten by dogs! speedy231278
  • Score: 11

11:58am Thu 24 Apr 14

Finbarr Finkelstein says...

Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes
Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground' Finbarr Finkelstein
  • Score: 25

12:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

HDI says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I guess that means you wouldn't get on with my friend who's terrified of dogs. She had a really nasty experience with one when she was 3 years old. More than 50 years later she still has the physical and emotional scars, avoids any place where she thinks she's likely to meet a free running dog and has a panic attack when any dog approaches her (even if it's the smallest, friendliest and best controlled dog on a lead).

Her reaction to dogs is very extreme and seems totally irrational to those who don't know the background, but she's not unique.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I guess that means you wouldn't get on with my friend who's terrified of dogs. She had a really nasty experience with one when she was 3 years old. More than 50 years later she still has the physical and emotional scars, avoids any place where she thinks she's likely to meet a free running dog and has a panic attack when any dog approaches her (even if it's the smallest, friendliest and best controlled dog on a lead). Her reaction to dogs is very extreme and seems totally irrational to those who don't know the background, but she's not unique. HDI
  • Score: 11

12:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

Finbarr Finkelstein wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes
Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'
I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****!
[quote][p][bold]Finbarr Finkelstein[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'[/p][/quote]I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****! Rotterdam
  • Score: -13

12:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

Good grief, they have an automatic asterisk generator here!
Good grief, they have an automatic asterisk generator here! Rotterdam
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote:
It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them.

However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street.

I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points!

Best wishes
No. You're probably happy to let it S$$T in eveyone's garden though?
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]No. You're probably happy to let it S$$T in eveyone's garden though? stevobath
  • Score: 17

12:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I had a cat problem. Went to www.cat-traps.co.uk, then to tesco for a tin of tuna, combined the two and whaddayouknow, problem solved :-)
I had a cat problem. Went to www.cat-traps.co.uk, then to tesco for a tin of tuna, combined the two and whaddayouknow, problem solved :-) Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 9

12:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
The guy near to me on the sandybanks beach at Poole
when along came this loose dog a big poodle with a pink ribbon on its topknot it lifted one of its back legs off of the ground
and p****d all over his picnic basket
nobath still ate the sandwiches though
he said
'It will take more than that to put me off me dinner'.
Thought the 'Special Place' was open again, hence your' puerile posting.
Someone needs to speak to your' carer.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: The guy near to me on the sandybanks beach at Poole when along came this loose dog a big poodle with a pink ribbon on its topknot it lifted one of its back legs off of the ground and p****d all over his picnic basket nobath still ate the sandwiches though he said 'It will take more than that to put me off me dinner'.[/p][/quote]Thought the 'Special Place' was open again, hence your' puerile posting. Someone needs to speak to your' carer. stevobath
  • Score: 12

12:33pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

abc100 wrote:
Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!!
Please don't group all dog owners together......there are irresponsible owners and responsible owners. I own a dog who is always double leaded and muzzled when out in public for his safety and the safety of others. I am very conscious that not everyone will want a dog saying hello to them and I therefore give opportunity for someone to approach me themselves to ask if they can say hello to my boy.

Unfortunately the guy in this story who walked away after his dog bit this poor lady is irresponsible and wrong. He should have stopped and waited for the police to turn up.

You have now 'met' an owner who takes responsibility for their dog :)
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!![/p][/quote]Please don't group all dog owners together......there are irresponsible owners and responsible owners. I own a dog who is always double leaded and muzzled when out in public for his safety and the safety of others. I am very conscious that not everyone will want a dog saying hello to them and I therefore give opportunity for someone to approach me themselves to ask if they can say hello to my boy. Unfortunately the guy in this story who walked away after his dog bit this poor lady is irresponsible and wrong. He should have stopped and waited for the police to turn up. You have now 'met' an owner who takes responsibility for their dog :) KitKatPuss
  • Score: 20

12:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child.

I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote:
It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them.

However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street.

I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points!

Best wishes
I agree that you either love or hate dogs......I don't expect other epople to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff over my dog....he is under control at all times in public places....I pick up after him and take care to ensure he is not bothering anyone he doesn't know.

As for the subject of cats......I don't particularly like them...doesn't stop them coming into my garden and pooping everywhere...I don't complain...I just pick it up.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]I agree that you either love or hate dogs......I don't expect other epople to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff over my dog....he is under control at all times in public places....I pick up after him and take care to ensure he is not bothering anyone he doesn't know. As for the subject of cats......I don't particularly like them...doesn't stop them coming into my garden and pooping everywhere...I don't complain...I just pick it up. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

Rotterdam wrote:
Finbarr Finkelstein wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes
Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'
I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****!
Our dog don't like marmite it gives him the trots
I don't like it either cus im a dianetic you know.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Finbarr Finkelstein[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'[/p][/quote]I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****![/p][/quote]Our dog don't like marmite it gives him the trots I don't like it either cus im a dianetic you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

12:50pm Thu 24 Apr 14

elite50 says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!!
Please don't group all dog owners together......there are irresponsible owners and responsible owners. I own a dog who is always double leaded and muzzled when out in public for his safety and the safety of others. I am very conscious that not everyone will want a dog saying hello to them and I therefore give opportunity for someone to approach me themselves to ask if they can say hello to my boy.

Unfortunately the guy in this story who walked away after his dog bit this poor lady is irresponsible and wrong. He should have stopped and waited for the police to turn up.

You have now 'met' an owner who takes responsibility for their dog :)
You are the "not my doggie" person that actually does the right thing.
You are so unusual that it deserves a comment.
Well done!
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Dog owners are the most inconsiderate of others, they can never seem to accept people that are not dog lovers, I don't want dogs running up to me sniffing my legs and jumping up at me, nor do I want them urinating outside my house, I don't want to walk anywhere and worry what I will step in and I certainly don't want to sit in the pub garden with the kids and have dogs there, I know some will come on here and say that not all dog owners are like that but I have never met any, the comment that really gets to me is when the owner says " don't worry he won't bite you, he just wants to lick you " how lovely and hygienic!!!![/p][/quote]Please don't group all dog owners together......there are irresponsible owners and responsible owners. I own a dog who is always double leaded and muzzled when out in public for his safety and the safety of others. I am very conscious that not everyone will want a dog saying hello to them and I therefore give opportunity for someone to approach me themselves to ask if they can say hello to my boy. Unfortunately the guy in this story who walked away after his dog bit this poor lady is irresponsible and wrong. He should have stopped and waited for the police to turn up. You have now 'met' an owner who takes responsibility for their dog :)[/p][/quote]You are the "not my doggie" person that actually does the right thing. You are so unusual that it deserves a comment. Well done! elite50
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I had a cat problem. Went to www.cat-traps.co.uk, then to tesco for a tin of tuna, combined the two and whaddayouknow, problem solved :-)
I had a cat problem too, so I bought a dog, no more problem :)
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I had a cat problem. Went to www.cat-traps.co.uk, then to tesco for a tin of tuna, combined the two and whaddayouknow, problem solved :-)[/p][/quote]I had a cat problem too, so I bought a dog, no more problem :) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 14

1:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck abc100
  • Score: -8

1:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
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The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
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The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 20

1:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look.

I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this.

I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck.

In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this?

Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci
ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 12

1:29pm Thu 24 Apr 14

spooki says...

While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way. spooki
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Thu 24 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

I saw this on Facebook over a week ago, talk about old news.
I saw this on Facebook over a week ago, talk about old news. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

darceybug says...

I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done.
I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done. darceybug
  • Score: 9

1:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

darceybug wrote:
I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done.
Can you clarify what you mean by this sort of dog please?
[quote][p][bold]darceybug[/bold] wrote: I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done.[/p][/quote]Can you clarify what you mean by this sort of dog please? KitKatPuss
  • Score: -5

1:41pm Thu 24 Apr 14

poolebabe says...

I'm certainly not anti dog, I love dogs. Same story, bad owner problem. I almost got knocked into a river by a jumpy dog and got a mouthful of abuse when I dared to suggest the dog should be on a lead if it jumps up. It was very persistant! I was told I shouldn't walk there. Dog owners have a right to walk their dogs, and I'm as soppy as the next person when I see a lovely dog, and I love to fuss them if they are calm, but I also, as do other people, have the right to walk without being jumped on. I do hope this owner is found, but the poor dog is the one that will suffer because of its stupid owner! A few owners need to understand the law before they own a dog, but then again, enforcement is poor.
I'm certainly not anti dog, I love dogs. Same story, bad owner problem. I almost got knocked into a river by a jumpy dog and got a mouthful of abuse when I dared to suggest the dog should be on a lead if it jumps up. It was very persistant! I was told I shouldn't walk there. Dog owners have a right to walk their dogs, and I'm as soppy as the next person when I see a lovely dog, and I love to fuss them if they are calm, but I also, as do other people, have the right to walk without being jumped on. I do hope this owner is found, but the poor dog is the one that will suffer because of its stupid owner! A few owners need to understand the law before they own a dog, but then again, enforcement is poor. poolebabe
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Thank **** you cant have children
now that is a blessing you know.
I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated

I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Thank **** you cant have children now that is a blessing you know.[/p][/quote]I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -7

1:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

darceybug says...

Why has the word **** been knocked out I am not swearing just stating the sex of the animal lol.
Why has the word **** been knocked out I am not swearing just stating the sex of the animal lol. darceybug
  • Score: 0

1:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Thank **** you cant have children
now that is a blessing you know.
I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated

I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime.
A bit heartless really.....saying thank *bleep* that I can't have children....
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Thank **** you cant have children now that is a blessing you know.[/p][/quote]I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime.[/p][/quote]A bit heartless really.....saying thank *bleep* that I can't have children.... KitKatPuss
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Thu 24 Apr 14

elite50 says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD! elite50
  • Score: -11

1:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I long to meet an infertile young woman I can only dream.
I long to meet an infertile young woman I can only dream. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -4

2:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Unfortunately it is the 'so called' vast majority of dog owners that ruin it for the responsible and caring dog owners such as myself.

A dog is not 'bad' when it is born....it is humans that cause dogs to exhibit bad behaviours due to not being trained or cared for properly.

I think calling dogs 'fleabags' and 'pests' is not acceptable....dogs do wonderful things in society, i.e. drugs and bomb detection dogs, dogs for the disabled, however I do agreed that all dogs should be kept on leads in public places.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Unfortunately it is the 'so called' vast majority of dog owners that ruin it for the responsible and caring dog owners such as myself. A dog is not 'bad' when it is born....it is humans that cause dogs to exhibit bad behaviours due to not being trained or cared for properly. I think calling dogs 'fleabags' and 'pests' is not acceptable....dogs do wonderful things in society, i.e. drugs and bomb detection dogs, dogs for the disabled, however I do agreed that all dogs should be kept on leads in public places. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 10

2:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
I think the main problem here is that you actually believe what you are saying is true which is disturbing in itself and brings me to the conclusion that I would rather have the local dog walkers and their pets in close proximity to myself and family than you.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]I think the main problem here is that you actually believe what you are saying is true which is disturbing in itself and brings me to the conclusion that I would rather have the local dog walkers and their pets in close proximity to myself and family than you. retry69
  • Score: 12

2:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Vicvic says...

someone wrote " dogs are like marmite you either love them or hate them ". I am utterly indifferent to them so that blows that theory but if a dog bites someone then the owner should be made to pay and the dog should be destroyed, which I hope is the case once they catch up with this idiot who walked away.
someone wrote " dogs are like marmite you either love them or hate them ". I am utterly indifferent to them so that blows that theory but if a dog bites someone then the owner should be made to pay and the dog should be destroyed, which I hope is the case once they catch up with this idiot who walked away. Vicvic
  • Score: 7

2:53pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive.
.
Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else.
.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive. . Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else. . BmthNewshound
  • Score: 14

3:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The weather isn't looking too good tomorrow. It may be raining cats and dogs.
The weather isn't looking too good tomorrow. It may be raining cats and dogs. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look.

I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this.

I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck.

In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this?

Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci

ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.[/p][/quote]I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you abc100
  • Score: -3

3:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist!
There are a few people on this comments site that I would like to bite!
A "Grandmother bites dog" story!
Now that would be newsworthy.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: 200,000 people a year in the UK are bitten by dogs and in the order of 5,000 require hospital admission. You are more likely to be bitten by a dog than be involved in a collision with a pavement cyclist![/p][/quote]There are a few people on this comments site that I would like to bite![/p][/quote]A "Grandmother bites dog" story! Now that would be newsworthy. Franks Tank
  • Score: 7

3:17pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I long to meet an infertile young woman I can only dream.
I wouldn't get your hopes up. I did once and she ended up adopting anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I long to meet an infertile young woman I can only dream.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't get your hopes up. I did once and she ended up adopting anyway. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

spooki wrote:
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
If you keep walking north on St Catherines Hill you do get eventually to the A338.
Also, someone ran someone over in a vehicle a few weeks ago at St Catherine's Hill and left the victim. Same mentality as the dog owner in the story above, same person? Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.[/p][/quote]If you keep walking north on St Catherines Hill you do get eventually to the A338. Also, someone ran someone over in a vehicle a few weeks ago at St Catherine's Hill and left the victim. Same mentality as the dog owner in the story above, same person? Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 5

3:41pm Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :) retry69
  • Score: 7

3:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look.

I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this.

I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck.

In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this?

Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci


ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you
I really don't care that I raise eyebrows when I kiss or hug my dog....if people are harmed by me showing my dog affection then that is their issue. Rather than be bothered by this I suggest people tackle the real animal abuse that goes on rather than be offended or feel ill by people showing affection to their furry members of the family. As I always say people don't have to watch and can carry on walking.

The media may not be making up stories about dog attacks....but I find that the majority of the stories in the media regarding dog attacks are highly sensationalised especially when it comes to a bull breed or pit bull being involved....yet working in rescue animal settings and studying canine behavior a lot of attacks are provoked by humans not respecting a dogs space.

The reason my dog is on a lead or muzzled is because he was badly abused by 'so called' human beings and is therefore very nervous around people he doesn't know or other dogs who fly towards him off the lead!

There is lots of things that can be done to prevent dogs attacking humans...such as people being in control of their dogs, training them appropriately, researching a breed before taking on a dog, behavioural and psychological training can also be provided to the dog. My dog is a testament to the amount of time and training I have put in with him.

I agree with you that some children should maybe be muzzled or on a lead....and it is very much each to their own. I am not offended by your comments at all....I could be and they could get me very wound up....but I respect your views as you respect that I treat my dog like a child.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.[/p][/quote]I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you[/p][/quote]I really don't care that I raise eyebrows when I kiss or hug my dog....if people are harmed by me showing my dog affection then that is their issue. Rather than be bothered by this I suggest people tackle the real animal abuse that goes on rather than be offended or feel ill by people showing affection to their furry members of the family. As I always say people don't have to watch and can carry on walking. The media may not be making up stories about dog attacks....but I find that the majority of the stories in the media regarding dog attacks are highly sensationalised especially when it comes to a bull breed or pit bull being involved....yet working in rescue animal settings and studying canine behavior a lot of attacks are provoked by humans not respecting a dogs space. The reason my dog is on a lead or muzzled is because he was badly abused by 'so called' human beings and is therefore very nervous around people he doesn't know or other dogs who fly towards him off the lead! There is lots of things that can be done to prevent dogs attacking humans...such as people being in control of their dogs, training them appropriately, researching a breed before taking on a dog, behavioural and psychological training can also be provided to the dog. My dog is a testament to the amount of time and training I have put in with him. I agree with you that some children should maybe be muzzled or on a lead....and it is very much each to their own. I am not offended by your comments at all....I could be and they could get me very wound up....but I respect your views as you respect that I treat my dog like a child. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 8

3:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

WOC says...

I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes.

Best wishes.
I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes. Best wishes. WOC
  • Score: 2

4:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

One armed waiters

They can take it, but they can't dish it out :-)
One armed waiters They can take it, but they can't dish it out :-) Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -5

4:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

WOC wrote:
I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes.

Best wishes.
As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes.

However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes. Best wishes.[/p][/quote]As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes. However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 8

4:40pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: -2

4:48pm Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you
I really don't care that I raise eyebrows when I kiss or hug my dog....if people are harmed by me showing my dog affection then that is their issue. Rather than be bothered by this I suggest people tackle the real animal abuse that goes on rather than be offended or feel ill by people showing affection to their furry members of the family. As I always say people don't have to watch and can carry on walking. The media may not be making up stories about dog attacks....but I find that the majority of the stories in the media regarding dog attacks are highly sensationalised especially when it comes to a bull breed or pit bull being involved....yet working in rescue animal settings and studying canine behavior a lot of attacks are provoked by humans not respecting a dogs space. The reason my dog is on a lead or muzzled is because he was badly abused by 'so called' human beings and is therefore very nervous around people he doesn't know or other dogs who fly towards him off the lead! There is lots of things that can be done to prevent dogs attacking humans...such as people being in control of their dogs, training them appropriately, researching a breed before taking on a dog, behavioural and psychological training can also be provided to the dog. My dog is a testament to the amount of time and training I have put in with him. I agree with you that some children should maybe be muzzled or on a lead....and it is very much each to their own. I am not offended by your comments at all....I could be and they could get me very wound up....but I respect your views as you respect that I treat my dog like a child.
Can I just add that although I am not a dog lover I think it absolutly abhorrent than anyone could mistreat dogs or any other animals, you read stories in the papers and see pictures of badly treated animals and it sickens me that anyone could be so cruel, bigger punishments to those that do these awful crimes,
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.[/p][/quote]I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you[/p][/quote]I really don't care that I raise eyebrows when I kiss or hug my dog....if people are harmed by me showing my dog affection then that is their issue. Rather than be bothered by this I suggest people tackle the real animal abuse that goes on rather than be offended or feel ill by people showing affection to their furry members of the family. As I always say people don't have to watch and can carry on walking. The media may not be making up stories about dog attacks....but I find that the majority of the stories in the media regarding dog attacks are highly sensationalised especially when it comes to a bull breed or pit bull being involved....yet working in rescue animal settings and studying canine behavior a lot of attacks are provoked by humans not respecting a dogs space. The reason my dog is on a lead or muzzled is because he was badly abused by 'so called' human beings and is therefore very nervous around people he doesn't know or other dogs who fly towards him off the lead! There is lots of things that can be done to prevent dogs attacking humans...such as people being in control of their dogs, training them appropriately, researching a breed before taking on a dog, behavioural and psychological training can also be provided to the dog. My dog is a testament to the amount of time and training I have put in with him. I agree with you that some children should maybe be muzzled or on a lead....and it is very much each to their own. I am not offended by your comments at all....I could be and they could get me very wound up....but I respect your views as you respect that I treat my dog like a child.[/p][/quote]Can I just add that although I am not a dog lover I think it absolutly abhorrent than anyone could mistreat dogs or any other animals, you read stories in the papers and see pictures of badly treated animals and it sickens me that anyone could be so cruel, bigger punishments to those that do these awful crimes, abc100
  • Score: 3

5:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

I've had enough of all this now, i'm off to walk the dog :D
I've had enough of all this now, i'm off to walk the dog :D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Thu 24 Apr 14

baylin says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Sometimes when I'm out walking I'm the only person without a dog or three, especially on St Catherine's Hill. I wish they were on leads in public places, as even friendly dogs rip the threads out of my shirts and jeans and leave mud on me when they jump up. Perhaps it's time to have marked out 'Dog Running Areas' in towns where dogs can run and roam to a certain extent. Rest of the time on a lead. (and not a 60 foot extending one to trip over)
what a load of crap rip the threads out of my shirts they shouldn't let people like you out without being on a lead.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Sometimes when I'm out walking I'm the only person without a dog or three, especially on St Catherine's Hill. I wish they were on leads in public places, as even friendly dogs rip the threads out of my shirts and jeans and leave mud on me when they jump up. Perhaps it's time to have marked out 'Dog Running Areas' in towns where dogs can run and roam to a certain extent. Rest of the time on a lead. (and not a 60 foot extending one to trip over)[/p][/quote]what a load of crap rip the threads out of my shirts they shouldn't let people like you out without being on a lead. baylin
  • Score: -7

6:17pm Thu 24 Apr 14

baylin says...

elite50 wrote:
Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event.
I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead?
If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike.
If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!!
If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.".
I wont hold my breath!
another letter from a moron dog hater.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event. I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead? If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike. If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!! If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.". I wont hold my breath![/p][/quote]another letter from a moron dog hater. baylin
  • Score: -1

6:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.
Credit where credit is due ,this paper gets continual criticism about it's dramatised headlines and it is reassuring that among the commenters there are people like you that can match that and shows that there is an even playing field, so congratulations
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.[/p][/quote]Credit where credit is due ,this paper gets continual criticism about it's dramatised headlines and it is reassuring that among the commenters there are people like you that can match that and shows that there is an even playing field, so congratulations retry69
  • Score: -5

7:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

retry69 wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.
Credit where credit is due ,this paper gets continual criticism about it's dramatised headlines and it is reassuring that among the commenters there are people like you that can match that and shows that there is an even playing field, so congratulations
Sadly, Telscombe Cliffy is a fascist who has been publicizing an EDF march in Brighton on another thread.

Please don't encourage him
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.[/p][/quote]Credit where credit is due ,this paper gets continual criticism about it's dramatised headlines and it is reassuring that among the commenters there are people like you that can match that and shows that there is an even playing field, so congratulations[/p][/quote]Sadly, Telscombe Cliffy is a fascist who has been publicizing an EDF march in Brighton on another thread. Please don't encourage him Rotterdam
  • Score: -2

7:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

WOC says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
WOC wrote:
I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes.

Best wishes.
As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes.

However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is.
I disagree that dogs should always be on leads in public places. You cannot exercise a dog properly if he/she is always walked on a lead. As far as I'm concerned it's all about tolerance, I tolerate horrible little kids and in turn they and their parents can tolerate my dog.

P.S I hope the lady makes a full recovery after her 'severe' arm injury and I hope the feral chap is found and put to sleep.
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes. Best wishes.[/p][/quote]As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes. However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is.[/p][/quote]I disagree that dogs should always be on leads in public places. You cannot exercise a dog properly if he/she is always walked on a lead. As far as I'm concerned it's all about tolerance, I tolerate horrible little kids and in turn they and their parents can tolerate my dog. P.S I hope the lady makes a full recovery after her 'severe' arm injury and I hope the feral chap is found and put to sleep. WOC
  • Score: 9

8:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

HDI wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I guess that means you wouldn't get on with my friend who's terrified of dogs. She had a really nasty experience with one when she was 3 years old. More than 50 years later she still has the physical and emotional scars, avoids any place where she thinks she's likely to meet a free running dog and has a panic attack when any dog approaches her (even if it's the smallest, friendliest and best controlled dog on a lead).

Her reaction to dogs is very extreme and seems totally irrational to those who don't know the background, but she's not unique.
If only someone had told her to get over it as a child eh?

Tough love can be a necessary thing.
[quote][p][bold]HDI[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I guess that means you wouldn't get on with my friend who's terrified of dogs. She had a really nasty experience with one when she was 3 years old. More than 50 years later she still has the physical and emotional scars, avoids any place where she thinks she's likely to meet a free running dog and has a panic attack when any dog approaches her (even if it's the smallest, friendliest and best controlled dog on a lead). Her reaction to dogs is very extreme and seems totally irrational to those who don't know the background, but she's not unique.[/p][/quote]If only someone had told her to get over it as a child eh? Tough love can be a necessary thing. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -3

8:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

GAHmusic says...

What colour was the attacking dog? It could help finding the owner.
What colour was the attacking dog? It could help finding the owner. GAHmusic
  • Score: 0

8:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Good spot.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Good spot. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Sorry, as in 'well spotted'.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Sorry, as in 'well spotted'. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

9:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

darceybug says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
darceybug wrote:
I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done.
Can you clarify what you mean by this sort of dog please?
In saying this sort of dog I mean one that you feel is not quite reliable with other dogs or people.
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darceybug[/bold] wrote: I am trying to ignore the negative comments left on here, just hope the poor lady is OK. I have to say I have owned a Boxer **** that i knew could potentialy bite, she never did and lived till 10 years old, I used to walk her every day in a remote part of the New Forest at 7am each day she was off lead but I always put her on if I saw another dog or person and we had no unpleasent incidents. People with this sort of dog have to manage their life better it can be done.[/p][/quote]Can you clarify what you mean by this sort of dog please?[/p][/quote]In saying this sort of dog I mean one that you feel is not quite reliable with other dogs or people. darceybug
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Miss Appropriate says...

I am a parent of 5 now grown up children, grandmother and owner of 4 cats and 1 dog. I also live by St Catherine's Hill.
I am astounded that the majority of you commenting on here are behaving worse than a pack of feral dogs!
A lady was bitten by a dog, it is extremely unfortunate but it happens, along with children being murdered, car accidents and god knows how many other awful things. It is not an excuse to make insulting comments and divide people by their choices to have pets or not.
There are lots of things about other peoples choices that I am not happy with but live and let live.
But for those who continue to voice their disapproval of dogs and their owners, do you live in Christchurch? Are you aware that we now have exclusion zones for dogs and also Dog Control Areas in Christchurch. Dog control areas include beaches, gardens and Commons where dogs have to be kept on a lead, exclusions zones are beaches etc. Most of us here in Christchurch manage to get on well with our non dog owning neighbours and manage to share our community spaces in harmony and generally have respect.
There is always an element of the human race that shows no respect for others and most of you commenting on here seem to fall into that category.
Most councils have taken account of the views of people that don't like dogs running around in public spaces and have accommodated your needs. What precious open space that is left for dogs owners, stay away and stay in your own dog free zones.
I am a parent of 5 now grown up children, grandmother and owner of 4 cats and 1 dog. I also live by St Catherine's Hill. I am astounded that the majority of you commenting on here are behaving worse than a pack of feral dogs! A lady was bitten by a dog, it is extremely unfortunate but it happens, along with children being murdered, car accidents and god knows how many other awful things. It is not an excuse to make insulting comments and divide people by their choices to have pets or not. There are lots of things about other peoples choices that I am not happy with but live and let live. But for those who continue to voice their disapproval of dogs and their owners, do you live in Christchurch? Are you aware that we now have exclusion zones for dogs and also Dog Control Areas in Christchurch. Dog control areas include beaches, gardens and Commons where dogs have to be kept on a lead, exclusions zones are beaches etc. Most of us here in Christchurch manage to get on well with our non dog owning neighbours and manage to share our community spaces in harmony and generally have respect. There is always an element of the human race that shows no respect for others and most of you commenting on here seem to fall into that category. Most councils have taken account of the views of people that don't like dogs running around in public spaces and have accommodated your needs. What precious open space that is left for dogs owners, stay away and stay in your own dog free zones. Miss Appropriate
  • Score: 2

9:51pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
retry69 wrote:
"Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)
Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.
Maybe the gunfire has something to do with the shooting range?
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: "Some areas of the Hill are like the Wild West" That has got to be up with " Bournemouth the murder capital of the south" for the award for the most over the top comment of 2013/2014 lol :)[/p][/quote]Thanks Re , I do my best! I must add there is constant gunfire up there too.[/p][/quote]Maybe the gunfire has something to do with the shooting range? stevobath
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevobath says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
Thank **** you cant have children
now that is a blessing you know.
I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated

I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime.
A bit heartless really.....saying thank *bleep* that I can't have children....
That's because 'It's' an unthinking, idiot, who assumes it's OK to say spiteful things.

I'll add my tuppence worth. Nickynoodah should have been thrown away with the afterbirth, for all the use he/IT is.
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Thank **** you cant have children now that is a blessing you know.[/p][/quote]I have to agree. It's not like this country or indeed the world is underpopulated I'd like to see every woman given a Labrador in exchange for her ovaries at aged 16. The increase in dog poop would be far outweighed by the savings in carbon emissions which the child would have used during its lifetime.[/p][/quote]A bit heartless really.....saying thank *bleep* that I can't have children....[/p][/quote]That's because 'It's' an unthinking, idiot, who assumes it's OK to say spiteful things. I'll add my tuppence worth. Nickynoodah should have been thrown away with the afterbirth, for all the use he/IT is. stevobath
  • Score: 2

10:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

stevobath says...

abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look.

I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this.

I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck.

In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this?

Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci


ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you
I suggest that if seeing someone kiss their dog 'harms' you, then you have serious neurotic problem.

Whether you choose to get help is your prerogative.
Here's a suggestion. As most people don't have a problem with dog lovers showing affection to their dog in public, you're in a very small minority. Stay in or walk somewhere else.
Theres a wonderful hospital with large grounds in Canford Cliffs. You might feel OK & safe walking around there.?
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.[/p][/quote]I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you[/p][/quote]I suggest that if seeing someone kiss their dog 'harms' you, then you have serious neurotic problem. Whether you choose to get help is your prerogative. Here's a suggestion. As most people don't have a problem with dog lovers showing affection to their dog in public, you're in a very small minority. Stay in or walk somewhere else. Theres a wonderful hospital with large grounds in Canford Cliffs. You might feel OK & safe walking around there.? stevobath
  • Score: 3

10:58pm Thu 24 Apr 14

WhatTheHuck says...

A lot of fuss over nothing here. I got bitten by a German shepherd once. But he apologized straight away, and even introduced me to his dog.
A lot of fuss over nothing here. I got bitten by a German shepherd once. But he apologized straight away, and even introduced me to his dog. WhatTheHuck
  • Score: 11

11:33pm Thu 24 Apr 14

elite50 says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
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The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
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The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive.
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Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else.
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You see?
I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity.
I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument.
Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate!
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive. . Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else. .[/p][/quote]You see? I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity. I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument. Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate! elite50
  • Score: -2

12:25am Fri 25 Apr 14

elite50 says...

baylin wrote:
elite50 wrote:
Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event.
I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead?
If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike.
If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!!
If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.".
I wont hold my breath!
another letter from a moron dog hater.
Oh, good sound argument, lots of depth.
So, I am a moron because of telling the truth?
If I was to wipe my muddy shoes on you, jump all over you, lick you etc. I would be charged with assault (rightly so). If my property (dog) does the same thing you lot think that it is o.k.
If I am the cause of injury or damage because of my failure to control my car, bicycle etc. I would be charged (rightly so).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?????
You dog people think the world owes your pet a living. No , YOU and you alone are responsible for your pets actions.
Please wake up, be happy and put your beautiful creatures on a leash, or get your carers to do so.
Of course the "head in the sand" mob, you know who you are (or do you?), will brand these facts as some sort of attack on civilisation.
[quote][p][bold]baylin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event. I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead? If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike. If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!! If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.". I wont hold my breath![/p][/quote]another letter from a moron dog hater.[/p][/quote]Oh, good sound argument, lots of depth. So, I am a moron because of telling the truth? If I was to wipe my muddy shoes on you, jump all over you, lick you etc. I would be charged with assault (rightly so). If my property (dog) does the same thing you lot think that it is o.k. If I am the cause of injury or damage because of my failure to control my car, bicycle etc. I would be charged (rightly so). WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE????? You dog people think the world owes your pet a living. No , YOU and you alone are responsible for your pets actions. Please wake up, be happy and put your beautiful creatures on a leash, or get your carers to do so. Of course the "head in the sand" mob, you know who you are (or do you?), will brand these facts as some sort of attack on civilisation. elite50
  • Score: -1

6:47am Fri 25 Apr 14

rusty james says...

I suggest a very high wall is built and painted with an idyllic view of the sea. The wall will be mid-way down the beach and stretch from Hengistbuy Head to Sandbanks. On the land side there wil be a wide walkway with several lanes; walkers, walkers with dogs, children, children with dogs, pleasure cyclists, Lycra cyclists, mobility scooters, skateboarders, armadillos, etc.
On the seaward side of the wall would be an identical laned walkway, but for those that don't mind looking at the wind farm through their high powered binoculars.
Of course, each walkway would need scope for infinite extra lanes to be added as each group found a new internal difference and reason to be annoyed...
I suggest a very high wall is built and painted with an idyllic view of the sea. The wall will be mid-way down the beach and stretch from Hengistbuy Head to Sandbanks. On the land side there wil be a wide walkway with several lanes; walkers, walkers with dogs, children, children with dogs, pleasure cyclists, Lycra cyclists, mobility scooters, skateboarders, armadillos, etc. On the seaward side of the wall would be an identical laned walkway, but for those that don't mind looking at the wind farm through their high powered binoculars. Of course, each walkway would need scope for infinite extra lanes to be added as each group found a new internal difference and reason to be annoyed... rusty james
  • Score: 3

7:04am Fri 25 Apr 14

abc100 says...

stevobath wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.
I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!!
I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.
I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck
I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look.

I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this.

I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck.

In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this?

Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci



ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.
I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you
I suggest that if seeing someone kiss their dog 'harms' you, then you have serious neurotic problem.

Whether you choose to get help is your prerogative.
Here's a suggestion. As most people don't have a problem with dog lovers showing affection to their dog in public, you're in a very small minority. Stay in or walk somewhere else.
Theres a wonderful hospital with large grounds in Canford Cliffs. You might feel OK & safe walking around there.?
Most people don't have a problem with kissing dogs, then I suggest you pop over to Canford cliffs to get yourself sorted, by all means stroke your dog but kiss it, we all know where dogs stick their mouths, how pleasant, if that's what some do in public it makes you wonder what goes on behind closed doors!!!!
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs. There's something very disturbing about them. The same goes for vegetarians and vegans.[/p][/quote]I worry about the ones that are over familiar with their dogs, kissing and cuddling them and treating them like babies, calling themselves mummy & daddy, they are the ones you want to worry about!!!![/p][/quote]I am, as you say, 'over familiar' with my dog and I am my boy's parent in every way as he relies on me for food, water, training/raising, clothing in terms of leads and coats etc and keeping control of...pretty much the same as caring for a child. I cannot have children so my boy is my 'child' and whilst you may not share this opinion there are many reasons why people treat their dogs like children.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry for anyone that would like children but is not able to, but don't treat a dog like a child, every dog owner says they are responsible like every biker says they are, I'm sure there are some out there, I just don't want dogs around public places as the majority of the time they are a pain in the neck, I know most of the time it's down to the owners cos the dogs are just doing what's natural to them, I once had a dog bite me on the leg and I kicked out at it and the owner went mad at me as if I did wrong, which ever park u go to they are a pain in the neck[/p][/quote]I will treat my dog how I like thank you very much....with love, care and attention....if that involves me cuddling and kissing him then so be it....it isn't harming him or anyone else is it? He is my dog, my alternative to a child....if you don't like it then don't look. I am sorry that you seem to have had negative experiences with dogs in public areas....the owner of the dog that bit you should not have had a go at you....again it is unfortunate that you experienced this. I would be happy to meet with you and for you to go with me whilst walking my dog...who is double leaded, muzzled and under control at all times....you will soon see that not all dogs are a pain in the neck. In all fairness you get foul mouthed and anti-social behavioured children in parks and in public places....should I or anyone have to put up with this? Unfortunately the media hype surrounding anything that relates to attacks by dogs on people is mostly propaganda......soci ety needs to actually understand that there are never bad dogs..just bad owners.[/p][/quote]I'm very pleased that you treat your dog well, all pets deserve to be treated nicely, but it will raise eyebrows those of you that kiss dogs, your wrong when you say it isn't harming me because to see that makes me feel ill, you can do whatever you like with your dog but it's not really something I would like to see whilst walking in the park, as for media propaganda, do the media make it up when dogs have attacked, maimed, killed children/adults, yes I know these things are also done by humans but Unfortunatly there is little than can be done to stop these things happening, you say you treat your dog like a child but I would not like to see a child muzzled or on a lead ( although not a bad idea for some little monkeys), each to their own but not for me thank you[/p][/quote]I suggest that if seeing someone kiss their dog 'harms' you, then you have serious neurotic problem. Whether you choose to get help is your prerogative. Here's a suggestion. As most people don't have a problem with dog lovers showing affection to their dog in public, you're in a very small minority. Stay in or walk somewhere else. Theres a wonderful hospital with large grounds in Canford Cliffs. You might feel OK & safe walking around there.?[/p][/quote]Most people don't have a problem with kissing dogs, then I suggest you pop over to Canford cliffs to get yourself sorted, by all means stroke your dog but kiss it, we all know where dogs stick their mouths, how pleasant, if that's what some do in public it makes you wonder what goes on behind closed doors!!!! abc100
  • Score: -6

8:42am Fri 25 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

WOC wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
WOC wrote:
I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes.

Best wishes.
As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes.

However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is.
I disagree that dogs should always be on leads in public places. You cannot exercise a dog properly if he/she is always walked on a lead. As far as I'm concerned it's all about tolerance, I tolerate horrible little kids and in turn they and their parents can tolerate my dog.

P.S I hope the lady makes a full recovery after her 'severe' arm injury and I hope the feral chap is found and put to sleep.
Fair enough that you disagree....but I am fed up with dogs just running up to my dog (who is double leaded, muzzled, wears a 'I Need Space' coat)....when I say 'Please can you recall their dog' I get the answer 'But my dog is friendly and wants to say hello'...well mine isn't and doesn't and is in training....sorry but all dogs, in my opinion, should be put on a lead in public places.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: I'll start putting my dog on a lead when feral children are also put on leashes. Best wishes.[/p][/quote]As a fellow dog owner I agree with your comment about feral children being put on leashes. However dogs should always be on leads in public places....my dog always is. A dog in full 'chase' mode is difficult to recall no matter how obedient it is.[/p][/quote]I disagree that dogs should always be on leads in public places. You cannot exercise a dog properly if he/she is always walked on a lead. As far as I'm concerned it's all about tolerance, I tolerate horrible little kids and in turn they and their parents can tolerate my dog. P.S I hope the lady makes a full recovery after her 'severe' arm injury and I hope the feral chap is found and put to sleep.[/p][/quote]Fair enough that you disagree....but I am fed up with dogs just running up to my dog (who is double leaded, muzzled, wears a 'I Need Space' coat)....when I say 'Please can you recall their dog' I get the answer 'But my dog is friendly and wants to say hello'...well mine isn't and doesn't and is in training....sorry but all dogs, in my opinion, should be put on a lead in public places. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 8

12:47pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dogmumrosie says...

spooki wrote:
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.[/p][/quote]you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN dogmumrosie
  • Score: 2

1:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dogmumrosie says...

I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.
I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD. dogmumrosie
  • Score: 8

1:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive.
.
Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else.
.
You see?
I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity.
I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument.
Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate!
And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here....
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive. . Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else. .[/p][/quote]You see? I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity. I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument. Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate![/p][/quote]And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here.... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

dogmumrosie wrote:
I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.
Is there any CCTV in the area, or nearby shops, that he might have got himself and his dog on?

What are the chances of him being a local? If he is he might be easier to find, though the chances of him going back to St Catherine's Hill for a while are probably slim if he's got any sense.

Is this the type of dog that bit you? http://www.yourpureb
redpuppy.com/dogbree
ds/photos-AB/bullter
riersf2.jpg

The image might be enough to jog someone's memory.
[quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.[/p][/quote]Is there any CCTV in the area, or nearby shops, that he might have got himself and his dog on? What are the chances of him being a local? If he is he might be easier to find, though the chances of him going back to St Catherine's Hill for a while are probably slim if he's got any sense. Is this the type of dog that bit you? http://www.yourpureb redpuppy.com/dogbree ds/photos-AB/bullter riersf2.jpg The image might be enough to jog someone's memory. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

elite50 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
.
The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
.
The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive.
.
Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else.
.
You see?
I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity.
I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument.
Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate!
And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here....
You obviously are.
Don't worry, you have a lot of back up.
Put your muzzle and lead back on!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive. . Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else. .[/p][/quote]You see? I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity. I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument. Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate![/p][/quote]And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here....[/p][/quote]You obviously are. Don't worry, you have a lot of back up. Put your muzzle and lead back on! elite50
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cuteness14 says...

Rotterdam wrote:
Finbarr Finkelstein wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes
Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'
I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****!
I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's!
As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one.
Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, so end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon gal and I hope they catch the b*****d soon!
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Finbarr Finkelstein[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'[/p][/quote]I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****![/p][/quote]I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's! As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one. Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, so end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon gal and I hope they catch the b*****d soon! cuteness14
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cuteness14 says...

I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's!
As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one.
Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon 'hen' and I hope they catch the b*****d soon!
I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's! As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one. Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon 'hen' and I hope they catch the b*****d soon! cuteness14
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

cuteness14 wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
Finbarr Finkelstein wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
High Treason wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.
Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes
Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'
I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****!
I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's!
As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one.
Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, so end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon gal and I hope they catch the b*****d soon!
LOL.

If /some/ people kept goldfish it wouldn't be too many generations before they bred them into piranhas.
[quote][p][bold]cuteness14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Finbarr Finkelstein[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: It is only the odd owner who would walk away from their dog biting someone. But we do not get a sensible discussion, we get the usual rubbish from the "We live in a hygienic house and clean our worktops every 4 hours with Dettol Antibacterial cleaner and we have a Dettol Antibacterial hand wash dispenser next to every basin and kitchen sink. My wife does all the washing with Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser We even use Dettol Antibacterial toilet paper. Instead of comments regarding this dog in the attack we get the usual holier than thou brigade whining all they can about dogs.[/p][/quote]Dogs are like marmite. You love them or you hate them. However, we all have to share the same public space. So it is incumbent on dog lovers not to assume that we all have the same feelings about their animals as they do. We (people who don't see the point of dogs) can - just about - tolerate their being around as long as we aren't expected to do the 'gorgeous doggy' stuff, get licked by them, fall over them when running, get barked at or otherwise threatened by them and watch them crapping and peeing in the street. I have a cat. Probably you don't like cats. Not many dog lovers do. The point is, I don't drag my cat out into public places with me and expect you to fully appreciate her finer points! Best wishes[/p][/quote]Do you let the cat out of the house? If so do you constantly watch it? If not how do you know when it does little poop poop or wee wee on other peoples premises. I say to you 'Rotterdam stop trying to occupy that rather dodgy high ground'[/p][/quote]I'm expect it does (and in my garden as well I'm sure). However, if anybody complained I'd make sure it stopped. As it happens I have neighbours who are kind enough to feed it when i'm away, so presumably for them the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. One advantage of having a cat is not having to go around after it picking up it's ****![/p][/quote]I happen to know the lady who was attacked. She is a lovely, gentle, funny and sensitive lady and she has a dog of her own that she rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a box in an industrial bin with it's dead siblings, by the same sort of mindless idiot that could easily have written some of this intolerant garbage I've been reading here. She has an extraordinary relationship with her dog on or off the lead, and it has grown into a happy well adjusted animal that doesn't interfere with anyone. It has been of tremendous support to her through extreme tragedy. So please, let's try be a little less critical, judgmental and small minded and a little more understanding and compassionate towards others. It seems that this entire debate surrounding somebody else's misfortune has been hijacked by hypercritical, intolerant no all's! As far a the comments by cat owner's go, there are a lot of people who prefer a pet that displays loyalty, doesn't turn and scratch you without warning coz it's had enough of you stroking you, always wants to please you and doesn't wander into neighbours gardens to pee etc or scratch their cars coz it likes a warm bonnet to sit on! Come on, I've had cat's and now I have a dog, which I clean up after and is always on a lead unless free running in suitable areas and interferes with no one. Like children, dogs(or cats) are not born bad but sadly often end up with ignorant idiots who haven't got a clue how to raise them and also like children, so end up with all sorts of insecurities and issues which manifest themselves in bad behavior. Behind every nasty dog is an irresponsible jerk of an owner somewhere along the line, that has created the monster. Look at 'Staffies'...so many attacks have been by this breed and yet in the right hands, these are lovely natured dogs, which unfortunately are often bought as symbols of machoism by incompetent twits who shouldn't be allowed to even own a goldfish! Get well soon gal and I hope they catch the b*****d soon![/p][/quote]LOL. If /some/ people kept goldfish it wouldn't be too many generations before they bred them into piranhas. JackJohnson
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Fri 25 Apr 14

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
elite50 wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines.
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The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others.
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The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.
Anti-dog brigade member here.
We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs.
Scroll down a bit and guess what?
You even admit that:-
It is too easy to buy a pest.
It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be.
People get the wrong breed of dog.
So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog.
Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog".
These are YOUR comments.
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS???
Hullo?
Are you getting the point yet?
PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD!
Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive.
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Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else.
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You see?
I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity.
I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument.
Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate!
And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here....
UH..................
.......... mmmmmmmmmmm NAH :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I see that the usual anti-dog brigade are out in force again. As a regular to the echo website I note that most of these people are anti everything - dogs today, cyclists tomorrow, and next week it'll be wind turbines. . The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and their dogs pose no risk to the public. I get fed up of all dog owners being tarred with the same brush as those who fail to take responsibility for their dog, be it cleaning up after it or ensuring that it is suitably socialised and trained so as not to be a risk to others. . The problem is that its far too easy to buy a dog without giving a thought to the amount of time and committment needed to train a dog. A lot of people also get the wrong breed of dog for their circumstances. Sadly, so many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog not only does this risk incidents such as the one reported but its also cruel to the dog.[/p][/quote]Anti-dog brigade member here. We would not complain if the "vast" majority of you lot WERE responsible for the behaviour of your dogs. Scroll down a bit and guess what? You even admit that:- It is too easy to buy a pest. It is easy to forget how much trouble an un-trained pest can be. People get the wrong breed of dog. So many dog owners have no idea how to look after their dog. Your main concern seems to be "how cruel it is to the dog". These are YOUR comments. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS??? Hullo? Are you getting the point yet? PUT YOUR FLEABAG ON A LEAD![/p][/quote]Your aggressive response to my comment suggests that you are the one that needs putting on a lead and muzzling. Perhaps you should consider counselling to deal with the underlying issues which make YOU so aggressive. . Dogs are not a "pest". The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and the fact is if your weren't complaining about dogs owners you'd be complaining about something else. .[/p][/quote]You see? I use YOUR words, with the words flea-bag and pest as a colourful addition and you take those two words to make a one-eyed attack on my sanity. I suggest you open your other eye and check what you write and THEN put up an argument. Any-way I wont answer any more of your ravings, have a good life but TRY and concentrate![/p][/quote]And I thought I was the biggest w@nker on here....[/p][/quote]UH.................. .......... mmmmmmmmmmm NAH :) retry69
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cuteness14 says...

dogmumrosie wrote:
I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.
My sentiments exactly......it would be really nice to read someone actually saying that they are sorry to hear about your injuries and they wish you well and will keep their eyes open for this 'thug' and his dog. But what do we have...a few sensible comments but the rest just an argument between bitter twisted, small minded people who have as many 'issues' as the dog that did this. The WHITE BULL TERRIER in question at least has a rotten owner as an excuse for his attitude....I wonder what excuse some of these people have??? Whatever, they sound thoroughly upleasant!
[quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly......it would be really nice to read someone actually saying that they are sorry to hear about your injuries and they wish you well and will keep their eyes open for this 'thug' and his dog. But what do we have...a few sensible comments but the rest just an argument between bitter twisted, small minded people who have as many 'issues' as the dog that did this. The WHITE BULL TERRIER in question at least has a rotten owner as an excuse for his attitude....I wonder what excuse some of these people have??? Whatever, they sound thoroughly upleasant! cuteness14
  • Score: 0

5:15pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

cuteness14 wrote:
dogmumrosie wrote:
I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.
My sentiments exactly......it would be really nice to read someone actually saying that they are sorry to hear about your injuries and they wish you well and will keep their eyes open for this 'thug' and his dog. But what do we have...a few sensible comments but the rest just an argument between bitter twisted, small minded people who have as many 'issues' as the dog that did this. The WHITE BULL TERRIER in question at least has a rotten owner as an excuse for his attitude....I wonder what excuse some of these people have??? Whatever, they sound thoroughly upleasant!
I think most of that goes without saying.

There are a few subjects bound to start a discussion that's never going to reach a worthwhile conclusion.

Dogs on beaches, dogs that bite, cats, cyclists.

However bitter and twisted the comments get, though, they're all good because they keep the story in the public eye a little longer. The longer it's in the public eye, the more likely it is someone who knows something worthwhile will see it.
[quote][p][bold]cuteness14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: I have read the above comments and I really dont understand the mentally of some people when all is wanted is the man responsible for the action of his dog while it WAS on the lead, everyone seems to think 'lets have a good moan about .....' STOP... THINK... What if it was YOU... people dont want to hear whether a cat would be better, or whether you like marmite or not or a wall round everywhere, for goodness sake where do you lot come from, yes it is annoying that yet another dog is in trouble or rather the OWNER is in trouble, keep your stupid comments, WILL THE OWNER OF THE WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER PLEASE STEP FORWARD, thats what is wanted here not all the rubbish you lot think is airing ones opinion, I am a dog owner and my arm is really hurting, yes you got it , lets hope this gets sorted before anyone else gets the treatment I got, if I hadnt had a coat on I dread to think whether my arm would still be working or not.. WILL THE COWARD WHO RAN AWAY WITH THIS DOG PLEASE STEP FORWARD.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly......it would be really nice to read someone actually saying that they are sorry to hear about your injuries and they wish you well and will keep their eyes open for this 'thug' and his dog. But what do we have...a few sensible comments but the rest just an argument between bitter twisted, small minded people who have as many 'issues' as the dog that did this. The WHITE BULL TERRIER in question at least has a rotten owner as an excuse for his attitude....I wonder what excuse some of these people have??? Whatever, they sound thoroughly upleasant![/p][/quote]I think most of that goes without saying. There are a few subjects bound to start a discussion that's never going to reach a worthwhile conclusion. Dogs on beaches, dogs that bite, cats, cyclists. However bitter and twisted the comments get, though, they're all good because they keep the story in the public eye a little longer. The longer it's in the public eye, the more likely it is someone who knows something worthwhile will see it. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

6:05pm Fri 25 Apr 14

GAHmusic says...

dogmumrosie wrote:
spooki wrote:
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN
Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed.
[quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.[/p][/quote]you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN[/p][/quote]Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed. GAHmusic
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dogmumrosie says...

A friend wants to comment:
Dog owner needs to come out and admit what has happened, he must have known what the dog was like because it was ON A LEAD and has to take the responsibility and to clear things up, she feels so sorry for me and is discussed that the owner has not come forward and that HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT HE RAN AWAY. from YOUDON (a close friend from overseas)
A friend wants to comment: Dog owner needs to come out and admit what has happened, he must have known what the dog was like because it was ON A LEAD and has to take the responsibility and to clear things up, she feels so sorry for me and is discussed that the owner has not come forward and that HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT HE RAN AWAY. from YOUDON (a close friend from overseas) dogmumrosie
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dogmumrosie says...

GAHmusic wrote:
dogmumrosie wrote:
spooki wrote:
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN
Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed.
The dog was A WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER fully grown WITH THICK BLACK COLLAR
[quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.[/p][/quote]you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN[/p][/quote]Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed.[/p][/quote]The dog was A WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER fully grown WITH THICK BLACK COLLAR dogmumrosie
  • Score: 2

6:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Yankee1 says...

So, nearly a fortnight later, the police issue an 'appeal'.

In other words, they haven't a clue about this case, which is now so cold it would make ice.

My wife has a solution. But not here. It is called a Glock, which she carries in her purse when in our holiday home.

It sorts out bad dogs. And send perverts running.

Here.....the police ask for our help.....nearly a fortnight later.

Does that not imply desperation?

I hope the victim recovers.
So, nearly a fortnight later, the police issue an 'appeal'. In other words, they haven't a clue about this case, which is now so cold it would make ice. My wife has a solution. But not here. It is called a Glock, which she carries in her purse when in our holiday home. It sorts out bad dogs. And send perverts running. Here.....the police ask for our help.....nearly a fortnight later. Does that not imply desperation? I hope the victim recovers. Yankee1
  • Score: -3

6:51pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

dogmumrosie wrote:
A friend wants to comment:
Dog owner needs to come out and admit what has happened, he must have known what the dog was like because it was ON A LEAD and has to take the responsibility and to clear things up, she feels so sorry for me and is discussed that the owner has not come forward and that HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT HE RAN AWAY. from YOUDON (a close friend from overseas)
Unfortunately, if he thinks he's better off not taking responsibility for what has happened he may well not turn himself in.

I would be checking any CCTV recordings I can lay my hands on. Does St Catherine's Hill have any? Perhaps covering car parks he might have used? Are there any shops around the area that might be covered? He might have been to them. It's a long shot, and you'll need cooperation from police, park staff (if any) and possibly shop keepers. It would certainly be worthwhile getting this man and his dog off the streets, though. What has happened is bad enough - the next time it might be a child.

I know that if I was a shopkeeper in that area I would be keeping the CCTV recordings from that date. Unfortunately it's now 12 days old so much of it (if any) might have been lost by now.
[quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: A friend wants to comment: Dog owner needs to come out and admit what has happened, he must have known what the dog was like because it was ON A LEAD and has to take the responsibility and to clear things up, she feels so sorry for me and is discussed that the owner has not come forward and that HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT HE RAN AWAY. from YOUDON (a close friend from overseas)[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, if he thinks he's better off not taking responsibility for what has happened he may well not turn himself in. I would be checking any CCTV recordings I can lay my hands on. Does St Catherine's Hill have any? Perhaps covering car parks he might have used? Are there any shops around the area that might be covered? He might have been to them. It's a long shot, and you'll need cooperation from police, park staff (if any) and possibly shop keepers. It would certainly be worthwhile getting this man and his dog off the streets, though. What has happened is bad enough - the next time it might be a child. I know that if I was a shopkeeper in that area I would be keeping the CCTV recordings from that date. Unfortunately it's now 12 days old so much of it (if any) might have been lost by now. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Yankee1 wrote:
So, nearly a fortnight later, the police issue an 'appeal'.

In other words, they haven't a clue about this case, which is now so cold it would make ice.

My wife has a solution. But not here. It is called a Glock, which she carries in her purse when in our holiday home.

It sorts out bad dogs. And send perverts running.

Here.....the police ask for our help.....nearly a fortnight later.

Does that not imply desperation?

I hope the victim recovers.
It was reported in the ECHO a day or 2 after it happened.

Obviously the ECHO likes to publish Dog/Cycling stories as it provides so many hits.

It appears no one has noticed that it's already been in the ECHO?
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: So, nearly a fortnight later, the police issue an 'appeal'. In other words, they haven't a clue about this case, which is now so cold it would make ice. My wife has a solution. But not here. It is called a Glock, which she carries in her purse when in our holiday home. It sorts out bad dogs. And send perverts running. Here.....the police ask for our help.....nearly a fortnight later. Does that not imply desperation? I hope the victim recovers.[/p][/quote]It was reported in the ECHO a day or 2 after it happened. Obviously the ECHO likes to publish Dog/Cycling stories as it provides so many hits. It appears no one has noticed that it's already been in the ECHO? stevobath
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stevobath says...

dogmumrosie wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
dogmumrosie wrote:
spooki wrote:
While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.
you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN
Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed.
The dog was A WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER fully grown WITH THICK BLACK COLLAR
A 'Fully grown English Bull Terrier'. Well that doesn't narrow it down.

Anything from 45LB up to 80 LB.

45 being on the small side, 80 being unusually large.
[quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dogmumrosie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: While I sympathise with anyone bitten by a dog, I'm wondering how they went from St Catherine's Hill towards Wessex Way.[/p][/quote]you obviously dont walk all the way round the hill, that was the way he went I know, I was the one bitten, and he didnt walk HE RAN[/p][/quote]Can you remember the dogs colour? It doesn't mention it in the story but it could help find the owner even identify the breed.[/p][/quote]The dog was A WHITE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER fully grown WITH THICK BLACK COLLAR[/p][/quote]A 'Fully grown English Bull Terrier'. Well that doesn't narrow it down. Anything from 45LB up to 80 LB. 45 being on the small side, 80 being unusually large. stevobath
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

eyesropen says...

I have seen a man matching the description with a big bull terrier on St Catherine's Hill fairly recently, but it was probably before this happened. I imagine he's keeping his head down but I'll be keeping my eyes peeled. I only go there about once a week but lots of people walk there daily so someone should know something, not to mention his neighbours who might read this.

Hope your arm recovers quickly dogmumrosie.
I have seen a man matching the description with a big bull terrier on St Catherine's Hill fairly recently, but it was probably before this happened. I imagine he's keeping his head down but I'll be keeping my eyes peeled. I only go there about once a week but lots of people walk there daily so someone should know something, not to mention his neighbours who might read this. Hope your arm recovers quickly dogmumrosie. eyesropen
  • Score: 0

6:25pm Sat 26 Apr 14

guisselle says...

I hope the lady recovers I imagine it must have been terrifying. Most dog owners
I think are responsible and caring as it takes commitment to own a dog as
also a cat. Cats can be good companions and they catch mice and rats!
There are numerous shops that sell litter trays for cats to use!
I hope the lady recovers I imagine it must have been terrifying. Most dog owners I think are responsible and caring as it takes commitment to own a dog as also a cat. Cats can be good companions and they catch mice and rats! There are numerous shops that sell litter trays for cats to use! guisselle
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8:50pm Sun 27 Apr 14

dogmumrosie says...

elite50 wrote:
Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event.
I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead?
If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike.
If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!!
If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.".
I wont hold my breath!
for YOUR information the dog WAS on a lead
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Apart from the mindless comments from the heartless morons above, the point should be made that this sort of performance from un-restrained dogs in and around Bournemouth is an on-going event. I guess the comments from the "Not my Doggie" brigade will gush out as usual but why (OH WHY) can't people keep their dogs on a lead? If your dog needs to run, run with it, if you are too lazy to run buy a bike. If you can't run, buy a small dog and STAY AT HOME!!! If this unlikely event were to occur you would find me gambolling in all the open spaces crying "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST etc.". I wont hold my breath![/p][/quote]for YOUR information the dog WAS on a lead dogmumrosie
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Tue 13 May 14

martinsim34 says...

i am a staffy convert sounds to me the dog felt threatend and was reacting the way any dog would though i feel sorry for the victim my dogs all my life have always been attacked by yappy ratty dogs im disabled i always make sure dogs in front of us know we r coming behind them in my scooter hence y i have cameras.also ding my bell too. NEVER WALK UP QUIETLY WEN THEN THE DOG WILL BE AWARE OF YOU YOU WILL SCARE IT.
i am a staffy convert sounds to me the dog felt threatend and was reacting the way any dog would though i feel sorry for the victim my dogs all my life have always been attacked by yappy ratty dogs im disabled i always make sure dogs in front of us know we r coming behind them in my scooter hence y i have cameras.also ding my bell too. NEVER WALK UP QUIETLY WEN THEN THE DOG WILL BE AWARE OF YOU YOU WILL SCARE IT. martinsim34
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