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Old 02-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yep! I learned that today at the dog park!!! The know-it-all guy asked me what she was. Maltese. Oh, she's the long haired kind? Uh, no. Well, I've seen a short hair kind!!! Just a different hair cut. NO!!!!it was the short hair kind. This from a guy who has had what sounds like every type dog, whose pooch was humping all the males, but wouldn't get it fixed cause its too expensive.

We should have a sticky about the dumb things stupid people say. I want to chew nails right now. If I smack him in the future, would I get in trouble?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear what your saying. People just say the stupidest things I cannot believe what comes out the mouths of some people. Someone asking if Zoe is real while in her bag yesterday. It's wild. And yes, smacking is not a good idea....although I understand how you feel.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One day I was shopping and had Truffles with me. A lady practically runs across the mall to me and says "is that a maltese???" I answer, yes she is. "Oh," she says, " I have a regular maltese, she weighs 15 pounds." Then she yells. "Honey, come and look at the miniture maltese this lady has!" What are you going to do. I didn't bother tell her...
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh goodness, the things some people say.. People just always comment on how tiny Sophie is, she's 3 pounds at 6.5 months. People say "oh, well she's not gonna get much bigger, you know she's gonna have TONS of health issues" Well, ma'am, there's no guarantee that strictly because of her size my "tea-cup" Maltese is going to be ridden with health problems, but thank you for your concern.
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Don't even get me started on the stupid things people say. I have a son who is six and he happens to have long hair...he's always had long hair by his own choosing. I get all sorts of stupid comments from strangers.
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And there are two kinds of guys: smart and "know it all" stupid. You're the latter, sir!!!
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Please try to understand that not everybody has done the research that we have.Now that we know what we know, we need to remember that we didn't always know what we know. When we take our remarkable beauties out into the world, we will attract attention. There are perfectly fine people out there who think that "teacup" is either a good description, or that it defines the breed. Just because they are not as informed or as willing to be informed doesn't mean that they are unloving people. Come on, give them a break. You can't know what you don't know. Please friends, be advocates of our beloved breed. Don't get mad at people who just don't know, rather use the opportunity to introduce them to dogs who are loving angels. Not everybody has had the good luck to know a Malt...then again there are those people who are not even tempted. I dunno.
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My job requires constant arguments and debates, trying to prove a point. That leaves me too exhausted to argue with anyone.

When people comment about Gustave's 'teacup' size I just say, "He's a puppy, he will get bigger." It's a partial lie, but anything more than that is not worth my time.

If someone was truly interested I would probably care to explain, but usually it's just a random comment.


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Please try to understand that not everybody has done the research that we have.Now that we know what we know, we need to remember that we didn't always know what we know. When we take our remarkable beauties out into the world, we will attract attention. There are perfectly fine people out there who think that "teacup" is either a good description, or that it defines the breed. Just because they are not as informed or as willing to be informed doesn't mean that they are unloving people. Come on, give them a break. You can't know what you don't know. Please friends, be advocates of our beloved breed. Don't get mad at people who just don't know, rather use the opportunity to introduce them to dogs who are loving angels. Not everybody has had the good luck to know a Malt...then again there are those people who are not even tempted. I dunno.

I don't get mad and I don't think most of us DO get mad. But it doesn't mean we can't roll our eyes when they walk away I don't assume people are stupid - but some of their comments can be a bit out there. I didn't even get mad when I was approached at a dog show by an owner of a 'teacup yorkie' who wanted to breed to Andrew so she could have 'teacup morkies' and I could get pick of the litter, if I wanted. Um, no. I just said thanks but no thanks and explained I didn't contribute to the breeding of mix breeds. BTW, the 'teacup yorkie' was larger than standard so not sure what her definition of 'teacup' was.

Dog parks, I have found, are chock full of misguided dog lovers. Some can be dangerous though because they think the dog park is for socializing their aggressive dogs. Then I get mad.
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My friend who's a trainer had a pet parent call her about training. The owner said she had just gotten a Maltese, but it wasn't the white ones - it was a very rare black Maltese!

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