Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Crazy Sheltered Lady

I was taking B for his usual walk today after work and while we were across the street I hear this woman calling his name frantically. I was trying to figure out who she was, and what was wrong because clearly she knew my dog. When I turned around I saw the teeny-tiniest long hair Chihuahua running after me and B. Seeing that she was never going to catch her little dog I turned B around and we headed toward her, trying to coax her little non-dog-dog back home. When we met up she was still yelling, "B come here!" and that's when I realized that both of our dogs have the same name. Not only do they have the same name, but they are also both white dogs with brown spots. This woman was just tickled by this and here is a part of our conversation that followed.

Me: He's about three years old. I'm not exactly sure since I got him from the shelter.
Lady: You got him at the shelter?!?!
Me: Yup. He was my birthday present to myself.
Lady: WOW! I didn't know they had cute dogs at the shelter!
Me: (silent pause) Uh, yep they sure do. There were lots of cute dogs there, cats too.

Seriously. WTF. How do you respond to that? She didn't know the shelter has cute dogs? What kind of world does she live in? At this moment I realized she and I would never be friends because she was just plain loopy. She must live a very sheltered life (pun intended) and this concerned me for the sake of people and animals everywhere. On the bright side, she gave me a fun post for the evening!


crystal said...

To many people (obviously this lady included) "cute" is only equated with purebred mini dogs! Us "rescue minded" people know that cute can mean any blend or size of dog! Being a rescue makes them even cuter :)

beans said...

lol. there are so many misconceptions about the kinds of animals in shelters . . .glad you set her straight!

Carolyn said...

Wooow that lady sure is special. When I had to rescue my beloved baby from the shelter(the little guy was still a puppy and had somehow gotten out) I nearly adopted the whole place. This bassett hound was looking at me with her cute droopy sad eyes and all I wanted to do was take her home with me.

I wish I could give all those puppies and kitties at the shelter homes, cos let's face it they are all cute.

If I could I would probably be that crazy dog lady.