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I know that it is 100% my fault that my dog slipped out of her collar. We were advised by our trainer to switch from a harness to the flat collar for walking and hadn't had any issues until now, but I guess I didn't realize how smooth and slippery her fur is becoming as she gets older. I assume all responsibility for that and I am shopping for a different setup today.
So my 6-month-old, stranger-reactive Belgian shepherd puppy is a beautiful dog. At this point I'm used to strangers approaching us to ask her breed or just admire her, even as she barks her little head off at them while I struggle to get her attention and move us away. This is the first time it's gone this badly.
Not long into our walk this morning, a lady with walking sticks appeared behind us, about a block down the street. My dog has never seen walking sticks before - we live in the suburbs, and that's the first time I've seen them here too - so she immediately freaked out. Barking her head off, growling, couldn't get her to look away for the world.
I turned us onto another road and got her to calm down. The walking stick lady turned onto the same road, so I sped up and tried to get us away. Then this happened again twice - another turn, she took the same turn, and no matter how fast I walked I couldn't get her out of my dog's sight.
We were almost running at this point, but the lady finally caught up to us in the middle of a cross walk, right as we were crossing a busy road, again trying to get away from her. Then she approached my dog who had, at this point, been barking at her for a solid 10 minutes. My dog backed away from her and slipped right out of her collar, into the road, as cars were going by.
The only positive part of this story is this: my first instinct was to run out of the road, onto the sidewalk, calling my dog. She followed me immediately, so within a couple seconds I had already caught her and gotten her collar back on. Then this lady had the nerve to stand there and ask me the usual questions about her breed/age, lecture me about getting a tighter collar (duh), and some other stuff I don't remember because I was so shaken up.
More than anything, I'm extremely upset at myself for not having my dog in a safer set-up for walking, and for not figuring out a way to get her to safety. I know I can't expect people in public to act a certain way, but I do desperately wish that people would take my dog's barking and my struggling as a h... keep reading on reddit ➡
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My point is, do we overemphasize the ability of individuals to make it to the top if they just try hard enough, within our current system? Is the system rigged, in a sense, so that trying and dedication aren't actually enough?
This is probably gonna sound like a stupid situation, but hear me out.
I've had a cat for almost a year now, he's still quite young but he's at that age where he's allowed to be outside.
Just to let you know he's had his shots and has been neutered (mainly because apparently male cats don't wander off/or fight with other cats as much with the operation, plus I don't want him getting female cats pregnant.) I also had all this done because I want him to be able to have freedom, I don't want him to be stuck inside or feel trapped. I feel like I've been really responsible with him so far. I only let him out for a couple hours and he comes home on his own, though some days he's a bit late coming home so I have to go out and tempt him with some food. It always works.
Lately however, I've noticed he's coming home without his collar. I put a collar on him because it helps me feel more secure that I can hear him, also the last thing I want is 'gifts' being brought home, lol.
I've gone through a lot of collars because his seem to always go missing and it started getting frustrating, so I did a little 'detective' work. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it got annoying but I'm paying money for these collars and they're for his safety to wear one, too.
One day I went out to fetch him in for his dinner when I caught a neighbour in the act taking my cat's collar off of him! He was mewling and trying to get out of her grasp, and I immediately walked up to her (at a safe distance ofc due to pandemic rules.) Admittedly I was a bit angry, but I didn't yell at her. I asked her what she thought she was doing and she gave me the dirtiest look as she asked me: "Is this YOUR cat?" I told her it was and then she berated me saying I was an irresponsible cat owner for putting a cat collar on my cat. I said to her what the hell she was talking about and that's where she told me she'd seen my cat a lot and how he struggled with his collar and took it upon herself to take it off him.
I thought she was crazy. My cat actually enjoys wearing his collars, he gets fussy whenever I take them off him, he's almost like a dog. No matter where I hide his collars when he has his naps, he always manages to find them and bring them to me for me to put on. I think he's come to realize that he can't go outside without it. I always make sure that they're never tight either, if I can fit two fingers between his neck and the collar, then he's fine. The latch also snaps off easy if he were to get ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m blue collar, and it always enraged me watching y’all stroll in after shits been already running for 3 h all bright eyed and bushy tailed, clean and comfortable behind you desks, with your little snack baggie and water bottle, and hour long lunch... then I came here, and I’m just like fuck, I can tell my boss to go suck a giant donkey dick, I get home at 330, and I’m done, y’all get home at 5 and are pressured to keep going, I go on lunch, eat, smoke, and chill, (save the poop for the clock), y’all eat at your desk. All that and you can’t even tell your supervisor to fuck off, how do you blow of steam if you can’t verbally abuse your boss?
Anyway, I think l we need more unity, I don’t give a fuck how you get me the parts I need to do my job I just need you to get them. You know that, I know that. The fuck does middle management have to do with that? I don’t need 2 dicks to have a discussion before you know about the lack of parts, it’s a 15 second conversation and a 3 min walk to and from your desk.
Saw this on a window sticker of a jacked up pickup truck in western North Carolina this weekend.
Class consciousness or accidentally ironic? Maybe I'm just being optimistic...