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Whatr the H*ll was he thinking?

Old 04-01-02, 12:14 PM
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Whatr the H*ll was he thinking?

Yesterday my wife and I go out for an easy
10 miler around the neighborhood. As it is a
comfortable 65(F) degrees and sunny almost
everyone and their DOG is out.
So here comes my neighbor walking his dog (leashed).
as I get about 10 metres away, he unleashes the
dog who promptly runs directly towards me, I hit brakes
go a** over teacup and my neighbor states
"gee, he never chased bicycles before".
sometimes I'm truely amazed at the stupidity of people
when confronted with a bicycle.

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Old 04-01-02, 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by lotek
Yesterday my wife and I go out for an easy

10 miler around the neighborhood. As it is a

comfortable 65(F) degrees and sunny almost

everyone and their DOG is out.

So here comes my neighbor walking his dog (leashed).

as I get about 10 metres away, he unleashes the

dog who promptly runs directly towards me, I hit brakes

go a** over teacup and my neighbor states

"gee, he never chased bicycles before".

sometimes I'm truely amazed at the stupidity of people

when confronted with a bicycle.



Marty
Wow. Are you on otherwise good terms with this neighbor? Or is it time to make him a biiiig stack of Ex-Lax cookies?
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Old 04-01-02, 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Matadon


Wow. Are you on otherwise good terms with this neighbor? Or is it time to make him a biiiig stack of Ex-Lax cookies?
Personally, I think tape worms are better snack for bad doggies.
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Old 04-01-02, 07:22 PM
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I would have ran over to the guy, swore at him a little, maybe took the leash and throw it as far as I could......swear a little more....and then ride away....while saying the word "hell" alot
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Originally posted by KleinMp99
I would have ran over to the guy, swore at him a little, maybe took the leash and throw it as far as I could......swear a little more....and then ride away....while saying the word "hell" alot
I dont doubt that one bit
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Old 04-01-02, 07:36 PM
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haahahhaahah......you know me too well..........have I really been here that long??-----------of course i have
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Originally posted by lotek

"gee, he never chased bicycles before".
sometimes I'm truely amazed at the stupidity of people
when confronted with a bicycle.
He knew full well the dog was going to chase a bike, and reacted accordingly. What you need is the following:

1. Doggie biscuits
2. Very small shards of broken glass
3. Cyanide.
4. An alarm clock that will wake you at about 2.30am

Do I need to draw a picture here?
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Originally posted by Chris L


He knew full well the dog was going to chase a bike, and reacted accordingly. What you need is the following:

1. Doggie biscuits
2. Very small shards of broken glass
3. Cyanide.
4. An alarm clock that will wake you at about 2.30am

Do I need to draw a picture here?
Now I'm sure you didn't mean to suggest any harm to the dog Chris. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. OK?
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I seem to have the same effect on dogs as I have on women and small children...
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I hope it was a joke re the dog. Feed that to the owner, if you must, where the blame belongs.

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Run the dog over!!!!!even if u get hurt, it'll learn its lesson
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He wasn't thinking. And next time he does that call the cops, because I know here that when the dogs off his proterty and not on a leash they can give a ticket ( normaly it doesn't result to that, but normaly people think). It will be a good $50 reminder to think next time.

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Originally posted by urbanking
Run the dog over!!!!!even if u get hurt, it'll learn its lesson
NO.....but it depends on what kind of dog it is. If its one of those little s*** dogs, then I would run it over......but how could u run over a cute chocolate lab? that would be so cruel!!!!!
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Originally posted by KleinMp99


NO.....but it depends on what kind of dog it is. If its one of those little s*** dogs, then I would run it over......but how could u run over a cute chocolate lab? that would be so cruel!!!!!
run over the dog? run over the owner he's the one who let the dog loose (j/k)
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Originally posted by chewa
Now I'm sure you didn't mean to suggest any harm to the dog Chris. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. OK?
Yeah, I got a bit fired up (I do that sometimes). I'd call the cops first and see if they can fine the owner and do the dog a favour by finding it a more sensible and responsible owner. However, if that doesn't work...
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I actually like the dog, a lab mix who is dumb as a post!

I had a talk with the owner, reminded him
about leash laws, and that most dogs will
chase bikes just because they can.
He apologized, and actually said he
didn't think the dog would do that.

I'm gonna wait till he's out pottering in
the garden and then let
Sassy my 75lb German shepard go visit him
(on a long line I use for training!).

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