Here are some experiences I've had in the past month:
* I went to Walgreens (which sells food), the lady ahead of me at the register had a medium sized dog sprawled out in her cart. She explained to the cashier that her dog had been sprayed by a skunk, and that is why she was purchasing the items she had.
* a large dog jumped up on my stroller at Costco. The owner said, "oh....is there a baby in there?"
* at a local coffee house/ cafe with an outdoor eating area, I watched a women bring her dog over to a picnic table, watched it poop and pee, then brought the dog up to sit next to her on the bench.
* on my evening walk, we saw a couple ladies walking two small dogs, and moved to the street to avoid them. As we passed, the one lady's dog charges out on a long leash. She made no attempt to restrain him. He gets tothe point he is between my legs and my stroller growling and trying to get to my dog (her dog is on a mile long leash). I finally said, "please pull your dog away!" She responded, " dude, relax!"
Anyhow....is it just my town, or are pet owners everywhere feeling increasingly entitled to bring their dogs everywhere and let them intrude on others with not a care?
Half vent, half genuine curiosity.