Who is Gillespie?
Gillespie was this chunky little ornery dog we met at the dog park. He was a real jerk.
What made him jerky?
He followed us around snarling. Then he tried to get between my own dogs and me, snarling at them if they came near me. Then he incessantly sniffed butts while snarling some more. He finally snarled one too many times in my dog Gigi’s face and Gigi attacked him.
Then what happened?
Then we left.
What were Gillespie’s owners doing during all this?
Just sitting there on a bench. They finally said the dog’s name after the attack. Maybe to prevent another one?
Or maybe they wanted Gillespie to get attacked and killed so they didn’t have to bring him back home.
No, people can’t be that cruel – even with a jerky dog.
So what should people do if they have a jerky dog?
Not bring him out in public.
And warn any visitors to the home that a jerky dog is on the property.
You mean they should buy one of your custom dog signs on Etsy?
You bet! This one works:
Buy one now (even if your dog is not a jerk).