Let sleeping dogs lie..


As they say…

Now there is nothing cuter than babies and dogs.. especially together.. But sometimes videos like the above one make me want to scream and shout.

Dogs need to learn to be around children.. and children need to learn to be around dogs… and one thing that I was very insistent on as a parent was that my son would not be allowed to aggravate the dog, especially if the dog was sleeping.

Golden retrievers are renowned for their cuteness and being placid but even a placid good-tempered dog can turn.

What would have happened if that dog had got fed up of being poked and prodded?  What would have happened if that dog had used the only defence that dog knows? Their teeth. What would have happened if that dog had got fed up and snapped?  Yes the dog would have been destroyed. Put to sleep.

I tell you what, for all those thinking I am a killjoy.. you go to bed tonight and whilst you are sleeping I tug on your hair, put my fingers in your mouth, and persistently aggravate you.. and let’s see your reaction.  I bet it won’t be ‘Aww that is so cute.’  It would probably erupt into verbal abuse or you slapping me…  See you put yourself in the dog’s shoes and you will know damn well how bad-tempered you can get.

The only difference is this… if you slap me, punch me in the face.. You WON’T be destroyed.  You might get a fine or time in a cellblock, but you won’t be euthanised.

Ever heard of ‘Let sleeping dogs lie.’  Well this is one dog that should have been left alone.

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