Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Sadie or, Does This Look Like a "Red Zone" Face to You??


She looks like a baby seal, an innocent...

Now here's the one we expect this sort of stuff from...

Picture a beautiful Florida day at the dog beach. The Bostons are frolicking with various dogs. Sweet Sadie is a tad more excited than usual and is chasing other dogs and even stealing their toys! It's usually the other way around but today she is so confident.

This is some old dog beach footage, but you get the idea (or maybe it proves another point, hmmmm..)





We've been there for over an hour and today Panda is sticking close to our chairs and Sadie is the social butterfly... Or bully would be a more apt description as she runs up to a leashed young Cavalier Spaniel...

Unfortunately, or fortunately, we do not have footage of "the incident".
The Spaniel panics when greeted and Sadie goes Mr. Hyde on her. Leashes are tangled jaws are opening and closing. Lots of crying and noise as Panda decides to lend an experienced paw, or should I say jaw, to the fray. Mr. Tennis and I seem to react in slow motion as we scramble from our beach chairs looking like totally inept pet owners. The vicious Bostons are hauled away by their harnesses while two very wet, yet unharmed spaniels are whisked away by scowling humans. Suddenly we are the scourge of the dog beach and leave in shame.

I guess the great and all knowing Mango, dog blogger extraordinaire, is right. Terriers are cracker. Even Sadie. This side of her hardly ever shows itself, but apparently even she can "go cracker". Thus this post will be our entry into the prestigious "Mango Minster 2011". Under the "Insane Cracker Dog" category. Take a look at the entries so far.

Boston Lady aside here:  There is something about leashed dogs at the dogs parks. Don't know if the leash creates a "territory" in the dog mind but I notice that when there is a fracas it usually involves a leashed dog. Anyone have similar experiences to this?

Yeah, look at this "red zone" girl now...


...where's that ferocity now???? Hmmmm Sadie????

14 comments:

Miss Darcy said...

I am glad Aunt Sadie doesn't go red zone on me she is more more or less scared of me.

Paw Prints,

Darcy

Cooper and Lola said...

ohhh scary moment I bet. Cooper gets that way at times at the dog park but only with the big hairy dogs. It's like he has napoleon complex or something

Mr. Tennis said...

In my experience problems arise when people don't unleash their dogs in a setting where most dogs are unleashed. I have never seen a dog fight amongst unleashed dogs.

AFSocksScylla said...
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AFSocksScylla said...

Looks like a Red Zone face to us.

twinkietinydog said...

Heads up, Cracker Sadie,

Judge Twink speaking. While I found your post a rather strong contender, I couldn't help but notice the lack of judicial bribes. Hint, hing.
BTW if you decide to come around and wish to have a chance in winning my category, do let me know so I can give you proper credit.

Honorable Judge Twinkums

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

As much as I would love to pretentd that I know all about this I don't so I am going to let Mom answer you.


Hi Ann, I find the same thing with my portugese water dog. In fact to the point that when I walk him I try hard to avoid other dogs. Yet he is fine with one dog down the street and our neighbour when he is offleash. I think it makes them feel as though they are unable to naturally introduce themselves.

Linda said...

Once we had unexpected visitors bring a dog in our house and our oldest pug went Dogzilla...I thought that Shih Tzu was toast... totally unexpected from our docile little pup, but we learned after that to introduce her to other dogs on neutral territory... she's all good then. Loved the video, so did my dogs~ when yours started barking, so did mine LOL!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Any dog who will hang by her teeth up in the air just to avoid letting go of a throw ring is decidedly crackers in our view. Persuasive documentary evidence. Good luck!

Mr. Connor said...

Think dogs sense when another is on a leash and make it a point to go and cause trouble . Agree with Mr. Tennis ~ never seen a dog fight when they are unleashed.

Chatty Crone said...

To be honest I don't know the answer - but looking at your two together - they look so sweet and innocent - just like kids do. lol

sandie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As I sometimes tell Napolean, I mean Rudi, "You are a mean and ferocious beast."

Thanks for dancing the Eddie jig with me. :)

Mack said...

Pretty Sadie,
I voted for you over at MangoMinster. You are such a cutie!!
Sugars,
Mack

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

My vote is for beach comber SADIE...COMBING THE BEACH looking for beach etiquette offenders. And warding off any would be sneak attacks from the ocean front!

Go SADIE!