Here’s one sorta exciting moment from my weekend …
THE SCENE: Saturday afternoon at Woodward Park’s dog park, about a dozen people and their dogs are there.
WHEN THINGS GOT ICKY: A youngish bulldog stops to relieve himself, lifting his leg on a green plastic chair. Problem is: A woman was sitting in that chair. In marking his territory, he also marked a nice portion of her sweats.
THE REACTION: “Oh, sorry,” the dog’s owner muttered, earbuds in ears, before turning and walking away to follow his dog. The woman, for what it’s worth, left. I’m assuming to go home and get cleaned up.
THE QUESTION: Is it just me, or does your dog full-on peeing on someone (not just a tinkle) warrant more than an sheepish “Oh, sorry?” But then I wondered: How exactly are you supposed to react in that situation? To some degree, since you’re at the dog park, owners have to be OK with getting a little dirty. But getting peed on? Umm. Luckily, my dog has never put me in a such a situation. But I hope I’d be able to muster up something better than “oh, sorry.” Suggestions? What would you do to apologize?