Took Rusty to the dog park. Lots of dogs, I guess because it was a holiday and warm.
Rusty is sitting on the table next to a small white dog There may have been a dog biscuit there. The dog biscuit guy was there and one dog always drops the biscuit. Rusty will fight for a biscuit
Suddenly there is a fight. The woman who owns the white dog freaks out and grabs her dog. Fight over. Total time of fight... about 15 seconds.
Other woman is yelling , I need your name and phone #! I'm not leaving until I'm sure nothing happened to my dog!
She is yelling :WHERE IS THE FIRST AID KIT????
first aid kit? There isn't any. Never was.
I help her check her dog. There is blood on his belly.....get this.....from another dog fight THAT SAME VISIT TO THE PARK! She admits that was not from rusty.
A few minutes later, there is blood on the dogs neck. One puncture hole.
I say, you need to see the vet for that. I'll pay half.
She screams YOU'LL PAY THE WHOLE THING OR I'LL SUE YOU
I said, your dog has a bite already, he should go to the vet for that. I'll pay for any antibiotics he needs for the puncture.
She repeats You'll pay the entire thing.
I said....This is a dog park. If we are on the street and my dog is off leash, I'm liable.
I'm not in the dog park.
Her friend says, that doesn't mean you dog can bite.
I said that is why I'd offer to help pay.
In the meantime, her dog , in her lap, is growling at all the other dogs, some of whom are growling back. She is yelling at all the other owners, GET YOU DOG AWAY.
She says, my dog is a sweetheart, he didn't cause either fight.
Two people who were right there, one of which I don't know, said don't worry, we will be witnesses for you. At least about the fact the dog was bit in a fight already that day and you offered to share the vet bills immediately.
When she left, she was telling me how she works in the courts and I will be hearing from her about the lawsuit.
Then the other people, who saw the other fight, said she freaked out and wanted to call the cops on the other owner. She threatened to sue him too.
Real question is... why would you stay in the park with a dog who was bit in a fight and was really nervous?
Even after Rusty bit the dog, she said, are you staying, because then I'll have to leave.
She also wanted Rusty to go to her vet to be checked.
She had Rusty's vet's info.
//sigh Nut job.
Hubby said, we'll get a lawyer! This is a typical, it is the principal, not the money,small claims court claim.
I'll go to court over less than $100, (100 more at most than what I offered her from the start) just because she refused my offer. Why should I pay when she already needed to go for the other bite??? What was she going to do? Stay home and wait for the other bite to get infected and then sue the other owner?
WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.