Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10 Snappy Comebacks When Your Dog Is Insulted

   It always stuns me when someone makes a rude statement to me about my dog. I try my hardest not to snap back, but you can bet your last dollar that my mind is doing a lot of trash talking. My friend, Carol Bryant from Fidose of Reality and I were discussing this the other day. We thought that it would be fun to write some of the things that we would actually like to say in rebuttal.

Basset Hound wearing leather hat.

Here are my 10 Snappy Comebacks for a few of the actual Dog Insults that I have received:

1.  Wow! It doesn’t look like he misses a meal.
Answer: “Yes, I find that dogs live longer if you feed them on a regular basis.”
2.  Are Basset Hounds really as dumb as I’ve heard?
Answer: “He is smart enough to know better than to ask such a rude question.”
3.  Do Basset Hounds bark a lot?”
Answer: “It only sounds like barking to people that don’t speak dog.”
4.  How does your Basset Hound smell?
Answer: “With his nose.” Yes, I realize they are asking about the infamous Hound Dog Smell. It is just extraordinarily rude.
Basset Hound nose peeking through fence
5.  Why does he look so sad?
Answer: “Don’t be silly!  That is his happy face. Look at the other end. See his tail wagging?”
6.  Someone sure likes to eat.
Answer: “Most living creatures enjoy eating. He’s also a big fan of drinking water.”
7.  You sure have a lot of photos of your dog.
Answer: “Yes, I do. You sure have a lot of photos of your kid.”
8.  He is so short.
Answer: “He prefers the term vertically challenged.”
Hands making heart with dog and lady inside
9.  Do you actually let your dog kiss you?
Answer: “It’s actually me that kisses him most of the time. It’s okay, I’ve had my shots.”
     10. Your dog is fat.
Answer: “Do you meant phat like awesome? Yes, yes he is.”

   The truth is that some people feel it is okay to say unkind remarks like these because, in their opinion, Bentley is “just a dog.” I can’t imagine someone saying these things about a child. Little do they know that I can go from super nice to crazy dog lady in 1.5 seconds! See how Carol handles such remarks about Dexter on her blog today by clicking here.
   How do you respond to rude comments about your dog or cat?
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  1. My momma usually just says somefin rude back, BOL. She's got a mouf on her.

    1. Bol. My mommy does the same thing. She's pretty crazy.
      XXOO MaddiethePug

  2. Yeppir, my Momma tells 'em off... dat's where Whit's Momma got it frum...bol, bol!!

    You wouldn't believe da rood thangs we've heard... mostly relatin' to my skin isshoos... when we wuz at da beach, dis one couple sed how Whitley looked like their cairn... and when they heard I was a westie, too, da man kept sayin'... NO way, NO way, No way are those the same breed!! Ovfur & ovfur agin.... The furst time wuz rood, the fourth was just stoopid-- like him. Momma walked away as he was still yammerin'... Momma spends tons of bucks on meds and stuff fur my itchies.... she knows I duzn't has da furs I usta... but she luvs me just da same. And Whit gits rood comments,too...

    But after our Mommaz finish wiff 'em, maybe dey will keep der rood comments to demselves da nextest time!

  3. It happens fortunately only rarely and I ignore it.... there was only one thing what led to a nuclear meltdown. As a guy kicked Easy, without a reason, just because this guy was an a-hole. That ended not well for this guy... but I feel no sorry...

  4. If peeps are rude to this Princess I just say 'Off wiv their heads' and haf them sent to The Tower....ha, that'll teach 'em!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Thankfully, we don't get too many rude comments. Mom would bark and growl back at the person and most likely insult their child if they had one. People can be real inconsiderate.

  6. Love your comebacks, you rock! I have been having to drag Hailey by a construction site for a new house as a very sweet dog is always on it, and it stresses her out. I do my best to keep her calm and some days she does better than others. The other day the builder said "You sure have a hyper one there." I believe he was implying I had no control over her, which to be fair is sort of true but to which I replied "actually she has a sever anxiety disorder, which is is medicated for." He had nothing to say after that.

  7. "Super nice to crazy dog lady in 1.5", so funny!! Really it is unbelievable that people can be so rude. I love your comebacks though. When we first adopted Cocoa someone said, oh you got a brindle. Um, no she is a puppy and her name is Cocoa!!

  8. Hmmm, my Ma's brain usually overheats too quickly upon rude comments and thus cannot function to come up with a snappy comeback until later. BOL If only she could come up with them earlier!

  9. When is are out walking someone said to me about Schooner and said your dog is fat I responded with Yes my dog is my cute chunky monkey and I love him just the way he is! Had someone say is your dog going to have puppies... No boy dogs don't have puppies! Their response was Oh and walked on.

  10. So frustrating, isn't it? Sometimes we ignore them and other times we educate - must say though, that rude is rude and sometimes we do toss a zinger. These are fantastic! Loved sharing this with you - ;)

  11. I usually just give a withering stare and don't say anything because I didn't have those great answers.But I avoid anyone who would say those things.

  12. YES YES YES AND YES!! Omg, I absolutely loved this post!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. Oh i live for rude comments..bring it on..people can be not so much rude as ignorant..when i was pregnant and people found out i was expecting twins ..well are they siamese was a common question..no they are Australian..ugh..seems pets and peeps get some rude and silly things asked of them :) next time you are asked how they smell say well like Chanel no 5 but you take a sniff and tell me :) loves Bev xx

  14. I'll have to plan some comebacks. Seems like I never have a good one in mind when needed. Great responses!

  15. Priceless comebacks! How could anyone be so rude? How would they like it if a dog owner insulted their child?

  16. Great comebacks...you are right that folks wouldn't say rude things about kids, but dogs are fair game.

  17. Pawfect answers!!!!!!!!!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. People say rude things about dogs? I am shocked. I only get compliments. Maybe its because I live in Scotland. People here save up their rude comments for use on the English...
    Toodle pip!
    PS OK, sometimes people say I look like I need a bath, which I suppose is a bit rude. But only when I've just walked through a bog.

  19. Those are awesome! It's so hard to come up with a quick comeback, when you're just trying to get over the shock that people can actually be that rude!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pet

  20. Love all your comebacks! we thankfully don't get too many rude comments
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  21. Love your answers! Some people are funny! Kinda sad because they don't know how amazing dogs are! :D

  22. Good comebacks! Some people just don't get it! I can only feel sorry for them! I don't think Bentley's fat at all, he's awesome!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  23. Good comebacks! Some people just don't get it! I can only feel sorry for them! I don't think Bentley's fat at all, he's awesome!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  24. Those are great comebacks! We can't believe some of the rude things humans will say.

  25. Awesome comebacks! Over the years I've gotten much better at dealing with rude people. I use to just want to smack them up side the head! Love the phat comeback! I might have to borrow that one!

  26. I mostly ignore stupid comments. I won't even honor them with a response.
    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

  27. hahaha those are great. I always get is your dog a curly lab???

  28. BOL - those are fantastic! We've got quite a few of our own as well! :)

  29. Haha these are great! An old man on the street once asked me "Is your dog ugly?" No, he's beautiful! I later learned that's an old-fashioned word for "mean and ornery." haha

  30. La gente que hace comentarios groseros, solo es maleducada....

  31. with aoife, my granddog, people are always asking if she's pregnant! well, rude people, no she is not pregnant, she has a thyroid problem. we have her on daily medication and a strict diet but do we really need to explain her medical history to complete strangers?
    "the more i learn about people, the more i like my dog." -mark twain
    wags, bailey unleashed

  32. This made me laugh out loud :D Yep, people can be rude... Not surprising, since we're so often rude to each other. But you're right, the line between kids and dogs (for non-dog people) still exists. I'd love to hear what happens if you ever go ahead and use one of these. (And please take a photo of the person's face... Going to be priceless :D )
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs