I would like to start this off by saying I am not a violent person at all. Out of most of the people I hang out I am the calm and cool voice of reason. Furthermore I'm not bragging about my actions, only venting.
So I got off of work today and ran home to grab the dogs. Between Carrie being out of town and my workload being increased their playtime has been seriously cut down. I ran in grabbed the leashes and left without changing out of my work clothes. We were planning to get some serious play time in.
Once we arrived I went and sat down in the social circle and began to converse. I usually don't do this since dog people are weird. :p After a while I look to my left up a trail where Booger is running after another dog. I noticed the guy seemed irritated but figured Booger would leave the other dog, which is on-leash in an off leash park, alone and come back. At this point Booger is trying to mount the other dog. No big deal I'll go get Booger and bring him back. Right as I was about to call him I noticed the other dog's owner push Booger off with his foot. I shrug it off and decide not to call him right away and see what the other guy does. He brushes Booger off with his foot again, I guess he was too lazy to bend over and push him. I then call Booger and he doesn't return.
At this point I see the guy punt Booger off. Now I am getting angry. I run up to catch the guy and upon reaching him say, "Excuse me sir, next time could you say something instead of kicking my dog?!" He replies, "Just train your ******* dog," and kicks him harder. No I'm forking furious. I "explain" to him that humping is just the dogs establishing dominance and not really something anyone has ever had a problem with and that he went about it the wrong way.
We then exchange some words that would make Andrew Dice Clay blush and I not so politely tell him that he never needs to touch my dog again. I also say that if he has a problem he should confront me with it and not a poor animal that doesn't know better.
He continues to say that I should keep my dog away from his. I tell him if he doesn't like dogs around his then he should keep it away from a dog park (duh). At this point in time he is essentially blocking me from getting my dog while telling me mine better not get near his. Of course Booger oblivious to what is going on runs up to the other dog.
This is the really bad part: HE BENT OVER AND PICKED BOOGER UP BY HIS SCRUFF (hind legs about 8 inches off the ground) AND THROWS HIM:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad::( (about 3-4 feet). Like I said I am not a violent person, but I freaking SNAPPED. On his way to stand back up his face rant into my fist and he lost balance and fell against the fist. I explained to him that it was time for him to leave and that he got off easy. He stumbled to his feet, still cussing and left the park.
I told the other owners what happened (minus the face+fist equation for legal purposes) and they were appalled. I hope myself and or Booger never see this guy again. I especially hope Carrie never sees him as she has a shorter fuse and anyone that would kick a dog would surely hit a woman. I guess she needs to start carrying mace.
Sorry for the long-winded post. Hope it makes sense.