May 07, 2009

I saw a man kick a dog

That's right, I said kick a dog. He had the dog on a leash, the dog was being hyper and unruly and stepped on the man's sandal-clad foot, so the man kicked him in the chest. Granted the dog didn't so much as whimper, but still... What would you have done or said, dear readers?



8 comments:

Cheryl1971 said...

Same thing I've done in the past, that always gets me into trouble. Marched over, verbally abused the owner, and threatned them with a visit from my entire family to deliver the same punishment he just handed out to the dog.

Usually at this point the person I'm with is horrified I would get involved in this "domestic" warn me the offender might be unstable, and if I feel that passionate about it I should phone the authorities.

Sadly this warning comes while I have my hands wrapped around the offenders throat.

I took anger management. It's going well.

Anonymous said...

I would probably have just given the guy a dirty look. Then again, it wasn't a chihuahua was it?

Calamity Jen said...

Oh Che, if only you had been there. lol

Anon, it wasn't a chihuahua, it was a medium-sized dog. I admit, if it had been a very small dog, I probably would have watched in fascination as it flew through the air before I came to my senses and became suitably outraged.

ryssee said...

I'd like to think I'd loudly say "Did I really just see you kick your dog?!" Then give him a piece of my mind. But I'd probably just yell the first question.

Heather said...

Interestingly, yesterday while on the Scarborough Rapid Transit I saw a woman hitting her dog repeatedly with the plastic part of those retractable leashes. Those things are heavy - I know this because I dropped one on my foot before. I was on the train - she was outside of the train station and I couldn't do anything. I don't know what I would have done exactly but I've never felt so helpless.

What did you do?

Zombie Mom said...

I have actually done the dirty look thing and I have gone over and said something....

Especially if its a kicking in anger not a push away kind of kick.

I hate seeing that kind of stuff. The problem with confronting the rage-o-holics is that same poor impulse control that leads to kicking a dog also can lead to some seriously nasty verbage. I have been called some horrible name.s

I also want to know what you did.

Calamity Jen said...

What did I do? I told him if he ever did it again it would mean the end of our marriage, and that I wasn't kidding.

Moving on, now...

Heather said...

I laughed which I know is completely inappropriate but still.