In February SusannahSposted a comment and a question:
Oh dear. I am bringing home my shichon puppy over Easter weekend. I never had to worry about my cat chewing on things...I guess I need to start puppy-proofing things now.
I do have a question...do you ever get disparaging remarks for owning a "designer dog"? I witnessed a nasty verbal attack on a puggle owner earlier this week, and I've seem some not-so-nice comments on some message boards.
At first I thought that SusannahS referred to the fact that some folks may look down on a man who preferred cuteness and cuddability of a cute designer dog, such as a Shichon or a Puggle over a stereotypical dog, like say a German shepherd. Than i realized that this was only my deep secret irrational fear and she was not saying that at all.
SusannahS, who on earth would want to spend their time demeaning little dogs because they come from a designer breed? Thinking of my shichon, the only fear I have is of loosing him. Sure, my guy friends snickerred a little when they saw me (a tatooed, motorcycle riding, goat teed, ex-brawler and wrestler - should i come up with more stupid stereotypes) with a cute little doggie. But in a bout two minutes they want to play with the puppie too. But anyway, we're back on my insecurities.
I still dont understand what someone can have against a designer breed. As for macho wannabees, the best quote I heard was: "you dont need to have a big dog to be a big dog".
and all you haters out there... what do you have to say about this guy here?