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Old 04-19-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Dog bites off part of Home Depot greeter's nose

Leaning down & planting your face near a small dog you don't know while trying to pat it - not smart:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story...kers-nose.html
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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Not smart to do it with a small dog you know, either...a similar thing happened to me about a month before my wedding. Mine wasn't as bad as this one, though, the dog only put a small nick in my nostril and scraped the top layer of skin off of the top of my nose.

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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My instinct has always been to slowly put my hand out for a dog to sniff, before touching or getting closer to it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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And the greeter bears no responsibility whatsoever for this? First you ASK the owner if you can pet the dog. THEN you do rb's sniff-test. It's a pity that the dog may have to be put down because both the owner and the injured woman were idiots.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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The first thing you do if you want to pet a strange dog is putting your hand down in a non threatening matter palm towards yourself, and allow the dog a sniff.

I don't pet strange dogs unless they indicate they are friendly towards me.
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Not smart to do it with a small dog you know, either...
My sisters little Yorkie did that to me, managed to get both canines inside each of my nostrils.Hurt like a son of a gun. I coulda flung that little mutt clear across the room, but of course she babied the thing cooing"Oh she didn't mean it".
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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It's always the little ones that get you. I was bitten pretty badly by a chihuahua when I was 4.
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