Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beware of the attack beagles!

It amazes me how many people are afraid of Chance and Harvey. Of course, we live in "the ghetto," and I have found over the years that many, many black people are afraid of dogs. I've even talked to my black friends about it, and they agree there's a high percentage of blacks afraid of dogs.

At least several times a week, whenever Justin and I are outside of any length of time, we tend to take the dogs out with us. They play in the driveway, pee on the garage, and sleep under the bush on the grass. More often than not, they are not on any sort of leash or chain, because they simply do not wander. It amuses me to see how many people cross the street to avoid the dogs. Dogs that are most likely doing this:

The people that aren't afraid? Little old white ladies. They will come right up and pet the dogs.

There are times where Chance & Harvey do bark - but it's mostly because someone will be walking by, minding their own business, and happen to look over and jump and exclaim something (usually a swear word), and get nervous.

Oh well. At least it provides amusement, and no one is going to bother us with our "attack beagles" around!


Heather said...

I'm actually kind of afraid of dogs too. Not all dogs, just loose ones that you see running around with no owner. When I go to one of my friend's houses, there's actually a little Beagle that belongs to someone but keeps getting out of their yard, and it runs around barking at everybody and everything. I don't like it to approach me.

Paul J said...

modifying a Warren Zevon song:

If you come callin'~
They'll be maulin' with intent to mame.
Don't knock on our door~
If you don't know the attack Beagles' names.

Heather said...

Hope you're having fun on your vacation!

Burgh Baby said...

It always slayed me when people were scared of our Bulldog but would walk right up to our Lhasa Apso. Meg wouldn't hurt a fly, but Jasmine would happily bite your head off. Crazy!