Bob the Irish Wolfhound: I was rejected. What did I do wrong?


Dear Paws to Talk,

My mommy and I recently moved to Manhattan because of her job. So far, we have liked it, mainly because we live near the huge park in the middle of the island.

Mommy signed me up for a doggie play group that takes place there hoping I would meet some new cosmopolitan friends. Β However, I didn’t get into the group.

The organizers wanted to limit the play sessions to small dogs only. Given that I am an Irish Wolfhound, I don’t fit that category.

Mom was shocked by the response. I felt rejected. Is something wrong with me? Why don’t I fit in?

-Bob the Irish Wolfhound

Howl Bob,

Hearing this makes my curly fur stand up straight. I can’t believe play has been restricted in some places. What is next? Treat rations?

I can maybe understand how some of the small dog owners could worry that a canine of your stature might accidentally step on their little breeds.

However, that seems very unlikely. I am a big dog and I play with small dogs. So far, they have all left our play sessions alive.

Even though it doesn’t seem this way, this actually has nothing to do with you. Some beings get set in their ways and “no” becomes a regular part of their vocabulary. If they want to live a narrow life that is their choice.

Have your mommy look for another play group that is more open-minded. There must be countless in the city.

Find your dog friends and play hard. This rejection will become distant memory.

 
Woof,

DiDi

28 thoughts on “Bob the Irish Wolfhound: I was rejected. What did I do wrong?

  1. You poor thing Bob – so happy Margarita was able to point you in the right direction of some new play mates!! Yay πŸ™‚

    If you’re anything like me (I’m a Medium Dog) – I adjust my play depending on the size of the other Dog, if they’re really little I test to see if they want to play by offering my paw, they often do want to play even though you’re bigger when you get to know them πŸ™‚

    Have fun buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

  2. Big dogs are the best! How can anyone discriminate against them, but then again, I am a little prejudice because all of our dogs have always been big dogs! I do have to say…little dogs are great too! Keep looking, you will find a group that will like you for the big, loveable dog you are:)

  3. Being large can sometimes be difficult as people often associate you with danger. In fact, large dogs are often some of the gentlest dogs – just ask my cat Barnaby πŸ™‚

  4. Kane’s mum here, we get rejected too because Kane looks like a very large wolf. Actually he is a giant marshmallow. He is so gentle with little dogs and small children. Shame on them being size-ist!

    • Sandy we are so sorry to hear that. This is an ugly trend! Kane seems like such a sweet doggie to us! We hope our tips in our post the other day for Kane’s loneliness were helpful!

  5. Shame on them!! They are the ones missing out by not getting to meet and know sweet Bob. We hope very soon he finds a more friendly group to join in with. Hugs and nose kisses

  6. How awful for Bob and, as you say, closed minded of the others. It helps small dogs to socialise with all sizes, otherwise they’ll definitely have a hissy fit when they see a big dog in a park, or elsewhere. Some people can be weird.

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