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. 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
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.