I decided that after 5 years I'd finally take the plunge and get cable television and a land line phone - so that necessitated the need to have a service person come to the house to install the phone and cable line.
I always ask the person I talk to when I put in the work order to make a note saying that I have dogs and that they're very friendly so that the person coming knows that they're here and is forewarned when the barking starts as they're coming towards the door, but as a responsible dog owner my #1 priority is to keep my dogs safe - so when I saw the Eastlink van pull up - I put Daisy and Charlie out on the deck until I talked to the guy to see how he actually felt about dogs - and when the door bell rang and I asked him and he said "are they pit bull type dogs?" - I knew right there that the dogs were going to be staying out on the deck.
At one point the fellow looked at this picture here of Daisy and Charlie wrestling at Crystal Crescent that I have on the wall and said "Are these the dogs you have out on the deck?" and I said "yes" and he said "I'm very glad we're in here and they're out there, if they were in here I'd be so intimidated I wouldn't know what to do with myself" - so it just goes to show you that a picture as silly as this can scare someone - to me this is a silly picture - to him it was too dogs fighting.
But I think that part of having a dog friendly city is having everyone feel safe around all dogs - and that includes having this Eastlink employee feel safe going into dog owners homes when he goes on calls. He said that he goes to some people's homes and dogs are right at the front door snarling and the owners don't do anything - which does nothing to curb his fear of dogs - that's for sure. And that's not being a responsible dog owner. I told him that unfortunately even assholes own dogs - and that is too bad. I wish we could fix that fact, but we can't.
Buddy didn't mind Buttercup at all though - so she got to stay inside - I didn't tell him that she was the worst dog of the three - haha! She even got to poke him with the stuffed animal that you see next to him in the first picture!