The other day I watched an old man barking, growling, and yelling at my dog. My dog was barking back in fear not in anger. Here is my letter to him.
Dear Barking Idiot,
You sir were a tad crazy and I was more than a little annoyed. I was too far away to reach you, but I did yell, “ Hi, How are you?” to which you did not reply, you merely drove away in a huff.
I am okay if you don’t like my dog. I didn’t get him to make you happy. I am also okay if you have some grand, ignorant opinion regarding my dog and his breed. So go ahead and rant and rave about his type even if you have no clue what you are talking about. What I am not okay with is you purposefully antagonizing him to get him to bark at you. He doesn’t want anything to do with you, he is merely letting me know there is a moron on the loose.
This world is full of ignorance and ignorance is the number one killer. Ignorance, is merely a lack of listening, understanding, and obtaining the truth. Fear and ignorance go hand in hand and without knowledge fear controls ignorance to the point of absolute stupidity. People die every day from ignorance. Just read the newspaper or my favorite, the Darwin awards. Ignorance destroys while knowledge creates understanding.
So sir, when I do find you (and I will) I want you to know that I will first try diplomacy and education. I will try to let you know that it is unacceptable to antagonize my dog and if I catch you again I will have to explain to you that my dog is not the one to fear. It is your complete lack of knowledge that is the most fearful thing. It will come back to bite you on the ass and some day you will trip over your ignorance and crack your skull.
A dog is merely a dog and ignorant people are far more dangerous than any dog you will ever meet. Ignorant people, like you, have the ability to destroy entire populations and large amounts of land where as an animal may bite; a person can destroy your whole spirit.
In short, please don’t antagonize my dog and I won’t waste my time trying to teach you how to be human.
Please educate yourself before you destroy yourself.
Lover of the Pit