Dear Lord let this job be over soon is all I can say because cranky really isn't strong enough of a word to describe him right now.
Rick was walking the dog and this man said something to him about Izzy's build.
Now Izzy has been on a diet and has even lost a great deal of weight for her.
She is only a couple of pounds from where the vet wants her. Finally.
She will never ever look like a skinny American Field Lab....it's not what she is.
But back to my hubby.
He comes in the house and tells me that Henry's owner (we know no one by their first names, only their dogs) patted Izzy and said, "you better lay off the treats there girl"
Apparently he has said this to Izzy before when Rick has seen him.
Rick told me he patted the fat mans belly and said, "hey you better lay off the treats there buddy"
Rick thought it was funny and drove home the point that the man deserved.
The man didn't find that funny.
Neither do I ! And we all know I will pay the price for this.
My friend and neighbor Lisa just said the same thing to Izzy a couple days ago and I wasn't the least bit upset for Pete's sake!
People don't know the difference between the different labs. They aren't vets, so it's not their fault. But apparently this made Rick a bit testy last night. He's been working 7 days a week and he's a bit cranky as I said earlier in the week.
And he can be such a hot head. But now that he did that I hate to think what will happen when I see that guy again. I too, don't know his name. I see his wife more than him but it will still be awful. I'm sure he'll/she'll say something to me and I'll have to deal with this instead of Rick. Awkward!
Oh I wasn't happy with my hubby, oh so not happy.
For those of you who don't know the 2 types of labs here is some info.
I copied this off a Lab site I read -
Types Of Labrador Retrievers is not referring to the standard accepted by the different kennel unions, only to the types of this breed that are out there.
There are two different types of Lab. For now let's just look at what is incorrectly referred to as the "English type" and the "American type".
The country of origin has very little to do with it. What is really at issue here is what the dog has been bred for.
An "English" dog has been bred as a show dog and the standard for this dog is the same in
as it is in .
This dog has a stockier build than its counterpart. America
It has a broader head, a more square muzzle and a very thick tail. It is on the shorter side of the standard laid out by the kennel clubs around the world (still within the limits) but it tends to be fairly heavy, weighing up to 85+ pounds.
The temperament of the "English" also differs slightly from the "American". They tend to be slightly more laid-back and sedate, not quite as lively. (this is so my dog!)
The next of the types Of Labrador Retrievers that we can look at is the "American".
These dogs were bred for field trials, and this quite obviously requires a more agile and energetic dog than the "English". They have been bred for speed and endurance in the field which means longer in the leg and slimmer in body.
American Field Lab below - leaner
English lab below -
She's kind of built like her human mom - short, short limbs, barrel chest and smaller lower half. :-)
I think Izzy's chest is a bit smaller but you get the gist.
I can't wait until my hubby is done with this damn job. It is making him such a cranky bastard. I couldn't live with him if this job goes on much longer. I'm sure we'd have no friends either with him snapping at neighbors who we don't even know.
He interviewed a man Thursday night that I think may be a winner. Rick has another interview Monday night. I believe he will know after the Monday interview who is coming on board. I think it will be the 1st one. But it's his decision of course. It will be interesting to see if I'm right. I've talked to them on the phone and they think I'm just some dumb gal in the office. The 2nd one asked for tips on how to dress for the interview. He was so cute. "I realize, he says, that I don't need a suit for this job do you think it'd be okay if I wore dockers and a nice shirt?" He was cute. He's a young one. the 1st interview was a man of 38. He did dress nicely. Rick saw him walking in to meet him and he was limping and Rick thought, oh no, I can't hire someone like that to go up and down steps all day. But here the guy had just twisted his ankle at the gym on the treadmill. Whew. They had a good laugh about that one. Hey, he hasn't laughed in a bit so good for this man getting him to at least laugh. I hear this man is really built. Arms the size of my thighs. That is what Rick said anyway.
I'll let ya know. I'm sure if he's built like Rick says I'll have to snap a photo for you girls.