We went for our walk this morning along the creek walk. Along the way we met a little Jack Russell terrier wearing a collar. She was alone.
We hadn't seen any other dogs out and about this morning. Any time we see other dogs, they are always with a human. The Jack Russell wasn't accompanied by any humans.
Now I admit that I was excited when I saw her. I jumped up and bowed down and barked to try to entice her to play. However, she rushed in and growled and snapped at me. My human thought I might have frighted her because I am so much bigger. So I tried sitting. She came up like she would be friendly. I stood up and tried to do the normal polite doggy hello. Instead she snarled at me. I was lucky my human mom didn't see me, but I gave her a silent snarl back. If she was going to be nasty, I wanted to warn her off in a hurry. She wheeled and ran off.
Finally, after following politely at a distance, she gave up and left. I'd let her know in no uncertain terms that I no longer wanted anything to do with such a rude dog.