Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blind Item #5

This A list mostly movie actress who had a great television year went on a rant after a dog snapped at her on set. The actress said the dog nearly bit her face off when the dog was a good five feet from her when it happened. She was freaked out and refused to work the rest of the day.

86 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Nicole Kidman

Tricia13 said...

And screw her.... dogs rule(and sniff out frigid phoniesπŸ˜‰ )

Brayson87 said...

PTSD from Dogville?

Brayson87 said...

Dogs can smell fear.

Ramone Love said...

Some people are deathly afraid of dogs, big deal

totaji said...

She’s had enough of short yappy things for one life.

Tricia13 said...

πŸ˜† that is so true.... mybe the doggie had shaggy hair and reminded her of Keith/ or was wearing lifts on its paws and reminded her of Tommygirl

Tuesdi said...

I will side with the dog EVERY time. (said the crazy German Shepherd rescue lady.)

Alli said...

Well it can't be Reese because she's a fellow french bulldog enthusiast...must be Nicole.

Simon said...

I’m on the dog’’s side

parissucksliterally said...

Dogs know when someone doesn't like them. Bitch!

.robert said...

When there are so many nice dogs why do they have a bitey one on the set? People with a fear of dogs should not be forced to be near them.

Vessimede Barstool said...

Can you blame her? Poor thing was having flashbacks to when she was married to Tom! Tiny, yappy, but cute domestic animal trying to hump her leg. She thought she'd left that behind, literal PTSD.

Brayson87 said...

In her defense, those pomeranians can be terrifying ;)

americanpanda said...

5 feet away??? How can it nearly bite your face off at 5 feet away.
Just say you don't like dogs asshole.

Tricia13 said...

I have a Shepard/Lab rescue(going on 10 years... the BEST

nicksauntie said...

Completely agree with my fellow dog lovers: dogs are very, very good at perceiving a person's nature. I side with the dog every time! (and agree, the blind is probably talking about tight @ss Nicole).

Tricia13 said...

Almost as menacing as them golden retrievers πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Brayson87 said...

+1 Tricia dogs can sniff out phonies. :)

Wait, didn't they use dogs to find reptilians, or was that terminators?

BestMan said...

Dog smells her twisted father's DNA

Sus said...

Why is this a blind item? New Eco Testament morals forbid fearing dogs? Only inmoral people fear dogs?

Han Niam said...

@robert Unfortunately, people who don’t understand that dogs of all sizes are still DOGS often treat their toy breeds like babies or accessories.

These dogs aren’t allowed to develop normal dog-human pack behavior (where the dog is comfortable knowing the human is in charge and will follow the human’s cues toward other humans).

Instead, these dogs look at their humans as too mentally unstable to be leaders and think it’s THEIR job to protect the pack OR that the human belongs to them and they are allowed to warn other humans off from their property.

When a dog is showing that kind of resource-guarding behavior, you’re looking at an insecure dog and a human who doesn’t understand that their behavior is making their dog more insecure. Especially since a lot of these purse dog people respond by cuddling and cooing to the dog* or laughing it off as just the way the dog is.**

A dog is a dog, whether a chihuahua or a Dane. If you wouldn’t let your pet Rottie do it, don’t let your Pom do it, no matter how cute you think it is.

Sadly, the people who get toy breeds BECAUSE they’re cute and portable are often the people who understand least how to provide for their dog’s mental health.

*which just makes the dog feel restrained in a “dangerous” situation making them more insecure/fearful
**which encourages the behavior as the “correct” response to someone approaching their human

Martin said...

Good.

Ice Angel said...

I was brutally attacked when I was about 12 years old by a friends German Shepard. I was just trying to pet him (I had done so dozens of times) but for some reason he freaked out and lunged at me, taking out a huge gash of my arm. Still have the horrible scar. That said, since then, I've been terrified of big dogs. I steer clear of them, particularly when they bark. As someone above said, they can smell fear. I've tried overcoming it, but nothing helps. I try as best as possible to steer clear and close friends who have big dogs are generally understanding when I'm around. It's not that I don't love dogs or would ever hurt a dog, they just scare me. I do have a little dog though. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she is my best little furry friend in the world.

David Howes said...

Most dogs need their space, food and an outlet to release pent-up anxiety.

I leave other people's dogs alone.
(No petting, etc.)

Southern Man said...

It's one of those botox detecting dogs, like the ones who smell your skin looking for cancer.

Boldblonde said...

Frigid idiot.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

I transported a dog 2 weeks ago. Operation PAWS I volunteer for them. A 40 pound year old shepherd mix. He chewed off his harness and almost chewed through his seat belt before almost moving on to the radio dial. In the span of like a minute.

J said...

That's what happens when your face smells like a rubber chew toy.

nicksauntie said...

WTF is with the lectures on dog management? The blind was about a bitchy movie star who ranted about a dog who was 5 feet away from her and then refused to work, subtext being that she used a non-incident as another excuse to be a diva. NOT about a badly behaved dog, or a poor, timid actress who was just simply too afraid of dogs to go on, or a clearly unsafe work site.

Han Niam said...

+1 ice I was cornered and attacked by a very territorial large dog as a kid*, and even as a dog-lover, I still have to fight that visceral reaction when I encounter a dog who looks like him.

When his owners were around, he was aloof, but otherwise “fine,” but when he was guarding them in their bedroom (which nobody knew about, I guess, or thought was a big deal) he was a whole nother kettle of fish. Especially to a kid whose face was on level with his.**

*Visiting his owners. I was walking down the hall past the master bedroom when he struck, guarding his territory. As it was the only way from the guest bedroom to the rest of the house, I now realize just how dangerous a situation they put their guests in by not training their dog’s territoriality in a different direction.
**I fully blame the owners, not the dog. The primary owner, a woman, heard him growling and got to him just as he was doing his lunge-snap, saving my face from something I prefer not to think of. She was as shaken up as I was, but I still blame her for not working on that dog’s behavior before leaving him unattended around visitors.***
***Teach your kids the “be a tree” move for dealing with potentially hostile dogs. You can’t run faster than a dog, and the dog will just chase. So tuck your arms in close to your body, protect your hands, and turn your back on the dog. Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact or show teeth. Stand still, and the dog will almost always at most sniff and then leave you alone.****
****If the dog is ill, rabid, or so mentally messed up this doesn’t work, you’d be screwed anyway.

Han Niam said...

+11 @Normal!

Han Niam said...

@nicksauntie Please show me where I was bitchy. Someone asked why people bring bitty dogs around when there are so many nice dogs out there.

I answered the question.

Han Niam said...

@simon Every time.

Dogs are great. But their humans sometimes need some work. ;)

ckpsjp said...

Good luck to the pup who can get any leverage on that face.

nicksauntie said...

@han niam I said that the MOVIE STAR was bitchy.

nicksauntie said...

http://www.k5learning.com/reading-comprehension-worksheets

Han Niam said...

@nicksauntie and I misread part of your post. The thing is, a dog who’s snapping at people shouldn’t be On set (or other spaces filled with people) until it’s trained out of the behavior.

And two, some people are so afraid of dogs that a snap five feet away feels like mortal peril. 🀷‍♀️

So who knows. Maybe she’s being a diva. Maybe she’s utterly terrified of dogs. And maybe the dog owner needs to do some more training with their dog before going back out in public with him or her.

If you don’t want to read a long post answering someone’s question, scroll on by.

Han Niam said...

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/weekly/index.php/life-extra/5672-why-courtesy-is-important

:)

Han Niam said...

Yeah. I noticed and acknowledged that on my own, thank you.

I did, however, answer your question.

plot said...

+1 everything Han Niam

Any dog can snap. My meek, subservient bitch can flip on a dime if she feels threatened or territorial. That is their primary job, after all, to protect the homestead. You have to show them that you call the shots over their protection instincts. That, ultimately, calms a dog down since their deferral to you takes a lot of weight off their shoulders, so to speak.

If dogs don't feel there is an authority in the house, they assume they must be that authority and that stresses them out.

I wouldn't congratulate my dog for snapping or showing hostility to anyone, even my friend who she strangely did not want any part of, hackles raised and low growl, which is totally uncharacteristic of her. Turns out he has been hiding a heroin issue and even though I'm glad he now knows there is a suspicious dog in my house, I immediately made sure she knew, at the time, her micro aggressions were not okay.

T. W. said...

Why is everyone mad at the woman?

Small dogs are more likely to bite. I was bitten on the leg by a small dog. I was attacked by a Rottweiler. I was nearly attacked by a pitt bull.

Each time I was minding my own business. The dog lovers sound biased. Everytime someone tells me "my dog ain't gonna bother you" I want to put them in a kennel full of pitt bulls.

DotDotDot said...

Ditto. Screw her!

T. W. said...

@nicksauntie - where does the blind say a human female was acting like a female dog? I have been attacked by dogs. I do not know the woman's background but I can see why she behaved the way she did.

By the way. Calling another woman a bitch is one reason why the MeToo movement will fail.

T. W. said...

@nicksauntie - thank you for showing your true colors and for setting back the MeToo movement & women's lib. You must be proud. I hope a female dog bites you in the butt. That way you can see what a real bitch can do.

Aisle B Bach said...

+1,000,000 Tricia13 on the dog comments (and your guess too lol) Wife and I have 2 German Shepherds...they know who's good and who's not lol Sweetest dogs you'll ever meet unless you are perceived as less than amicable ha ha

nicksauntie said...

OH GOD nooo....I set the MeToo movement back???? Anything but that!!!!

Cail Corishev said...

Some people are afraid of dogs, and for them, a dog five feet away might very well feel like it's in their face. I wouldn't hold that against anyone, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with dogs "sensing" bad people.

I used to have my dog in my store, and customers loved her. One day a girl maybe 20 years old came in, my dog got up from her spot in the corner and started padding over to greet her, tail wagging, and that girl turned and hit the door so hard I was afraid she might have hurt herself. I felt bad about it -- not her fault, and not my dog's fault, just people have fears.

Han Niam said...

@plot A+ dog ownership there! That’s the advantage of understanding how dogs think and interacting with them accordingly.

You benefit from their instincts and senses if you learn how to pay attention to/read them and they benefit from reduced stress because you’re in charge and the Great Giver of Food and Belly Rubs is always right.

Han Niam said...

@TW +1 actually, as a dog lover and owner of very well-trained dogs.

I always look to blame the dog handler/owner. Especially with small dogs, too many owners think lavishing them with human affection is good dog ownership.

Instead of, y’know, creating a paranoid and possessive little nipper.*

And with big dogs, people think they’ll just tie them up in the yard when people come over.***

*Human affection is generally fine once the dog understands you’re the leader and learns that that human affection if leader’s weird way of playing.**
**They don’t get the same thing out of cuddles and shoving our faces into theirs that humans do, though, and that’s VERY important to remember.
***Oh my god don’t even get me started on all the wrong.

Han Niam said...

@Cail That poor girl. I’ve met a few people that terrified by dogs, and I can’t hold it against them. I don’t know what happened to them in the past.

So I make sure to keep my dogs out of people’s personal space unless they’re invited.

Han Niam said...

@Cail not a criticism of you or your wonderful shop dog, by the way. It sounds like you have/had a wonderfully well-adjusted furry friend.

Han Niam said...

And, um, can I visit that pit bull kennel anyway? Are there puppies, too? I’ll bring tennis balls for everyone.*

*I’m not making light of your feelings about dogs, and I agree there are a lot of biased dog lovers who don’t think things through. But I love a good pit bull, and a whole kennel of them sounds like my idea of a great afternoon.

Han Niam said...

@NicksAuntie I’m starting to feel sorry for any girl Nick dates in the future if you’re an example of his female role models. Also sorry for Nick.

Here’s a helpful link for your understanding, since you like sharing links to illustrate a point: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/36448/why-its-imperative-to-teach-empathy-to-boys

nicksauntie said...

@Han Niam Blow out your ass...It's a damn celebrity gossip web site! If I want a lesson in morality I would certainly go elsewhere.

Han Niam said...

@NicksAuntie I seem to have touched a nerve. That’s the peril of commenting in public.*

*PS It’s not morality. It’s science.

nicksauntie said...

@Han Niam Yeah, I guess you kinda did...if you want to lecture me on dogs, or disagree with me on a blind, or whatever..have at it. But taking it to a personal level of talking about a relative who has nothing to do with any of it is pretty low and the fact that you had to stoop to that just exposes your own lack of intelligence. That has its own perils.

P.S You can have the last word now, since you obviously won't shut the fuck up until you have it.

K said...

+1 to a kennel full of pit bulls/puppies- my favorite! My house could be described as a kennel full of pit bulls plus assorted bulldogs, chihuahuas, and other “friends” of my pits who come over and play. No one has lost a limb yet! 😜

Han Niam said...

@nicksauntie Why thank you. I’ll take you up on that.

If you had read what I wrote and thought intelligently on it, you might have noticed that my criticism is not of your nephew, but of the influence your demonstrated rudeness to strangers and people who are speaking up about having been assaulted may have in his life, for ill or good. I wish him, as all children, their best and safest possible future.

You may also have (corrrectly) deduced that my point is to consider the broader impact of dismissing something like the #MeToo movement and being unnecessarily rude to strangers. Or modeling unprovoked antisocial responses to people who disagree with your opinion.

The linked article, in case you skipped it, is about how critically important child development scientists have realized it is to teach and model empathy, especially while boys are young.

It’s a worthwhile read, especially with the stunning lack of empathy we’re seeing in society these days.

I’ll leave opinions on my intelligence, or lack thereof, to each individual reader. Everyone will have an opinion on it anyway.

Han Niam said...

@K +🐢!

“No one has lost a limb yet!”

And that’s how you know it’s still all fun and games. πŸ€“

J F said...

Who the f*ck really cares about all of these individual dog stories. Im sure your dogs (and chikdren) are all adorable... but save it for bingo nite at church

J F said...

+100000000

plot said...

@J F

You ain't gonna win there, friend. The subject of dogs will not be inhibited or denied. Internet fact. `

J F said...

Omfg.... you do LOVE to hear yourself talk!!!

plot said...

And you love to hear yourself scream! There are professionals for that with all kinds of toys.

Han Niam said...

Actually, I love to post and read comments with substance. Sadly, that tends to leave you out.

Scroll on by if detailed posts aren’t your thing.* Tl;dr

*Or posts about dogs, kids, drugs, sex, mental health, whatever, personal or otherwise. This is how humans converse.**
**Or so I’ve been told.

FitzroyHipster said...

Yep. My dad is terrified of dogs. Nothing ever happened to him that the family knows of, but he is highly phobic. He can’t even drive past one without breaking into a massive sweat.

Doggo culture is massive at the moment; I just think people need to be aware there are people out there who are legit scared of dogs...and it’s not due to prior trauma or because they’re a ‘bad’ person. They’re scared and, as above...dogs smell fear, so it makes the person doubly anxious.

Kikibunny said...

I went to battle and lived with a large pitbull when it and my med sized mutt went at it at dog beach when i was in college...i now own two big ones, but nothing creeps me out like a german shephard, I have seen half a dozen instances of them biting someone outta the blue, no reason, no warning...beautiful dogs...but nuts.

aseay said...

That was great! Honestly never thought of it that way. Thanks!! You made one convert today!

T. W. said...

@Han Niam - Thank you for responding. I think you & others are saying that dogs are animals doing what God made animals to do.

The way I read the blind, the woman did not provoke the dog. Either she was afraid & it knew or the dog behaved in a certain way to begin with.

Halloweenie said...

The kiddos want a dog and bother me with requests almost daily. Dogs that are off the list: pitts/rotties/ German Shepards and Doberman's . There seem to be certain breeds that just snap, especially with kids and I can't bring myself to even take that chance but I know people that have pitts and kids and everyone gets along fine. I'd just be full of anxiety with a large protective breed in the house.

T. W. said...

I love you @ Han Niam!

@nicksauntie - weren't you the first one to provide a link to teach someone a lesson?

Southern Man said...

We do need to cut Nic a little/lotta slack though. Her Dad was deep in the programming/nasty probably pedo hierarchy in Australia. Who knows what she's gone thru or seen? He died in strange circumstances not long ago.

Han Niam said...

@TW <3 back atcha!

Han Niam said...

@TW You’re welcome. I agree with your assessment. In fact, it’s likely to be a combination of the two.

Little dogs in LA are often unfortunately neurotic. We constantly have people coming up to us just to say they’re amazed at how well mannered our toy-size dogs are.

I really wish that wasn’t considered so out of the ordinary, though.

Han Niam said...

@Kikibunny

I’ve heard it’s partly down to their extremely high intelligence. If a GS isn’t given a mentally stimulating job, it will find its own mental stimulation and/or act out.

The fact they’ve been bred to protect doesn’t bode well for a dog making its own decisions in an underwhelming environment.

Han Niam said...

@aseay Me? Awesome! Thank you for telling me. That made my evening.

plot said...

@Kikibunny

To add to Han Niam's point, German Shepherds are often used by law enforcement so the associations with trained aggression are there already and make them seem untrustworthy.

GS are one owner dogs mostly. They are aloof towards others and I'd just assume they stay that way.

Remie Ross said...

The dog could smell the evil coming from her. Seriously, she's evil. Her daddy Anthony fled Australia after pedo charges were filed. Google Fiona Barnett

Sd Auntie said...

The dog freaked out about all the crap she puts on her face

Sd Auntie said...

Zenu is looking for u Remie.

Sd Auntie said...

Zyprexa for u too. Oooo it's spook evil...fools

mapstothestars said...

She should have clapped at it.

Water Lily said...

Nicole Kidman is precious about her face. She had a lot of laser treatment to get rid of all her freckles. Her face and body were covered. The treatment made her skin very thin and fragile. Her makeup artists say that her skin is so thin that it's blue and transparent. She needs a lot of make up to cover it.

Charisma S said...

Because she’s scared of dogs? That doesn’t make someone bitchy. Maybe she has ptsd from getting bit by a dog. You don’t know. I love dogs too but let’s stop acting like they’re not animals who can hurt you. To call someone names because they’re scared of a dog who snapped is absurd. Use some logic and common sense before your emotions have you calling people names because they’re scared of a dog.

Charisma S said...

Oh ok. After reading your replies I realize your a bitchy person so of course you’re going to call everyone else that. Get your emotional intelligence under control.

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