Dogs and kids fit together like peas and carrots, if the
peas sometimes ate the carrots, and the carrots sometimes pulled
the peas' hair. What happens when pets and children come face to
face? Is it the dog owner's responsibility to keep the dog away
from the child? The parent's responsibility to keep the child from
the dog? Both? Neither? The Dads investigate.
Matt is too cheap to take his kid to the zoo, so he takes her to
the dog park, where she mostly has fun, and is occasionally almost
mauled. Todd, a dog owner, works to keep his pet in check when dogs
are near. D.M., who owns the last not-fixed dog not in a dogfight
pen or on a breeding farm, gives parents one warning, then lets
nature take its course.
Most dog owners seem very polite about the issue, though that
Dads estimate that at least one percent of dog owners will let
their pet eat your child and then yell at you for messing up the
doggie's diet. Any way you slice it, Matt needs to pop for zoo
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