In fact, Fred will be wearing his yellow ribbon *every* time we camp from now on. And I'll even look for a yellow leash and collar for him.
Fred has only snapped at a person once in his entire life with us, and that was when our grandson tried to stand up while pushing down on him, and we didn't know at the time that Fred was in intense pain (long story including a trip to LSU Veterinarian Hospital 4 years ago). That snap at our grandson ended up saving Fred's life. We *knew* it was out of character so we took him to the vet to find out what was going on. It was *bad* news, but after lots of TLC, buckets of tears when he was given two days to live there at LSU, many visits and treatments at the local vet's office, he's still with us.... chasin' squirrels like nobody's bidness!
BUT, he's a kid magnet. He is "different" in appearance; invariably people say they've never seen a dog so unique looking, he's friendly and always smiling, seriously, while out for walks. I beg children not to approach him, especially in groups, but it happens way too often. And to add to it, Fred never meets a stranger.
Dad always said; never say your kid won't lie, never say your horse won't kick and never say your dog won't bite. They'll make a liar out of you every time.
It makes me livid when parents stand there and watch as a group of their children rush my dog while I'm quickly backing up, and they say nothing to their children. He's always on a 6' leash with harness while out walking, and on a 25' cable stake-out with harness while outside the RV. Kids will rush into our camping space to pet him. I've considered adding to our space sign, something requesting that kids and adults not approach our dog. So far we've not had even a small issue while camping, but I want to prevent that ever happening.
And, I'd love to get a "Yellow Dog Project" sticker for the TV and/or RV even.
Sorry for the