Sep 28, 2005, 5:28 PM
Post #1 of 64
I'm not writing this thread to spark any racism issue. I have nothing against the Malays but what happened to me and BB yesterday evening angers me more than anything.
My furkid & I were "attacked" during our evening walk by Malays
I took BB out for his evening walk around Taman Ibu Kota (Setapak Garden) housing area. I went there a few times but normally on weekends in the morning with my boyfriend.
I stay in a condominium, so i don't have the privilege to play with BB in an open area by my condo, that's one reason why i drive out to Taman Ibu Kota to walk my BB around the neighbourhood.
I was walking BB quietly, making sure he doesn't pick up anything to eat, watching his every movement, just like our usual walking session. We were walking away from the Malay kids, the playground, Malays houses, Malays cars, etc.
WE KEPT OUR DISTANCE FROM THE MALAYS TO RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY.
But to my horror, their Malays kids start to ride their bikes towards us, shouting "ANJING, ANJING", making whistling noise, showing faces, giving me the "F$%^" look.
I was shocked, Bobby was naive thinking the Malays kids wanted to play with him, try to run up to them. I had to use my full energy to refrain BB from running towards them.
I had to shout to the Malays kids to stopped shouting loudly, they didn't listen to me at all. They continue to shout "ANJING, ANJING, LARI, TAKUT, ANJING NAK GIGIT!!!"
Bobby was turning frantic. He got too excited with all the shouting. I tried to walked away from the Malays kids, but they kept on following us with their bikes. Some even walked up to me on their foot and then run away tempting BB to follow them in the run.
BB misunderstood the whole scenario, cos i normally jogs with him during his walk. When he sees the Malays kids run, he thought he's suppose to follow their "jogging" as well.
BB never behave like that when i take him out for his walk. It upsets me so much that I had to carry him back to my car and drove back to my condominium.
I was not angry at BB for behaving like that. I know he's a friendly pup, only 4 months English Cocker Spaniel. I couldn't believe my ears when i heard the Malays mums SHOUTED "JANGAN KACAU ANJING DIA, NANTI ANJING DIA GIGIT AWAK!".
They should educate their kids not to provoke any dogs, not based on "anjing dia gigit awak", but should educate their kids not to run after dogs, teasing them, making noises, shouting loudly. Dogs do not attack human unless they feel threatened.
I questions myself after what happened yesterday. I wonder whether it was my fault for taking BB out to Taman Ibu Kota for his walk.
I'm aware that there are Chinese and Indians staying in that neighbourhood with dogs. I met up some of the dog owner during their weekends morning walks. I had never encounter anything like yesterday.
Maybe it was my fault for assuming that the area is safe to bring my BB out for walks. I never knew the Malays there are psycho to run after dogs and shouting madly.
I'm writing this to share my experience. I do hope to bring BB to a safe place for his walk. No more "attacks" by the Malays.
Zoei Lam (Owner of one male English Cocker Spaniel)