Puppy encounter today

I saw a cute puppy come off the shopping taxi today at Whisper Cover while I was there for lunch and laundry. I pet the dog a few times. About 10 min later I went up to the bar to get a beer and the puppy was there. I reached down to pet her/him and then I picked her/him up (about 8lbs of fuzz). The man next to me yelled at me and grabbed the dog away from me saying that I was not to pick up his dog. He stormed off cursing and made lots of obscene gestures and noises. I turned to the woman on my right (his wife) and said I'm sorry. She said it's not your problem it's his. If he treats his dog like this, I wander what is wife's life is like.
Wow some people have serious problems!