I wasn’t sure about writing this post. This blog is about positive things and this is not in line with that. If you’re someone that’s sensitive about animals, I caution you to read no further.
I was walking my doggies yesterday and we walked by a group of people sitting and chatting. They had two dogs. One wasn’t on a leash and it attacked us.
A horrible dog fight ensued.
Rest assured, my lovely reader that there were no injuries. At least none of the type that leave blood behind. Still, there were bites and the other dog left limping.
And I was a shaky mess by the time it was all over.
I called the city to report the incident and they gave me some recommendations. Of course, they would prefer everyone keep their dog on a leash or behind a fence so that this sort of incident doesn’t happen. But, since some people don’t, they recommended carrying dog spray. Apparently, the spray doesn’t do any permanent damage but will stop a dog from attacking.
I thought I’d share this incident and ask for ideas. Does anyone else have experience with this and do they have any suggestions? (hopefully one that doesn’t involve hurting any of the dogs)
I think we need to find a product to use against the dog owner instead of the dog. Well, yes, protect your dogs from attack, but beat it into the stupid owners brains that it is not OK to let their dogs run loose off leash.
LOL. I tried to say something to the owner but I don’t think he listened to me. 😦 thanks for sharing, though, Trent! It’s lovely to have your support!
Most people who leave their dogs off-leash are the same irresponsible people who can’t control their dogs. My biggest pet peeve! I’ve had many dogs attack my dogs in the past by the same owners who say their dog is friendly. They’ve gotten a verbal scolding from my hubby 😁 Now when they see us with our new pooch, they cross to the other side of the road.
I also have a scary looking dog though. 🤣
Ah…mine look like fluffy teddy bears. :D. Not exactly scary-looking.
Lol. My first littld guy was a fou you dog (yorkie). He had little man syndrome but never picked fights. Glad to hear your dogs were ok!
Awwww! Nothing cuter than little doggies! They’re puppies forever! Sigh! He sounds adorable! And thank you so much for the good wishes.
Thanks so much for the comment, Button-Eyed Reader. I wish I could have kept the dog from crossing the road to us! 🙂
I know! It’s scary when it happens. I hope they had the human decency to try and stop their dog and apologize. Dog spray is a great idea!!
Ah…the owner in question was pretty drunk and there was no apology given. But I might carry that dog spray from now on. *sigh*
You’re welcome by the way 😉
Thanks so much!!
That can be quite a dangerous situation. The owner is lucky no person was hurt.
I have a labrador I regulsrly blog about and he is very soft and wimpy. I do worry sometimes about him and his safety. Good point….