söndag, november 30, 2008

Scary dogs, episode 1

Being a member of the dog owning community I can feel free to criticize my own kind, right? Most dog owners are bonkers and the more bonkers the more obnoxiuos the dog.

This is what happened to me a while back. I was walking in the park with my medium sized dog( a Finnish spitz by breed, a poorly socialized nervous wreck by nature) when a Great Dane came running towards us. The Dane was on a leash dragging a young fit Irish man behind it.

By one light tap of the paw the dog had me tumbling the ground. It put its two front paws on my chest and opened its mouth over my face. Drops of sig saliva was falling into my eyes. My level of fear was OFF the scale at this point. I had a desperate plan - if I could reach my own dog maybe I could push it into the Dane's crocodile jaws and save myself before it ripped my face off?

Fortunately the dog released me. I stood up covered in mud, trembling like a cartoon figure and said "That's some animal you have there! (I was reared near Sparta)
The young man answered: "He is only a pup, he was only playing"