urge to herd Posted February 9, 2009 Report Share Posted February 9, 2009 DH walks Shonie 3 mornings a week, while I take Sam to run. Shonie can't run anymore, and would wake DH up anyway if left behind when I take Sam, so that's the compromise we worked out. DH had Shonie on her leash, in the vacant field they always go to, a guy drove up, let his dog out WITHOUT PUTTING ON A LEASH, and the dog went straight for Shonie. Got her on the left hip, and evidently held on until the owner got there and got him off. DH didn't think to get the guy's license #, they did have some sort of conversation, DH is too shaken to be clear about the details and he's not got that good a memory anyway. I checked her over thoroughly, she's a little stiff in that hip, but no marks on her skin at this point. She's freaked, though. Thank god she's got a good thick coat, or she would have been hurt much worse. She's only 35 lbs, too. She's also the kind of dog who will take her anxieties out on the other animals, so we get to be extra vigilant in that regard, as well. Jeez, maybe we could have a pinned 'stupid people rant' at the top of the board. My dogs have been in scuffles before, but this still has my heart pounding, just hearing about it. DH doesn't want to go back there, ever, and I'm pretty sure Shonie will have a hard time with it, too. Aaargh. Ruth, a shaken DH, and a very leery Shoniegirl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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