Something happened this morning that I’m still fuming about!
I was walking my darling doggin, minding our own business, when a man approached from the opposite direction walking two terriers.
Now I’ve seen these “matching bookends” before, but my Sheltie and I haven’t had up-close-and-personal contact with them (and in all fairness, the guy walking them wasn’t the owner; I’m guessing he’s a son or in-law).
Anyway, my doggin (being his friendly self) approached to say “hi.” The boy dog seemed agreeable, but the girl dog suddenly started growling and trying to attack my doggin!
Before I could blink, that vixen wrapped her leash around my legs and jumped on my doggin’s back, where she was trying to grab a mouthful of his skin (good thing his coat’s so profuse!)
Was I furious!
I could tell my poor doggin was frantic to escape — so was I. The boy terrier looked on in curiosity as I worked to untangle the leashes; the girl dog snarled, and the guy said something lame like, “That’s not nice, Ruby.”
Not nice?? What did he think she was — a debutante, for crying out loud?
When I walk my dog, I use a retractable leash but it’s locked so he walks close by my side. That’s the proper way to walk — it prevents him from jumping on other walkers or lunging after squirrels.
This idiot had a retractable leash, too, but it was WIDE OPEN! Those dogs were walking him, not the other way around.
When my doggin and I finally made our getaway, I checked him over — no blood, thank heaven. However, I have a nice cut on my shin where “Ruby’s” leash dug into it, and I’m not happy about it. Not one bit!
You can be sure we’ll steer a wide berth around “Ruby” when we see her coming in the future. Guess that’s why my wise friend always says, “They don’t call girl-dogs bitches for nothing!”
Well,Deb, you certainly did a great job of “showing not telling” about your escapade here! Sounds like Ruby is the jealous type or at the least tempermental. Poor Dallas- I’m glad his fur protected him from the wrath of that x$$#% female.
Me, too, Kathy! As for me, my leg hurt half the night — it’s a combination rope burn and cut, and even just a sheet felt painful on it. Grrrr!!