Re: maybe it’s the owners

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r-at-work
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I am an animal lover… I’ve never been chased by a cat while I ran…

on the other hand my neighbors’ have a young Doberman (female) that they cannot control even when on a leash… I have had that dog jump on me while I was running and they had her in their yard (backs up to the trail) on a leash… they have tried trainers but after seeing the dog with the trainer I realize it is the OWNERS that have the problem…

one example, when I was in my own yard with my dog, we have an underground electric fence and my dog will not go near the perimeter… he was snoozing in the shade when the neighbor brought her dog out… the dog proceeded to drag her into my yard as she screamed at it to stop “because you KNOW I have high heels on”… first if all why would the dog know that , or care and why was this woman so stupid as to wear heels to walk the dog knowing that the dog was stronger than her… so the dog goes to jump my dog who has raised his head by this point wondering what the commotion was… we all got the the same spot at the same time and as her dog jumped on mine I kicked it, my dog jumped up and in front of me… she fell backwards & down since she had been hanging back trying to stop the dog, who when I kicked it also jumped BACK…

now I felt bad about kicking her dog, she didn’t really see it since she was so busy trying to keep her feet (and failling miserably at it)… and when her dog yelped she asked me if my dog had bitten her dog… I told her that no, he hadn’t but if he had it would have been a good thing since it WAS his yard… she had struggle to get to her feet and by this time her husband came out and helped her drag the dog back into their yard…

enforce the leash laws… yep… but what are we going to do with the owners that can’t control their dogs even on a leash? But if you want another good feeling how about Congress making hand guns legal in DC…yikes…that’s another can of worms…

-Rita