09 December 2007

When Dogs Attack.

Today I while I was walking with Luca, I had a nice little scare. We were nearing a coffee shop, where I was going to go in for a delicious peppermint hot cocoa. I saw this woman tying up her dogs - a rather large boxer/pitty looking one, and a small Chihuahua mix. She walked into the shop, and I could see the larger one was interested in Luca already. Figuring he was secure, I tried to veer around him, taking Luca to the edge of the sidewalk.

The big dog got loose from his leash, and lunged at us.

I pulled Luca, trying to lift him up and get him out of the way of this dog. My poor little guy was dangling by his harness, while the big dog was trying to climb up me. It all happened really quickly, and while I was trying to push the big dog away, the little dog somehow got completely off the leash and went into the coffee shop. Luckily, a nice woman came up and got the dog's leash to pull him off of me, and another guy ran up, clearly ready to take the dog down if he needed to. Then he went into the shop to try to find the owner

I stood there with my dog in my arms, and this big dog continually lunging at/jumping on me. I don't think he was aggressive, I think he wanted to play with Luca, but it was scary. Finally, the owner came out and kind of laughed about it. I guess I should have said something about her dog lunging, and being more careful, but I think I was stunned. I just hope I thanked the people that came to help me!

And my poor Luca...when we walked away, I tried to put him down, and he wouldn't let me until we were a few blocks gone. He had quite a shake up! We are both ok, I have some scratches and bruises where the dog jumped on me, but other than that, fine. Whew, I am so thankful it turned out ok.

1 comment:

Pernilla said...

Wow. What a scare!!! Glad you are ok. Hug!