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    Default I need to rant!

    So, it's been a while between post for me - because, finally, Sophie B. Dogg has arrived for her adoption trial! {yay!}

    But, that's not why I need to rant - except it sort of is... kind of.

    Anyway, we are on our morning walk earlier today at a local park (Not an Off Leash area) doing laps, when this stupid, stupid, stupid woman crosses the road to the park with her over-excited JRT-type, who is literally gagging on the lead because she doesn't have it under control ON lead... takes one look at me with Sophie, who is just standing quietly at this point, watching. As soon as this dog is off leash, the hackles go up, the jowls tighten, the head drops, and it canon-balls straight at us, growling.

    I start yelling at this woman to get her dog under control 'NOW', or I will control it for her - but the words weren't even out of my mouth by the time this dog has crossed the park (about 60 m) and literally tries to crash tackle Soph by the throat... it's in mid-air as my right foot connects with it side-on, sending it for what can only be described as a classic punt about 15 m (should have been a footballer, but hey, I'm a girl).

    Then to top this off, said owner starts screaming at me for assaulting her dog. Fromt the other side of the park, because she was like a deer in the headlights, couldnt move a muscle to prevent what her dog was about to unleash. And still doesn't approach me... nooooo, just yells abuse at me for hurting her dog. So I give her the open-hand, palm-up gesture to 'come and teach me a lesson I'll never forget and see who walks away' signal... and she turns and exits stage left at a trot. NOT EVEN CHECKING ON HER DOG OR PUTTING IT BACK ON LEASH!!!!

    Oi Vey.

    Then not 10 minutes later as we are coming out of a side street from the opposite park (there are 2 parks about a block apart, we done a lap of one, then the other), I spy her going into a house... so now I know where she lives. If I see her dog off leash again, the council will be involved and I will make her day.




    Thanks for reading.

    Sorry, jsut had to get this out there.

    (And will put a full post up on Soph in rescue soon... just had to get this out before our next walk so I don't mentally chew on it and somehow feed it on to Soph)

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    Nice kick !!!!

    Mid air....thats clever timing. Not easy to do that LOL...

    Not that i really like anyone kicking dogs, but i would have done the same thing !!


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    More accident than design Sean, I can assure you - I was actually aiming for his butt to turn him but was too early, so the top of my instep connected under his chest.

    I absolutely do not advocate for my behaviour, and in any other circumstance, this woman would be fair enough in her persecution of me - it was total instinct - but as for her behaviour - still pi$$es me off!

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    Well done Pinkest!

    I would have paid money to see that.

    (I also do not go around kicking dogs for fun..but to protect your own dog from injury
    you sometimes just do what you have to do.)

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    Yeah I don't kick my dog but hey, when you are trying to prevent someone elses mutt from hurting yours, you have to do what is necessary. My boyfriend has had to kick a dog who was attacking Oskar and it's owner had no control (hers were).

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    You taught that dog a valuable lesson.

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    Well there probably wasn't much else you could do... You did all you could.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    I do believe - even in Victoria - you are allowed to use reasonable force to defend your property. That's all you did. She broke all the laws. And she has the hide to yell at you. That's the way it goes - S4B don't know the rules, and expect everyone else to bow down to them like they're king of the castle. Yuck.

    There's one that likes to visit our local park. Fortunately his dog is friendly but he doesn't pick up after it, or supervise it or have it registered... and I know where he lives and so do all my friends who walk there too.

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    nice one pinkest. Seems like that minisquel Aversion Training had all the hallmarks for success, dog leaps, and hand of god shoots it across air, with a pain in its jaw. Maybe you have saved other dogs from this one's approaches.

    IF its any consideration, i had a neighbours dog like this, no rules, no training, but they at least let it run amok in the local park for 10 mins at end of day. And having spotted each other in park, her dog barking at mine, when we got back, her dog still barking at mine, then her dog broke though the fence to attack mine. Only thing was, my dog was off leash this time, and broke that dog, badly, large vet fee! It stopped barking at fence after that.

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    Thanks everyone - I still feel really badly about using force against an animal, but I do accept that I did what needed doing.

    Today, what really galls me is that she just took off out of the park without collecting her dog - or even checking on it, nor calling it to her... just expected tht it would follow. Lucky for her, it did. We went back for another go round a couple of hours later and luckily no-one was about (love walks in the middle of the day - everyone else is generally at work, lol!), and she didn't stress at all when we covered that part of the lap, so that's really good.



    I was in fits of laughter last night though relating the story to the husband, and just picturing this little dog sailing through the air like a little white flaying saucer just about brought tears to the eyes - in fact just writing this now I'm still giggling. I know I shouldn't, but really, it's a priceless memory that is helping take the edge of what could have been a disastrous moment. (And yes, in all seriousness, violence against animals is an absolute sin that I detest and abhor under any other circumstance, just so you all don't think I'm a total nutter)

    Bernie - I never thought about protecting other doglets from the advances of that dog... thanks for that!

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