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    Default Gas man VS Dog

    As most of you guys probably know i work for a gas company which see's me entering total strangers properties like 60 odd times a day and it means i come across many diffrent dogs every day. Some love me, some want to rip my face off and drink my blood !!!

    So instead of starting a new thread for each one i'll keep this thread going and add to it as i come across a situation worth telling you guys about.



    Long story short....

    1st time for me at this address, work mate warns me that there's "some big bloody thing in this backyard, cant remember what it was though".

    Great... just what i didnt need.

    So i rattle the gate...no sign of the big rabies infested killer my imagination was dreaming up.

    Sneek in quietly....at least 30 metres to the bottles, 29 metres more than i was hoping for. I'm going to get bailed up for sure and theres no sign of my workmate to have my back. (He's saved me more than once !!)

    Start up the gas which is a sure way to piss off any dog, waiting for Cujo to come and kill me now my main weapon is hooked up and busy.

    Sure enough i hear it coming....wait for it, wait for it.....then a head pokes around the corner instantly followed by another head. Both heads big and boxy !!!

    What where these killers ???

    LOL.....2 of the goofiest and confused looking young Boxers i've ever seen. The facial expressions on these 2 just cracked me up......i lost it laughing when they both hightailed it back around the house. Then just as i started to settle down a bit i hear somthing behind me. My workmate armed with this huge big piece of wood he found in the garden. He hadnt seen them stick thier heads around the corner and was ready to do battle with some sort of monster!!! Well, that was it....i nearly wet my pants laughing at him. He looked sillier than the 2 box heads who just bailed !!!

    They keep my days interesting...even the bad ones who hate me....but thats just the way i like it. Ahh, what will next week bring ?


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    Love it Sean, nothing like 2 big bad boxers I love their antics, facial expressions, inquisitive natures and everything else about them!!

    Must be really interesting, not knowing what you're going to encounter every day... can you sling a camera around your neck and get some photos of these beasts??

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    I look forward to following this thread, great start mate!

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    Love it.. Can just picture that in my head..
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    Sean, your story-telling ability is awesome! Keep them coming

    Have you ever thought of writing a book? 'Trials & Tribulations of a Gas Man' ... it would be a hit, just think, you could make your fortune and retire to the life we all dream of!!

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    Yes photos would be great although that mightn't be the first thing on your mind if you do end up meeting Cujo.
    You certainly do have a way with words and i will be waiting for more stories with baited breath.
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    Thanks guys. Unfortunately i cant take pictures....yet anyway. Even my clothes have to be non static so we dont blow up so cameras...even phones are a big no no.
    I'll do my best to get some pics from inside the truck if i can. My workmate is actually my boss aswell and he can be a bit strict at times and the last thing i want to do is jeapordise my job.

    I guess you'll just have to take my word for it that i'm not having you guys on.


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    Just one from last week, then i'll only add new ones. (Theres heaps of oldies i'll never forget)

    *My way with dogs*

    I've met this one before ...a x breed cattle dog that has full access to under the house where i cant see him and he knows dam well i cant tell where he is.

    We call him 'The sniper' because he hides then attacks when ya least expect it. He's copped a mouthfull of hose before but nothing bad enough for a blast of freezing LPG so he's not scared. The elderly owner has no control but i can tell he's a good gaurd dog for them as they live in a dodgy area so i'm cool with the whole thing.

    So we get through the whole , bark, growl, want to attack routine like everytime i visit and it's back to work as normal with him on the verandah , watching and growling.
    It wasnt that bad really but what made me smirk was the old fella finally making it outside to tell the hound to shoosh !

    He said "Geez mate, you must have a way with dogs"....

    Confused i asked why he thought that...

    "Well, everyone who comes into this yard has been bitten by him, yet he never seems to go you guys !"....as if i was some sort of Ceaser Millan type dog whisperer !!!

    LOL...if only he actually saw 'my way with dogs'.... it must take a while for him to get up from watching telly or listening to the horse races when we arrive.
    He dosnt see me poking the glove throught the hole in the fence, then rattle his gate, then walk in forwards but always looking backwards, holding a big hose in front of me as my only form of defence......buttocks firmly clenched and mind wondering when my last tetnus shot was !!

    LOL....my way with dogs.....ha, ha....more like blind stupid luck !!! and after the first narrow miss (like millimetres from biting me on the arm up near my shoulder) i've just learnt his usual attack routine. And the paperwork for this job has a huge dog warning plastered all over it too.

    Which reminds me guys ..if any of you guys have any sort of regular delivery it's worth it's weight in gold to inform the company about your dogs first. Not for the attack side of things but also to make sure when they do enter your property they dont accidentally let Fido run out of a unclosed gate. I'd be devistated if i accidently let someones dog out and they ran away or got hit by a car.


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    I get my gas and my electricity from the same company and they must have been dumb enough to tell the gas meter reader to go through the gate on the same side of the house as the electricity meter. WTF. Anyway that guy got a big scare. I told him to make a note to use the other gate - where he will see the sign saying there's a dog there (please keep the gate shut) and know to ring the door bell and get an answer that the dog is secure before proceeding (occ health and safety - yes?).

    My dog is wicked fast. By the time the guy has opened the gate into the front yard (which is fenced off from the back yard), she's at the side gate waiting for him.

    She doesn't actually do anything tho. Just barks at them in a most scary manner. So if they're "good with dogs" then they're ok but otherwise... I wouldn't want to be them.

    I used to live with a cattle dog that didn't like surprises - ie if we left him sleeping on the brake pedal - we'd knock to wake him up and wait for him to recognise us before opening the door. He had a big scar down his face from biting a chainsaw while it was sawing. Not scared of anything except baths, vaccuum cleaners and hair dryers.

    I also used to live with a bull terrier x lab - and we used to keep a tennis ball in the letter box so the postman could deliver parcels - while the dog's mouth was safely full of tennis ball.

    I think if I was doing Sean's job, I'd be tempted to bring an esky of frozen steak with me... there's at least 30 seconds of peace there.

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    Great idea for thread Sean, looking forward to reading more stories, even old war tails...


    I recall an old post, where everyone was trying to work out what breed a monster dog was, did that mystery ever get solved? Last I read it was going to be awhile before you got back around to monster dogs home again with the hope of possibly getting some photographic evidence (you were trying to find a work around so no Explosion occurs).


    Keep up the good work, I for one would definitely buy a book about the dog encounters especially if written in your writing style...
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
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