August 2nd 2013 7:00 pm
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I will let Mom tell the tale:
There is a trail behind some houses in front of our house. I use that trail to come back home from the park. There are a couple of dogs that Bunny reacts to, who are confined, so sometimes I go by there to work on Bunny's reactivity. Tonight I went by a Yellow Lab who was in his dog pen, clicking and treating Bunny when he would look at me. The Yellow Lab climbed up on his dog house barking, like he always does, but this time he fell out of the pen!!! My first reaction was OMG, he is OK? because it was a drop of 8 feet. As I was thinking, I better get Bunny home and go back and tell his owners, he come tearing out of his yard. He was coming after me and Bunny so I started screaming " Go home, get away!" at the top of my lungs. I tried to swing Bunny up in my arms with his harness but he slipped out of it and went after the Yellow Lab! Everything happened so fast, all I can remember is Bunny rolling on the ground and getting back up and the two dogs going after each other. The next thing I know, Bunny is finally listening to me screaming his name. I grab his collar and attach his leash to it , while in the back of my mind I am amazed that the other dog is off to the side, leaving us alone and that Bunny sees him but lets me leash him up anyway. As I was screaming Bunny's name, I was thinking where the bleep are this dog's owners? After I got him leashed up , I saw the owner with the Lab by the collar. As I start walking away with Bunny, shaking, with my heart pounding, someone yells out from the nearby apt building "Whats going on out there?" I manage to gasp out "Their dog got out and came after mine" as I walked away. I look down at Bunny and he is acting like nothing had happened at all! I am not even sure if the 2 of them actually even had physical contact. I feel like I should have gone to make sure the other dog was OK after I got Bunny home but I was just too shaken up. Then I started thinking, maybe they should be the ones asking me that! I still cant get over the fact that Bunny didnt seem shook up at all. The last time a dog tried to get him, he jumped in my arms and cried like he had been hurt. This time, it was like we just went out for an uneventful stroll.
It never ceasesnto amazing me that while we are having heart attacks... they treat it like a Sundat stroll.
Breathe deeply... seems that for all the kerfuffle... all was ok..... Thankfully.
Bunny actually did really GREAT !
Having a dog come after you is scary - it's happened to me twice and my momma also started screaming at the top of her voice for the other dog's owner to come get his dog (momma was in the fetal position on the sidewalk as the huge German Shepard came after us).
If nothing else, I would report the incident to the appropriate animal control office so that THEY can go and talk to the other dog's owner. Let them handle this because you don't know how the other owner will react.