Barking Up the Wrong Tree
February 13th 2010 9:45 am
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On Tuesday, Feb 2 I was attacked on walkies. We were walking by our neighbor's house; he rescues and fosters Goldens, who are generally nice doggies. As we walked by, 3 of them had gotten out (Mr. Jim apparently didn't know that) and they came running up to me (to play, I think). The problem is, I'm scared of big dogs. So, I growled to tell them to get away because I was scared. I did NOT charge at them or bite them...just growled. Instead of backing off, one pounced on me, then the other 2, then Gretchen tried to protect me. One had my neck and harness in his mouth and was shaking me. Mom was screaming and yelling "stop." A man drove up in his car and jumped out and tried to help us, at which time Mr. Jim came out of the house and pulled them off of us. He said he didn't know they got out. He apologized (but I still think he was careless) and offered to pay for any vet bills. I was very scared. Mom checked me all over and I didn't seem to be hurt--didn't have any scratches or puncture wounds or blood.