October 11th 2009 11:36 am
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One day I decided to take Sunny to the Bark Park- he loved going there so much. Sunny wasn't like a lot of the dogs there, he had little or no interest in the other dogs. He only wanted to play with me and his ball.
On this day, there was a Rottweiler in the park. I am extremely afraid of this breed of dog as i was attacked by one once- and that fear has never left me. No offense to Rotty's out there, you may be very nice sweet dogs, but i can't get past this because of one bad apple. This Rottweiler was quite a bully, he was chasing the other dogs and biting them, he really shouldn't have been there-irresponsible owner!
Anyhow, Sunny and I picked a spot and started playing ball- we had a great time. One last throw and Sunny took off running for the ball. I dropped my arms straight down, a moment later, i feel something under my hand- yup, it was that rotty that i was trying to stay away from. I seriously could not move, paralyzed in fear. Sunny came running back and all i could think was- we're gonna die here today- both of us. (I laugh now, but not at that very time)
When Sunny approached, the rotty took a step toward him. Sunny dropped his ball, showed the dog his teeth and growled- and I thought, oh boy it's on now and we're not making it out of the park.
The dog stared at my boy for a moment, then ran away. I was the most relieved mommy right then- reach down hugged Sunny- and we promptly left the park unscathed. I mean, he had to sense my fear, right? no matter how irrational it is, I have this and can't shake it. but he must have known I needed help and was ready to go to blows with this dog that had to outweigh him 50lbs or so.
I love Sunny very much to this day, and i know he loves me too- he would have laid down his life that day for me.
I LOVE you Sunny Bunny and I will never forget you or this particular moment where you were my hero for life. I wish you knew how much that moment meant to me and still does. I wish i could have one more day with you and I could tell you everything I loved about you.
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