March 6th 2009 6:40 pm
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My wonderful Senka Park has lately been overrun by Thugs with sweet Pit Bulls that are no longer sweet... so very, very sad for those poor dogs. And these DOPES (sorry, just calling it like I see it) don't even have the dogs on leash, and sometimes they don't even have a collar on! Nothing to grab onto if they try and take a piece out of me :(
So, yesterday the Mom and me took a ride in our Jeep :) out to the Nature Preserve in OakLawn (a suburb of Chicago). The Nature Preserve is the ONLY park in OakLawn where you can walk a dog. I really liked riding in the new Jeep. The back windows roll ALL the way down, but the Mom won't do that--she leaves them up a bit for my "safety". She also followed through on her threat. The Mom installed a Cargo Net barrier behind the front seats so I can't jump up and ride "shotgun". But that's ok, I still have the entire back of the Jeep in the cargo position to roam around in, complete with water bowl and dog bed!
Anyway, at the Nature Preserve. It was one of HoneyBunny's favorite walks and LuckyLucy liked it too. LL would have jumped in after the ducks and geese if they'd let her. I have only been there once before, but I recognized it right away. Woooooooo woooooooo arrrrroooooooooo wooooooooooo I yodeled as we pulled up. (Mom is half-convinced I'm part Malamute the way I yodel).
We started our walk and right away met two really nice dogs. Small. On leash. Sniff. Sniff. Polite. No problems. Continued walking. Met two more dogs. One was a pit bull. It was lunging at me. But not to kill me. It was an 8-month old puppy named Roxie who wanted to play with me.
Continued the walk. Met a few more nice dogs. Then, a lady came by with a Pom. As soon as she saw me, she grabbed the Pom up in her arms. Before the Mom could tell her I was friendly to dogs and there was nothing to worry about, the Pom went BALISTIC! Snarling and trying to jump down to get me!!! The Mom just shook her head as they passed me, and I looked back at the Mom as if to say "What WAS that?!!!"