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Old 08-17-09, 09:35 PM   #1
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Bitten by dog

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This happened a few weeks ago and I thought I'd share the post I made the next morning.

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Well, spent most of sunday in Winchester Hospital ER (Don't you hate those 5 hour ER waits, especially when its nice and sunny outside, ironically, I had planned on going in to work to get something done but it was not to be). So, suffice it to say, when after an early sunday morning ride when one has leaned their bike against a wall and one is walking towards the Starbucks entrance with visions of coffee, one is not exactly prepared for a Jack Russell terrier coming out of nowhere and aiming for ones crotch. Luckily, said terrier's aim was a bit off and I ended up with a bite and puncture wound in my thigh just above my knee. Apparently, the dog doesn't like bikes and maybe the sound of biking cleats on pavement or even bike gear (I refrained from asking the very apologetic and freaked out owner 'Then why in God's name would you have the dog in Arlington center, at the end of the bike path!!!').

Luckily, the dog was up on all her shots and the owner gave me the documents proving so. So, tetanus shot, bandage, and 7 a day of antibiotics. Owner will cover ER copay and medicine copay but it's not exactly how I wanted to spend my Sunday.

Here's to Phoebe the #$%^&#@# Jack Russell terrier. Yes, you may be a dog, and thus not too bright, but next time, learn to differentiate between a predator and a hapless lycra clad cyclist heading to Starbucks for his shot of caffeine.

And you know, couldn't I at least have gotten bitten by a dog with a bit more street cred. Pointing to a scar on my knee and saying 'Yeah, I got that back in 2009, it was a Jack Russell terrier!" doesn't exactly rank up there with other injuries when out drinking with the boys.
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Old 08-17-09, 09:42 PM   #2
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....waiting for "Steaksauce" to chime in. Most of the time she goes by nkfrench on the forums but those of us who know her in real life (and know of the two times she's been bitten in the last year or so) like to call her Steaksauce.
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Old 08-17-09, 09:59 PM   #3
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....waiting for "Steaksauce" to chime in. Most of the time she goes by nkfrench on the forums but those of us who know her in real life (and know of the two times she's been bitten in the last year or so) like to call her Steaksauce.

I was a few inches away from being forever known as 'meatballs'
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Old 08-17-09, 10:50 PM   #4
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A JRT sent you to the hospital? I would have thought that at most, cleaning the wound up and a bandage with neosporin would do the trick.

However, I would say that JRT's can be amongst the most psychotic and aggressive dogs I've ever met. I still can't take them seriously.
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Old 08-17-09, 10:53 PM   #5
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Glad the owner was responsible and you didn't get bit any higher.
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Old 08-17-09, 11:05 PM   #6
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A JRT sent you to the hospital? I would have thought that at most, cleaning the wound up and a bandage with neosporin would do the trick.

However, I would say that JRT's can be amongst the most psychotic and aggressive dogs I've ever met. I still can't take them seriously.
I was more scared/worried about tetanus/rabies.
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They are very smart and very fast dogs. The owner was very responsible which is great. Perhaps she needs the Dog Whisperer or the lady from "It's Me or the Dog"
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If the owner was responsible, Baiskeli wouldn't have gotten bit in the first place. He/she wouldn't have let the dog get near someone it was intending to bite. Grrr, I don't have patience with irresponsible dog owners!
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Sheesh - I've seen them go after ankles, thigh - but not the balls.

They need a muzzle on that thing out in public!
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I was bitten by a freakin' weiner dog. At least a Jack Russell has a little more cred than dachshunds.
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I was bitten by a freakin' weiner dog. At least a Jack Russell has a little more cred than dachshunds.
I had a weiner dog when I was in HS (of course I left him at the house after I graduated). He wasn't a biter, but he was a pee-er. Loved to pee on mens shoes. More than one amway sales man over the years had to leave and go home to change their socks.
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Pointing to a scar on my knee and saying 'Yeah, I got that back in 2009, it was a Jack Russell terrier!" doesn't exactly rank up there with other injuries when out drinking with the boys.
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On the other hand, had it been something like a rottweiler, you may not be posting this story let alone drinking with the boys. Glad everything turned out OK.

I had a jack come after me once. Made me fall and dislocate my little finger. I rode to the docs office with that one finger pointing perpendicular to the others. It was kind of fun watching people's reactions as I waved at them on the way. Doc popped it back in, good as new except for a bit of arthritis now and then. Never talked to the owners....probably should have I guess.
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H.shizzzat. Sucks man! Hope you heal fast and get back on the bike soon.

I'll keep my eye out when I roll out. I usually go through Arlington center and slowly, to get to mass ave. I live a block away from starbucks although I am moving to Davis in a couple of weeks.
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I would have set the dog on fire, Just Say'in!

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if the owner was responsible, baiskeli wouldn't have gotten bit in the first place. He/she wouldn't have let the dog get near someone it was intending to bite. Grrr, i don't have patience with irresponsible dog owners!
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Here's to Phoebe the #$%^&#@# Jack Russell terrier. Yes, you may be a dog, and thus not too bright, but next time, learn to differentiate between a predator and a hapless lycra clad cyclist heading to Starbucks for his shot of caffeine.

And you know, couldn't I at least have gotten bitten by a dog with a bit more street cred. Pointing to a scar on my knee and saying 'Yeah, I got that back in 2009, it was a Jack Russell terrier!" doesn't exactly rank up there with other injuries when out drinking with the boys.
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A JRT sent you to the hospital? I would have thought that at most, cleaning the wound up and a bandage with neosporin would do the trick.

However, I would say that JRT's can be amongst the most psychotic and aggressive dogs I've ever met. I still can't take them seriously.

Got bit by ex gf's rat terrier several times.

I would give the dog bacon as a treat, half an hour later the damned dog would bark and growl at me.

Never saw her or the farking dog.

I am yet to be bitten by a stranger's dog in the states.
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...Yes, you may be a dog, and thus not too bright, but next time, learn to differentiate between a predator and a hapless lycra clad cyclist...
Who says the dog is stupid, maybe you should stop wear lycra and putting your package out there for every dog in the world to see....
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