I took my dog for a run yesterday. During the run, a neighbor's dog with a pseudo-muzzle and a leash (leash had no human attached to it) came out of nowhere and tackled my dog. Marco (my dog) took the tackle and didn't even fight back. I screamed at the attacking dog and pulled him off my boy.
Some neighbor saw it all and didn't help out at all. His contribution was to yell at me after that instead of "screaming like a girl" I should have just "picked up [my] ****ing dog." Yeah, like I'm going to pick up a 52+ lb dog when another dog is trying to attack it.
I tried to explain why I did what I did and he just told me to "stop acting like a girl." Then he threatened to beat me up. Whatever. I ran my dog home to get him looked over my mom (he was fine, no blood or punctures) then went back to figure out what had happened.
Apparently this neighbor (not the screaming doosh but the inept dog owner) had her dog tied to a stroller while she was playing with her 2 year old when I came up running with Marco. Strollers don't hold back big dogs. Dog came forward. This family tried to pass off some sob story. I didn't call animal control on them because it was a one time incident of stupidity. If it happens again, I will.
The guy who yelled at me lives across the street and has no association with them. He did have some choice things to say to me when I came back to sort everything out. I yelled back at the guy and it almost came to blows when he threatened me. I should note that he was obese and smoking. And easily 50+...or if he was still in his 40's he was totally busted. I told him to catch me. He then called the cops and told them that I was threatening him, which I found to be a hearty irony considering he said that I was acting "like a girl."
I ran home to go shower off and get ready for family dinner (ribs! nom!) and that was it.
Gonna go run right now...need some exercise!