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Dogs, from the other side of the collar

Old 05-25-12, 08:17 AM
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Dogs, from the other side of the collar

On my way in to work this morning, I spotted a lab and a basset hound ahead of me completely oblivious of their surrounds wandering into the road. As I got closer, the lab spotted me and turned back to the side, but the basset continued on wandering in the middle of the road. Not wishing to startle it into doing something stupid, I told it in a quite voice to watch out. At this point, surmising from the look on its face and the impressive burst of speed, it turned and saw a demon bicycle rising out of the pit to nab its little doggy soul. The sound it made as it took off was not exactly a bark, it sounded much more like oh $&*# and, basset or not, it made some pretty impressive time down the road with its ears flowing behind it and its short little legs barely touching the ground.

I will admit that at this point I was quite tempted to grab a gear and start barking and while I managed to control myself, I think I have new insight into why some dogs find it so fun to chase us as we go flying by.

After a bit, he leaves the road and runs under a barbed wire fence, turns and watches to see if the demon bike is still in pursuit. He was also probably trying to figure out if his buddy was nabbed and in need of rescue. I did not look to see, but it would not have surprised me to see the lab rolling on the ground laughing at his not so observant buddy.
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On my way in to work this morning, I spotted a lab and a basset hound ahead of me completely oblivious of their surrounds wandering into the road. As I got closer, the lab spotted me and turned back to the side, but the basset continued on wandering in the middle of the road. Not wishing to startle it into doing something stupid, I told it in a quite voice to watch out. At this point, surmising from the look on its face and the impressive burst of speed, it turned and saw a demon bicycle rising out of the pit to nab its little doggy soul. The sound it made as it took off was not exactly a bark, it sounded much more like oh $&*# and, basset or not, it made some pretty impressive time down the road with its ears flowing behind it and its short little legs barely touching the ground.

I will admit that at this point I was quite tempted to grab a gear and start barking and while I managed to control myself, I think I have new insight into why some dogs find it so fun to chase us as we go flying by.

After a bit, he leaves the road and runs under a barbed wire fence, turns and watches to see if the demon bike is still in pursuit. He was also probably trying to figure out if his buddy was nabbed and in need of rescue. I did not look to see, but it would not have surprised me to see the lab rolling on the ground laughing at his not so observant buddy.
That wasn't a dog! That was a Scaredy Cat!
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Old 06-20-12, 07:04 AM
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Bassets are known in the veterinary world for their amazing stupidity.
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I got chased by a dog yesterday but I just out ran him. For years I have carried a pepper spray in my bag for dogs but I have never had to use it. I had a friend that worked for the postal service and she told me that they give them pepper spray for dogs. She said a Pit Bull came after her one day and she sprayed him good. She said that Pit Bull ignored the spray as if was nothing. She took refuge in a person’s house and called animal control to rescue her from the dog.
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Since this was a case of me being the one doing the chasing, it does make me wonder how I would have reacted if the basset had whipped out some pepper spray to deal with me. Might have made me want to hurt him.
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