So onto the title of my post: one of my biggest pet peeves is irresponsible dog ownership, especially if it puts other people in danger. Invisible fences are popular in this neighborhood, even though they don't work all that well (in my opinion). There is this one house on the corner of my street that has this little mean beagle mix and a bigger Lab mix. The little dog has gotten out on 5 separate occasions and chased me nipping at my heels as I was running by. Today both the bigger dog and the little dog got out and ganged up on Peanut.
Luckily I had left Faith at home with my husband, so I was able to fully concentrate on getting the dogs away from Peanut (she is such a pansy). They were nipping at her and growling at me. A few carefully placed kicks (hey, I'm still using my kung fu!) and yells made the dogs change their mind and let us pass.
I went on my run (3.5 miles in 26:30!) and when I came back into the neighborhood, the dogs were still out. Judging by the cars in the driveway, lots of people were home, but I guess no one cared about the dogs enough to check on them. I ran Peanut home and then ran back to their house to talk to them (nicely) about their dogs getting out. I didn't mention that if it happens again, I'm calling Animal Control (threatening seems so un-neighborly) but that is what's going to happen. Luckily, their dogs didn't break the skin when they bit at Peanut, but I was still pretty pissed off. Hopefully it won't happen again!
Definitely stink eye worthy
|I will kick your mean dog into next week|
|Peanut is my buddy, don't mess with her!|