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|02-11-2008, 09:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose
I was attacked today...
Early this morning, as every other morning, Louis and I went for our walk. A loose dog spotted us and began to run towards Louis. I did not react until I realized the body language this dog was approaching Louis with. His chest was up, his ears erect and his eyes in a fixed glare toward Lou. I let him get no more than three feet close to us when I busted out the pepper spray. It was enough to scare the dog away from us, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to KEEP him away, He then fixed his eyes at me (after he rubbed his eyes on the grass, and blinking numerously) That was it, he forgot about Lou and only saw me. A person in a mini van had stopped and saw what was going on and couldn't decide if I was in enough danger for them to help apparently I not, they drove off. I squirted the dog again and he backed off, so I began walking away until I heard him charging toward me again. I remember hearing Cesar Millan's voice in my head saying "remain calm and assertive" "they (dogs) can sense your energy" I then walked toward the dog with my chest out as cocky as I could and said "tsst no!" and squirted him again he ran off for good this time...
An hour later, on our way home, as I was approaching the very same road of our earlier encounter, a lady informed me that a dog was loose and had tried to bite her and so I told her I had met the dog earlier so I proceeded to call our security as I was turning the corner of the street I live on he jolts out of the bushes I begin to squirt and stomp and he backs off, ( i informed security of our where-abouts) but his glare was filled with malice.... Shutter.... I spotted a lady with another dog coming our way and told her to turn back because he is aggressive and he charges again towards us!!! Now she is yelling and says to me to get out of there since I have a smaller dog but it was too late. We never got bit and never was there any contact made thank God! Just when I began to feel hopeless my mother-in-law drives up and we are able to get away safely. He was getting closer and closer and braver and braver he bullied us for half a block... She drove us the rest of the way home... I was stunned how he was just fixed on me with his aggressive demeanor, he didn't even care about getting run over all he saw was me.... I called security about an hour later and they informed me they had grabbed him and called its owner. I'm just glad we got away... this time.
My pepper spray was about 10 years old so I'm getting myself a newer more potent one. Sorry if this offends anyone but I will do all I can to keep safe and use reasonable force in real or apparent danger. * the dog was a rodegian/lab mix, about 80-90 pounds. Hopefully my experience ( which wasn't too horrible) will help someone else deal with a similar situation.
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|02-11-2008, 09:28 PM||#2|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
How scarey, I am glad no one was hurt.
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|02-11-2008, 09:33 PM||#3|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
i work at petsmart and we sell somehting thats kind of like pepper spray for animals. we have been selling out of it like crazy lately.... i dont know whats going on but i just keep hearing stories of these kind of situations...
thank god you guys are ok... im sure ur situation will help others understand what to do in that situation.
RIP Pebbles. Mommy loves you and misses you!!!
Mommy to 3 Yorkshire Terrors Shasta, Sherman and Little Man
|02-11-2008, 09:35 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: at da beach
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I applaud your use of pepper spray. Good for you and it's great you kept your senses enough to respond...I'm not sure I could've in that situation.
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|02-11-2008, 10:02 PM||#5|
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|02-12-2008, 03:00 AM||#6|
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Join Date: Oct 2007
How scary for you and lucky you had pepperspray with you. Glad you and Louis were unharmed.
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|02-12-2008, 04:01 AM||#8|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Blog Entries: 1
How scarry that must of been! I am glad that you did not get hurt. Hopefully the owners of that dog will keep it leashed for now on and get it some training!
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|02-12-2008, 04:42 AM||#10|
Mommy's Baby Doo
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: DesMoines ,Ia
How scary. Glad you and your furbaby are ok.
mommy to Lizzie, charliegirl
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|02-12-2008, 04:44 AM||#11|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Louisiana(home) & Texas(work)
Glad ya'll are ok!! had to have been scary! Sounds like you handled it well
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|02-12-2008, 05:36 AM||#12|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New Jersey
I applaud how you remained calm and stayed in control of the situation.
Thank goodness you both are safe.
Luv my DaisyWaisy!
|02-12-2008, 05:44 AM||#13|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Wow! Im glad you and Lou are ok! How scary that must have been... I think its very smart to take a walk with pepper spray! Your way of thinking kept you from being in a serious mess!
“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ― Dean Koontz
|02-12-2008, 05:47 AM||#14|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: over the rainbow
I am sorry you had to deal with this! Normally I would be the last person to say this, but if the dog is that aggressive than maybe the only thing to do would be to put him to sleep. Did you file a police report?? If the owner is not able to control him and to keep him contained he should not be allowed to keep him, what if this happens again and it is a small child or an elderly person who does not have pepper spray or cannot get away fast enough?
|02-12-2008, 05:52 AM||#15|
Love my Boys
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: w/ my boys
You and you yorkie are so lucky to had not been seriously hurt....Thank goodness you did have that spray, no telling what would have happened....
It angers me to no end when someones dog is out running the streets....every now and then I'll find one roaming in my yard.....and I have it completely fenced in...a couple of them just sailed over the fence like an Olympian track star....very scary.....
B.J.mom to : Jake J.J. Jack & Joey, momma misses you.....
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