Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Unexpected Visitor
So there I was, having my first real walk since Domeek had her surgery on Halloween. We've only done a couple of blocks, when low and behold a HUGE dog comes running up to us.
:-/ As some of you might remember, I have really bad night vision at the best of times, so I wasn't too happy that this giant dog came bounding over. Domeek picked me up immediately, cause she didn't know how he would react to a small dog. Well, he just kept jumping up on both of us and humping poor Domeek's leg. She pushed him off, tried to look for his owners, but didn't have any success in either act. Fortunately he ran off and then disappeared, so we thought that he must have gotten out of his yard and ran back.
So, we continued on our walk!! I got to sniff some awesome bushes and peemail, then marked a couple of things for my doggie friends, and then...voila, the darn huge dog is back! Up I go again! This time though, I really wasn't happy...I growled and barked at the giant dog, but he didn't either hear or care, cause he kept jumping up on us again.
Well Domeek had had enough, she told the dog to go away, and then power walked (well, as powerful as a bum leg can get) home. The dog kept following though and decided that he was going to run 3 TIMES across a really busy street in front of us. Domeek nearly had a heart attack when he did it in front of a bus!! Luckily he wasn't hit and continued to follow. So, I was literally thrown inside the house and Domeek grabbed the Dog's collar and pulled him towards the backyard! Dog didn't have any tags!! People, tag your dogs please!! So, she had to call animal care and control!
While waiting for the officer to show up, Dog and Domeek hung out in the garage...turns out, Dog is actually a really nice dog. He was super friendly towards humans (I still don't know about me though), loved playing with an old foster dog's chew toy, and had a ball getting scratched on the belly. :-)
He managed to get a hold of an Easter bunny that clucked while out there and he went crazy on it! Hehe!
When the officer got to our home, he was able to scan for a microchip (because he wasn't wearing tags), and thankfully Dog had one! Five minutes later Dog's (oh, I'm sorry, Diego's) Dad was at our house and picking the giant boy up! Phew! Thank goodness for microchips, huh? Do it people! :-D
Domeek was hoping that the officer might give the owner a little lecture, but he was just happy to send this boy home! And, of course, we were too!!
So there you go! I had an icky scare (still getting over it), a super short first walk, Dog/Diego got to hang out with my Domeek instead of hanging out with me, and Dog/Diego found home!
Have a great Friday everyone!!