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Poster: Dogging it
Subject: RE: Do you have trouble with dog owners?
I rarely encounter dogs on runs, but in the past month I had two bad ones. The first was returning home during a night run around 9:00 pm, I was cutting through the same park/field section I do every night. Out of nowhere a large black dog charges at me from about 30 yards away, no leash or owner visible. I come to a trot preparing to do what ever was required to evade or defend myself. I hurdled it and I then hear the owner yelling at his dog to stop. Owner says don't worry he is just excited, well after the fact his unleashed black German Shepherd charged me.
A week later, different park, I am coming to pass a woman and her leashed doberman. I approach, cough loud enough to make her aware and say excuse me about 10 yards back. She turns around, looks, and keeps walking in the middle of the path. At this point the doberman is already barking at me and at the maximum length of the leash. Not anything I fear, and only want to avoid the woman and her dog. I jog outside the path through some brush. I happened to still be in the radius of the dog and it bites my left calf. Using my right knee, I followed through to knock it off my leg with some decent force. The women proceeds to yell at me "WTF are you doing?!? Don't touch my dog again or I will call the police."
Seriously. I take my hand and direct her to the 6 inch bleeding gashes on my calf and tell her to watch her bleeping dog. She has none of it and continues to berate me as I continue the run.
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