Last Wednesday while I was walking, I was messaging my daughter. While I was on my Samsung Galaxy, I was not really paying attention to my surroundings. All of a sudden I feel something brushing against my leg.
As I look down, I see this huge pit bull sniffing on my leg. And there was another one next to him.
I was startled to say the least, but I just kept walking. Luckily the dogs just lost interest and walked away.
I was surprised on how calm I was and even my heart rate did not rise. I think this may have saved me.
Had I got startled, I may have startled the dogs and they may have turned aggressive.
It was a close call that I was grateful for and was really proud of myself for the way I handled the situation.
Now yesterday, while walking, I was almost back to the house. I was two blocks away.
Two dogs come charging at me aggressively, growling and barking. I could not believe this was happening a second time. It happened so quickly.
I was preparing to take what was coming to me. I could not see a way out of this.
I immediately, screamed as loud as I could, “STOP” and it stopped them for a moment. Then they kept coming. “NO” I screamed again.
It worked for a second but they came at me again. One from the front and the other from the side.
As I screamed, I kept taking a step back and they kept coming at me. One took a small bite from my side.
I screamed again and this time one of them snapped at the other and as they took their attention away from me, I was able to get some separation from them.
At that moment, there was a lady in a car that saw the whole incident. She then came forward and got between the dogs and myself.
I truly believed that she saved me from really getting attacked. She honked the horn and got the dogs to go up the street.
I was able to get past the intersection and get home where I called the police.
I was more concerned with them getting other people or small children than the small bite I had received.
Animal control was able to find the dogs and the owner. I was taken to identify the dogs.
The owner said the dogs played with kids and were really nice and he was surprised that they would even do what they did. He even wanted me to pet the dog. Of course I declined.
The dogs are now quarantined for eleven days and I have to file a report with animal control so they can keep it on file.
I cannot believe that I was able to get away with only a small bite on my side. I was truly expecting the worst but it all happened so quickly that I did not have time to think. Someone was looking over me to be able to escape with only a small wound.