Popi and I go for two walkies a day - a long one in the morning and a shorter one in the evening. I live in a 55+ gated community of about 1200 homes that is very dog friendly with "doggie comfort stations" with poop bag dispensers every few hundred yards or so.
Yesterday at twilight, we were on our walkies and we came upon a small, elderly woman with two doggies on a leash on the sidewalk about 50 yards ahead of us. One doggie was white and small about mi size. The other doggie was a large black Lab type doggie, about 60 or 70 pounds. The large doggie noticed us and started putting up a fuss, barking at us and pulling on the leash. So Popi decided to cross over the wide boulevard to the other side of the street to avoid them. We didn't quite make it to the other side! The big doggie broke away from the woman and headed straight for us, leash trailing behind. Then the other small doggie broke away. Popi saw the big black doggie coming and he scooped me up in his big arms. The big doggie then jumped up and tried to bite me! He kept jumping at mi. Popi was yelling and kicking at the dog. The woman stayed on her side of the street, telling "Charlie" to come, which Charlie ignored. At this point, Popi was in full attack mode, screaming at the top of his lungs in a voice that could probably be heard in the next State
YIKES, I have never seen Popi so upset and he needs to have his mouth washed out with soap!
Eventually the big doggie went back to the other side with no physical harm to mi or Popi. Popi carried mi back to our casa in his arms but first gave the woman some parting shots that would make a sailor blush.
Popi told Momi he is gong to find out who this woman is and report her to animal regulation. She obviously cannot control her dogs when they are out in public. This is a matter of public safety!
besos, Ricky "lucky to be alive" Ricardo