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I was attacked by a large doggie last night

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!

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So sorry this happened to you Ricky. We are glad you and your Popi are ok. The same thing happened to Molly in our neighborhood with a large Goldendoodle that went after her while we were walking by. Very scary. It makes me so mad that people can't control their own dogs. Very irresponsible of them.



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good for you for reporting this. Hopefully she'll learn something from this.

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Way to go Popi!! I am curious as to what Ricky did once it was obvious the other dog was aggressive?
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How scary for you Ricky!!! So glad your Popi was able to protect you from that bad doggie...

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I am curious as to what Ricky did once it was obvious the other dog was aggressive?
When I see a doggie that might not be friendly, I stop dead in mi tracks and stare to determine if that doggie might be a threat to mi and mi Popi. I rarely bark for any reason. When we crossed the street and the other doggie charged us, I tried to circle around behind Popi (I was on my 4 foot leash) but Popi was already scooping mi up. When the other doggie tried to jump up and bite mi, Popi put both of his arms over mi and I just hunkered down within his embrace. I'm glad Popi who is a friendly peoples is on mi side!

I'm a lover, not a fighter. I don't understand other doggies or peoples who want to be meen.

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Oh, Ricky, your story brought years to my eyes. We used to have a very bad man living across our street who had a big, aggressive German Shepherd. This German Shepherd was left out in her pen most of the day (and night). One day two of my neighbors, both nice older ladies, were out walking their little dogs. The German Shepherd jumped her fence and fatally attacked one of the dogs. I ran out to help when I heard the commotion, but there was no way to stop the attack once it started. I had nightmares about it for months.

I went to court with my neighbor to help prosecute this bad man, but all the judge did was fine the bad man for not having a registered animal. I hope your legal system does something more.

I'm really, really glad your popi was able to protect you!

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Oh Ricky so scary. I don't blame your popi for his language I think he was scared and that is what happens. It could have been very bad, I'm glad everyone is ok, both you and your popi.







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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
I'm sorry to hear this, Ricky, but I am SO glad your Popi was able to keep you safe!!! The same thing has happened to us with Kodi, also with large Labradors… there were two of them, and they were very large ones!!! I was able to pick Kodi up, and Dave got between the dogs and us. They knocked Dave down and broke his glasses, and he's a 6'3" man!!! Dave got back up and started kicking at the dogs, who were still not giving up. The women who owned the dogs had the NERVE to yell at Dave for kicking at "their puppies"!!!


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Unbelievable Karen. People like that shouldn't be allowed to own an animal. Idiots and they get to vote too.







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