Interesting morning… 2 mile walk with my dogs, and halfway through, Aki started limping so badly she couldn't walk. 99.9% sure she tore her other ACL. Awesome. So I start walking back towards home, carrying a dog more than 25% of my own weight. Guess I'll skip the gym today!!
But wait--There's more!
Just a few blocks from home, a dog charged towards us. My dogs were snarling, on high alert, though I'm not sure I would trust them to protect me given that this dog was practically the size of all three of us combined!!
Fortunately, the big boxer/Rottweiler mix just wanted to play. Which presented a new problem: she was jumping and darting about like boxers do, which caused Taylor to get all excited, and my dog walking belt slipped down around my ankles and tripped me. I was lucky to stay on my feet, with my girl in my arms!
The dog followed us home, trying to play the whole way, and I was able to get a leash around her head and drag her into my garage so that she will be safe until animal control can come pick her up. As a thanks, she left me a "present." Ugh!!!! I'm just glad we're all safe.
And just a few days later, as I was returning home from a walk, a woman driving by stopped and called out to me. She had picked up another stray dog and was hoping I recognized it. Nope! But fortunately was some diligent work from the two of us, this week girl was returned to her owner within the day.