Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Cole's Capers.... running the gauntlet
Every day just to take a walk around the 'hood I have to run the gauntlet.
A new dog moved into the neighborhood and boy does she have a lot to say. She's not the only one.
On our way out to the main street, we must pass lots of dogs.
First it's Lily and Chloe, a lab and a tiny beagle both friends of Mine. I trust them with my favorite toy.
Next is a new rescue Lab who watches from the door. He seems fine. Then Tyler, a golden/chow I've been running mates with for many years. We're done with puppy games so we nod as I pass by.
Across the street from Tyler is an older lab and some little white fluffy dog. I don't even know them enough to leave a pee-pee calling card on the mailbox. Next to them is a scary pit who's owner thinks he can be left off leash. So far the man at least holds his collar when we pass.
I hold my breath each passing. Momma asked them to always leash him but they don't.
Next corner is the real deal.
On the right are two pugs and a griffon brussels, the three of them bark so much they attack each other. No problem but it stirs up my my instincts so I bark and claw at their fence. All in good fun but once I hurt a foot
Across the street is the latest addition. An enormous pyranese.
She sees us in the street, because we are all three nervous to walk on the sidewalk near her fence. I know I felt her hot breath on me while she was barking me away. She leaps from the deck, runs full speed for the little vinyl white picket fence that miraculously holds her bulk. She flings herself against it repeatedly, causing it to bow.
She did that to Momma while her person was right there, saying how friendly she was.
Momma put her hand near the fence for her to smell, and she curled her lip and growled in front of her person who said, now gracie...
NOW GRACIE!?? Are you kidding me?
So we have to walk down the middle of the street, equi-distance from all fences just to get to the main road!
I feel like I have to prove myself and hold my dog breath each day y'all. My heart is old, I can't take it! Pray for me!