Happy Tuesday friends~I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! Ours was good, but Sunday was definitely different and a little bit stressful; however I prefer to think about the positive and fun things we did. We had lots of fun family time; games and dessert and then yesterday lunch at our oldest girls house with everyone. Hubby and I also went on a six mile bike ride last evening-it was good to get back into the swing of it.
Unfortunately, Sunday was not a good day with other dogs; in fact, as we walked by a neighbor's house whose dog was off lead and without its owner around-well he(a 90 lb Labradoodle)ran out and knocked me to the ground and attacked Hunter. Thankfully, hubby was with us and was able to pull the dog off of Hunter and help me up. The dog normally wears an electronic collar which controls him but the owner had left it off of him after they went running. We did talk with the owner immediately afterwards and they also came over yesterday to apologize and make sure we were o.k. I'm thankful there were no broken bones and that Hunter had no visible injuries.
This is the third time that Hunter has been gone after by a big dog; no wonder he doesn't like dogs that are bigger than he is. The one thing I will say about Hunter and Bichons in general is that they are not fighters. Hunter has never even tried to defend himself when other dogs are biting him. His trainer has also said there is not a mean bone in this little dog-for that I am thankful. Later that day we went to some friends home for dinner and their was a visiting dog, that Hunter met a year ago, who kept being aggressive with Hunter. Finally, I said this is enough and took Hunter home. Our friends have a new puppy and this was a celebration for them but I knew I would never relax if I was worrying about my pup. After I brought him home, I went back and had a relaxing evening. I also wondered if Hunter wasn't giving off some scent of fear from his earlier incident. I will say that the experience on Sunday has definitely impacted me by making me more aware of other dogs-even in yards. I don't want to be fearful at all but I also don't want to be around dogs that are not contained.
So we've gone on our walk and now I'm going to get out and do some yard work.
How about you-did you have a fun weekend? I'd love to hear about it.
Joy to you today!
Noreen & Hunter
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