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Close Call

Posted in Uncategorized tagged ocadiaocadiaocadiaocadia at 11:51 pm by Karma

Before I begin, let me say, I do not believe in breed specific biases or assumptions about behavior.  I am against breed legislation.  And I recently lost my own beautiful and sweet pit mix.  So this story could have been about any large breed dog, it just happened to be a pit.
Adelaide and I almost were attacked by the neighbors pit.
We had just gotten home from work and daycare.  I got Addy out of the car and started to go up to the mailbox.  My neighbor 2 doors down has a blonde female pit and I have seen her outside unleashed all the time, but she’s always in their yard with them and I’ve never seen her cause a problem.  (Another side note, I do believe that a dog that you cannot trust completely should be on a leash or something for their safety and everybody elses).  Anyway, we were halfway to the mailbox when the dog sees us and starts charging.  My first instinct was to pull Addy to me and get in front of her.   Then I started thinking, head to the house quickly, and I took about two steps in that direction.   But then, for some reason, I stopped, turned back towards the charging dog, and in my command voice told her “NO”.  By then she was about halfway between us.  She stopped. I froze for a sec to gauge what she was going to do, and then told her in my command voice to “STAY”.  Right after that, her owners (one across the street and one in the garage) came out and hollered for her to get back to the house, and she did.  We got our mail and went inside.  Phew.  Had a little bit of adrenaline from that!  Adelaide really didn’t every pay much attention.  When the dog was charging at us, she had her ears up like she was trying to figure out what this was about.  Guess it might be time to get some pepper spray, only problem is I don’t usually have my keys out and if it was in my purse, I’d never be able to get it out in time.
Hope everybody else’s Thursday is less exciting.


  1.    jerry said,

    September 27, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Karma, you did GREAT! You used the power of your body language to tell this dog you meant business. AWESOME!

    I’m sorry it happened though, I know that’s scary.


  2.    Michelle said,

    September 27, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Smart thinking Karma. If you would have hurried into the house you could have been attacked from behind. I am against breed biases as I have Rotties and you know how that goes. But she knew you meant business. I sure would be going over and have a nice chat with the neighbors though. I am sorry this happened to you & Addy.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


  3.    fourminipups said,

    September 27, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Wow Karma! Great job. So glad both Addy and you are OK and nothing bad came of it.

    Take care-
    Luanne & Spirit Shooter


  4.    benny55 said,

    September 27, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Cesar Millan would be soooooo proud! And so are we!

    Don’t mess with a momma of tripawds…..they’re one tough breed!

    I can just picture sweet Addy….”You coming over to play? Do I know you? Did mom invite? Mom! Do something guick…he’s not coming to play!”

    Glad al is wellover there!

    Yet more proof that Brendol is watching over you! She infused you with a lot of her courage!

    Love to you and all the pack! Brendol’s got your back!

    Sally and Happy Hannah


    •    Karma said,

      September 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      lol, Sally. That is pretty much exactly what Adelaide was thinking. She’s such a playful thing, everything put on this earth is here for her enjoyment. I believe her first thought was yay, somebody to play. Quickly followed, by a wait a minute, mom, what is going on?


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