Those who follow me on Twitter or friends with me on Facebook might recall me complaining about my neighbors who let their dogs and cats run free. Why? Because I don’t want anything to rile my boy Titan up and it can be dangerous for all parties involved!
Anyway, tonight I come home and do my normal routine. You know, I talk about Titan and routine all the time. When I get home from work, first thing I do is walk Titan (with a collar and leash). We walk the perimeter of my property, he pee’s everywhere, we look at things, etc.
So tonight I’m walking him in my front yard. We always do it first. I hear the guy across the street yelling out back of his house….
“Come here! Want me get my belt? Come here!” And he repeats.
Now this is something I’ve been hearing more frequently that past month. So I look over there, as Titan and I am still waking in MY yard and see that his dog (brown unneutered labrador) is out back his house running around. Obviously, the dog was disobeying. Then I hear him say
“Don’t you even think about it! I’ll kick your ass!” (Geeze, really? I’m thinking)
So Titan and I stop, look over, and here comes this big brown lab running across the street into my yard! I grab Titan and we quickly get onto my front deck. We are standing there, I tell Titan “stay”. All is calm….on the deck.
This lab is now within twelve (12) feet of my front deck. It barks at Titan and me. I tell Titan “It’s ok. Stay.” He obeys me.
The lab then lunges and barks. Mind you, I don’t know this dog. All I know is it barks when people go to its house and apparently, it’s not good at listening to his owner. So I have no clue is this dog is aggressive or not.
After it lunged and barked again, Titan barks back. He’s still standing right by my side. The owner finally gets into my yard and goes to grab his dog. His dog pulls and barks. Titan barks a few more times and is now wanting to get off the deck. I have him under complete control.
The guy starts to take his dog out of my yard and says
“Sorry about that.”
First off, I wanted to bitch slap him right on out of my yard. Apparently, the Goddess had a hold on me and kept me calm. If I would have raised my voice, Titan would have reacted and not in a good way. He would have thought we were really threatened.
Btw at some point, the hubs came to the front door, opened it, and was my backup .
So he takes his dog across the street, I never said a word, again because Titan would have reacted, and then Titan and proceeded to continue our walk. I kept praising Titan for being a good boy and standing his ground. He was protecting what is his.
Now I ask you, if it was my pitbull who was loose and went running into my neighbor’s front yard where him and his dog was (leashed mind you), do you think
“Sorry about that”
would have cut it?
Most definitely not……….animal control would probably be on its way.
Oh and now I know who’s dog took a huge green crap under the tree in my front yard two (2) days ago.