Well the saga continues. Yesterday walking Oscar we got rushed by a barking growling black lab that came charging out of a guys garage. I had to scoop Oscar up really quick and shoe that dog off. Fortunately the owner started screaming at it to come back and he left us alone. Today walking by another house I didn't notice it until the last minute but a pitbull came running after us out into the street after Oscar. I scooped him up and was ready to taze him with my baton when I saw the owner and yelled at her to call her dog off. She informed me that he was only a puppy, six months old and just wanted to play. Well maybe that was true but I'm not going to wait until the dog attacks Oscar to figure that out. Did I mention that it was a pitbull? He was a half a second away from being shocked.
I'm rethinking this walking Oscar thing because he's been physically attacked twice and I've had to intervene and kick the other dogs off of him. He's just a magnet for big dogs and when they go nose to nose and Oscar barks and the other dogs attack. And with his size one bite from a large dog and it's over.
Oh I almost forgot there was a third time this year I was talking to a neighbor in his driveway when his dog rushed out; they went nose to nose, Oscar barked and his big dog picked Oscar up off the ground by his head or Oscar had ahold his nose I'm not sure which. That time the owner kicked his own dog and threw him in the backyard.
The little guy is just a magnet for other dogs because he so small and he depends, whether he knows or not, solely upon me for his protection. I don't want to have to hurt anybody's dog to defend him but I would if that's what it came down to.
We live out in the burbs in a fairly nice neighborhood with 1 acre lots and people are not too careful about keeping the dogs under control and I'm wondering if one of these times it's going to go real bad for Oscar. I think I might have to find another form of exercise for him. But he sure loves his walks he reminds me every morning at 10 AM then again at 2 PM to go get the mail and again about 6 PM.