I am a tried and true dog lover at heart. I treat Abbie as if she is my child and my parent’s dog, Scooby, is like a little brother to me. I could care less if I watch action movie where people get blown up left and right, but as soon as a dog steps in the way of the line of fire and gets hurt, I cry like a little baby.
With all things I love about dogs, I can understand they can sometimes be just as scary as they are loveable.
Last summer my Sister went on a run down the mountain of a cabin we rented in Tennessee. We heard her coming back up the path hyperventilating and in tears. A large dog had caught up with her one her run and managed to jump on her, bringing her down and ripping her necklace and Ipod off of her in the process. The dog then proceeded to challenge her, not letting her pass or run for safety. The dog was merely protecting what he thought was his stretch of the road, but it was still a very scary situation that she was very lucky to escape with only a few scratches and a broken necklace.
This morning on my run I heard some barks behind me and realized a dog had broken loose from its back yard and was racing towards me. It was a big golden dog that probably meant no harm, but there was still that instant of fear in the back of my head where I went to grab my pepper spray just in case. Luckily the dog stopped when I told it to and just stared at me as I continued on my way.
Though I love dogs, I always adhere to the fact that not all are friendly. As with every run remember to take caution and know your surroundings. You never know what’s lurking behind the corner.
Have you ever had an encounter with an overprotective pet or wild animal on your runs? Do you get that same sense of fear as if it were any other attacked coming towards you?
Sorry I had to get my little PSA out there. Safety is always my number on concern with running! Even with the dog incident I managed to run 4.92 miles in 46:13.
I received this sample of Total Cranberry Crunch in the mail yesterday and decided to use it in my breakfast this morning.
There ended up being 1/2 cup of Total in that small box so I added 1/3 cup of Cinnamon Crunch Granola, 1/3 cup Kashi Might Bites, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Peach Chobani Yogurt.
It was a wonderful delightful mix.
Though I would probably never buy the Total in the store on its own, it was fun to have a new addition to my morning cereal.
Have a great Thursday everyone!! Tomorrow is FRIDAY yippeee!!