Once upon a time, I had two of my previous dogs scheduled for a visit to the groomer. I got everything done and loaded them in the Explorer, and was on my way, when I realized I was about 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
This is so foreign.
They were getting groomed that day, so as I passed the fair grownds, I figured what the heck?
I pulled over and let the dogs out of the back. We walked way in the back around the baseball fields. I had an old bitch and a yearling dog-pup with me, and they were not related and I thought nothing of letting them go together.
Well the youngster plowed into the old bitch as he was passing by, and she gave him a quick nip to let him know he shouldn't have done that. Only the youngster wasn't taking to being corrected by anything with four feet at that point, and turned and laid into her. Uhg. I had no fences, no gates no leashes, no extra person, and I had about 150 pounds of dog teet and claws to get apart.
I put my hand in there to catch the collar. EH! Wrong answer. Someone got me good. I still have an inch long scar on my hand, and that happened about six years ago. Well anyhow, thinking how that would leave a mark, I hiked back to the 4x4, and got in, and pointed at my fighting dogs, and fired it up and pointed in there direction and just drove right to them.
For some reason, the idea that I would be driving in my car gave them enough pause that I was able to open the back, open a crate, and with one fluid motion sweep up the aggressive pup and deposit him in his crate. It may have helped that the old bitch went underneath the vehicle briefly, but I let no dust fall on the tailgate and bumper in getting them safely crated.
With blood dripping down my arm, I called the groomer and cancelled, and drove to my father's where we got each maniac out one at a time and checked them all over. Then I drove them home, and put them in their kennels and then I drove to the hospital.
Accidents happen. I did not get rid of either of those dogs because of that moment of stupidity on my part.
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