Nadja- AKA the BooRoo
I had the first stressful walk with Nadja ever today! Usually walks are a great way for me to relax and just watch her be the broken weirdo she is, but that was not the case today. I was running low on time because I had somewhere to be so decided to just go for a short half hour to 45 minute walk in a route we’ve done hundreds of times. I’m related to pretty much everyone on my road and they’re all farmers so there are loads of places to go walking and running but that also means there’s a chance of running into someone’s dog(s), most of them are fine with other dogs and my dog the same but there are two dogs who have shown aggression to both people and animals in the past, even going so far as to kill one dog and severely injure another. Well we were walking and I heard barking and a 4 wheeler so I grabbed Nadja’s collar and booked it for the only place I could think of that would give us a barrier, an overgrown sunflower field. I knew that there was no way that that dog would be able to run through the weeds and sunflower stalks as fast as Nadja so we used that to our advantage. I yelled out my presence so my relative could know that it was just me and not some homeless person. After they left I cautiously continued my walk and when I looked over to see the 4 wheeler already across the road and the dog running straight for us. The good news is there was half a field and a creek in between us, enough space for me to think about what I was going to do if he continued after us. Thankfully he realized he was alone and ran back to his house and Nads and I resumed our walk in peace. I’m so very grateful that he didn’t attack Nadja because there is no way on earth I would’ve been able to get a 90-100 lb dog off of my dog without getting attacked myself. I also knew I was alone and wouldn’t be able to get help in time nor did I have a knife on me to defend both me and her so I am counting my blessings for sure and thanking the Lord for watching over us. Unfortunately an over active imagination isn’t always a good thing since I couldn’t shake what pictures my head was making up about what could’ve happened. It definitely shook me up a bit and I won’t be walking that route for a while.