Good Samaritan gets attacked!!!
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    My female tricolor is a rescue. She's friendly, but will only let me and a couple of other people touch, pet, or pick her up. Well….we were out on our favorite trail which crosses a swollen stream (from winter run off). There is a plank which you can walk across. My girl usually likes to just run and jump the stream. She's not crazy about walking across the plank. So on this day the stream was too swollen for her to jump, so she was standing at the edge of the plank "thinking about it". Just as I saw my dog, I also saw a lady right next to her. Then I heard these fateful words..."WHAT A CUTE LITTLE DOG, LET ME HELP YOU ACROSS". Before I could yell NOOOOOO!!! it happened.
    The only way I can describe it is...... it looked like someone picking up a furry chain saw from the buisness end! No skin was broken, but as we all know,cranky "b's" can pack a whollop. The lady was understanding, and lesson learned by me. Constant vigilance when letting your dogs run free.....Tim:D

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  • Tim,
    What an awful situation that must of been for you! Thank god it wasn't any worse. It upsets me though that people just assume that they can touch a dog without introducing themselves first to the animal. I always ask the owner first before I even approach an animal then put my hand out first. C'mon. Grabbing a dog to try to pick them up..Sheesh, if I were a dog and someone did that to me, I'd not be too happy either.
    At least everyone was ok in the end. Your right…lesson learned.

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    whew, I've had dogs that would rip skin if somebody did that to them unexpectedly.

    I would never pick up anybody's dog without giving it enough time to sniff, and become comfortable with me.

    Roo

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    Wow....lesson learned by her I hope too! Who would pick up a dog they don't know?!?!? It is amazing that your dog didn't break the skin...what amazing bite inhibition she must have. I love the visual of the chain saw...I can just imagine what that looks like...infact, I am imagining it about our tri girl right now

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  • The ones that get me are the parents that let their little children run up to strange dogs w/out asking. And when I tell the child, "Oh no, don't run up into her face like that; you need to ask first." the parents almost always say something like, "Oh, your dog doesn't like kids?" or "she's not a friendly dog?"

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    @JazzysMom:

    The ones that get me are the parents that let their little children run up to strange dogs w/out asking. And when I tell the child, "Oh no, don't run up into her face like that; you need to ask first." the parents almost always say something like, "Oh, your dog doesn't like kids?" or "she's not a friendly dog?"

    How insulting! Some people assume all dogs are like Lassie. The fact is they have lots of long teeth and many dogs (not just Basenjis) instinctively protect. Personally, even before my son was born and with my previous dog, Rocky - Bless his soul, I would inhibit children from coming up to pet him. He was sensitive. Eventually, everyone in the neighborhood knew us and waved us by. :)

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  • Hahahaha… Furry little chainsaw... lol... I think ours would react the same way.

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  • @BDawg1005:

    Furry little chainsaw…

    That made me laugh too! Nala would be the same way, I think! Thank goodness the lady was understanding and that no skin was broken. My dog only bites US attorneys.

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  • Wow… I would never assume to pick up a strangers dog... even dogs that I know but not well, I would not go grabbing to pick one up.....

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  • OMG!! :eek: :eek: I get goose bumps thinking what Topaz would have done with someone who tried to pick her up. I gosh I can't even fathom the thought!!! :eek: :eek:

    Who does that?!!

    If it were Topaz…it would have been Good Samaritan Texas Chainsaw Massacre :)

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