So, I have Lucy, my Basenji mix and then there's Bart, my Husky mix. Well, Bart and Lucy go out in the yard on 30 foot leads to go to the bathroom. They're always supervised, and they're only out to go potty. There are a TON of neighborhood dogs and kids that come running into our yard. We always grab the dogs, have them sit and attempt to explain to the kids that you have to come at the dogs calmly and let them sniff you first. The kids don't seem to get it (or don't understand since they speak mostly Spanish) and continually run into my yard. If we don't grab the dogs, we tell them to sit or tell them to come in, and tell the kids to go away.
Well, today- the kids come running into the yard, flailing and screaming, and Lucy starts growling and her hair goes up. Rather than back off, one of the kids comes straight at Lucy. She jumps on him and nips him. I don't think it's bad at all, a small scratch, but the parents see it differently. The parents a screaming that they're going to sue me, and have carted the kid off to the hospital. So now I've talked to the cops, who confirm that the people will probably sue and it's all my fault. And I sit here and wait for them to get back and land me with the bill for the hospital visit and then land me with a lawsuit.
It pisses me off that it is turning out like this and I can't defend myself at all. I had to vent and get that out.