Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Finding a Balance

I can see already that there are going to be entertaining tales I wish to share. Now I just need to figure out how I can do so in an appropriate manner. Until I find that balance I will have to refrain from talking about the student that was removed from class and sent home due to his state of highness. Or the other student that finally wore a shirt that covered her extensive cleavage.

I will, however, tell you about my moment of fear as I walked to my car after school. Between me and my car were two free-ranging, unattended pitt bulls. Now you all know that I am a dog person, but what you perhaps don't know is that as a toddler I was bitten on the face by a dalmatian. This has made me (understandably) wary of unknown, large dogs. Especially of the pitt bull/rottweiler variety. Fortunately for me, as I approached the dogs I observed several students in the area were unmolested by the dogs, so I forged ahead. Upon closer examination, they were both collared and the female was quite friendly. She came trotting right up to me, wagging her tail and requesting attention. I spoke to her in a kindly fashion but declined to pet her. She followed me temporarily until she realized her pal was less interested in my presence and she went to join him. I couldn't help but notice that he was still fully entact in the male arena, which makes it seem even more irresponsible of the owners to let them roam free. At least the cars near the school were driving slowly enough to notice the pitt bulls when they trotted out into the street. I just hope they stayed away from the busier, four-lane road around the corner and that they eventually returned home.

I also kind of hope they aren't hanging around again tomorrow afternoon.


Momma Val said...

I'm surprised that you don't carry a defense type spray. This will work on dogs as well as people. I carried one for years in my purse. Now I have one in the glove compartment and one goes with us on the stroller. I am a dog lover myself but would not hesitate if one came at me. You can also kick at the chest of a dog about to attack you but I fear my kicking would really suck and they would bite my leg. My son and I also ran into a pit bull the other day at the pet store. It was a very sweet female though that loves kids. I too am not very trusting of many dogs myself. For me I hate German Shepards. No luck with those. I have been attacked twice by them as a small child and my dog has been attacked 3 times in this neighborhood by the same two German Shepards.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh dear! I hope they aren't either. And I hope they are not abandoned! Aiee!

I'd love to hear more of the funny stories when you figure out how to tell them.

Smellyann said...

Aw, Germand Shepherds aren't all bad. Ours is the sweetest!

I'm glad you weren't harmed by the pits!