Wednesday, April 20, 2011

He won't hurt you

You're walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly you look up and see a dog walking up to you and its owner a few feet away. The owner smiles, trying to be reassuring (?). And while you like dogs, you instinctively panic as you watch this dog, afraid to move. In the meantime, the owner says something like, "Go ahead. He won't hurt (or bite) you."

Yeah right.

Maybe if the dog was leashed, I wouldn't mind walking calmly by. This happens to be a rather large dog who could easily jump on me and knock me down. And his attitude doesn't seem very friendly, so who are we kidding anyway?

The fact of the matter is that I don't trust the owner, or the dog, for that matter. An unleashed dog can do just about anything.

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