Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I hate dogs!

Actually, I love dogs. I used to have one when I was a child, until it died of old age when I was 16 or 17. But when I’m out running, things are different. Dogs that bark are a nuisance, but dogs that chase you are worse. Exactly that happened today. With 2.5 miles left on my run, those two stupid dogs started to come after me. They didn’t try to bite me, they just kept running alongside, and twice very nearly tripped me up. I tried to shoo them away, I shouted at them, and one stage, when it was getting too much, I even tried to kick one of them (no chance :-) ), but nothing helped. They kept following me until I got home (2.5 miles away from their home), and even tried to enter our house!

In fact, those stupid animals were still there when I left for work nearly 90 minutes later! Can you believe that?

The run was okay, apart from those last miles when I kept getting out of rhythm. I hate dogs!

1 comment:

  1. I love my dog, but when it comes to running, I have to agree with you. It really irks me when you approach someone with a dog and they make no attempt to control it. And even worse, when you ask them to do so, they look at you like you're a freak.

    Just cause you have a dog doesn't mean everyone else has to put up with it. People need to be responsible with their pets, as in pick up droppings, control them around others, etc. One can't always tell which dogs are friendly and which aren't. Looks are deceiving. Besides, even the friendly ones are a pest if they are getting under foot.

    I had a finish of a race get messed up because of a little friendly dog. I almost tripped and started hyperventilating. I finished but not in good shape and ended up in first aid.

    Okay, I'll stop my rant now...lol.