Shock Shock Horror Horror
As we were riding along, (Mum riding, me running) a lady with a full grown boxer came from the opposite direction. Immediately, the boxer showed a dominant stance, and when she spotted me, she charged forward and broke free of her leash and collar. Her collar was too loose and she could easily get off. She ran toward my side to sniff my "gu gu jiao" and then promptly started growling. She then jumped on me with her mouth wide open with teeth baring. Mum had thought this boxer just wanted to say hi, but when she saw that it was turning aggressive, she let go of the leash so that I could dash away. The boxer's owner was frantically calling her dog but the dog was deaf to her. It was obvious this owner did not have control over her dog. I was just madly shuttling from side to side, trying to avoid getting bitten and charged. Mum tried to stop the dog by grabbing it, but it sure could run fast. Mum almost caught hold of it but missed several times.
In the midst of all this, Mum didn't utter a single word, she just went for the boxer. The boxer's owner on the other hand was frantic and yelling all over the place. Finally, Mummy grabbed hold of the boxer's neck and stopped the charging, and waited for the boxer's owner to come and get her dog. The dog was obsessed and crazy. Mummy was so shocked she didn't have time to respond. She came over to me, checked me over, picked up her broken bicycle bell from the ground, looked up and in that instant, the boxer and the lady just disappeared.
Not a single apology, not a single "is your dog ok?". Nothing. Nada. The boxer lady just fled with her dog. Mum was so pissed and shaken she could barely contain it. She just couldn't believe that we were under attack by a complete stranger and she didn't even stop to see if I was ok, or if she needed to compensate Mum for her broken bell. Mum dropped the bike when she tried to stop the nasty boxer from attacking me and in the process, broke her bike bell. The whole thing could have been prevented if the lady had used the right collar on her dog. What a shame!! The lady didn't even have the basic human decency to see if we were ok.
Fortunately, I was fast enough to dodge any bites, and Mum was smart enough to release the leash so I could run away from the crazy unsocialized Boxer. Also, with all my Airedale coat, being wiry and tough, that probably prevented me getting any real bites. I may have lost a chuck of fur here and there, but no big deal. I think Mum felt more hurt and upset that I got attacked than if she herself got attacked. We called Daddy on the phone to tell him what happened, and he said we should just head home. I was very happy to go home. 11 miles was quite enough, thank you Mummy.