Great start to the day

So I was ready for work a few minutes earlier than usual this morning so I decided to take Inara for a quick jaunt around my condo development. We make it to the end of the driveway and get bum-rushed by a barking and growling yellow Lab. These people recently moved in so Inara still gets worked up in general when she sees this dog, just because she’s not used to it yet. But to have it come running up growling? Not cool.

I holler at the lady, “Get your dog, mine’s not friendly!” And she’s doing the ineffective, “Truman, come! Truman, come here. Come, come here Truman!” I was straddling Inara to keep her back and Truman was circling us growling and barking. I snarled at him to “git!” and he backed up a bit. Finally he went back to his owner but he didn’t have a collar on (of course) so he immediately came rushing back to us. I’m just turning so I can keep facing him, while Inara is just itching for a piece of him but getting pissed ’cause I’m still straddling her and she can’t go anywhere. Finally Truman decided we weren’t worth it and went back to his owner.

I lit into her about the leash laws and she said, “there’s not normally anybody out at this hour.” I said it didn’t matter, that a law is a law no matter who is around. I was PISSED.

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