I just took one for the team
This is a rant and long be forewarned.
Let me set the stage for you.
I live in an apt complex that is on the border of the ghetto (gun shots weekly, this kind of thing). There is a 5 foot wall that runs the perimeter of the property and in the back corner, where my apt building is, is an iron fencing that butts up against a big oak tree where it meets the brick wall.
Within the property, just 15-20 meters from my apt stairs and within clear view of both my windows is a very large oak tree that has a chain link fence and its used as a small little turn out for dogs. Its about 25 meters round. We call this the complex dog park.
My dog, Riley was looking out the window and barked at the people out in the dog park. He never barks, more of a grumbler. So I watched these 2 people who I have never seen before with their 4 dogs. We have a 2 pet max in our apartments. 2 of the dogs were over 50lbs lab cross/pittie mixes ( I have a pittie mix, no discrimination here). Both of these dogs were in the dog park.
The other two dogs, a JTR and a small chi or something (no more than 3 lbs) were running around loose (outside of the dog park) with NO collar and no real recall.
I went outside to pack my car (which is about 20 meters from the dog park) for tomorrow and I saw my neighbor with his dog walking towards the dog park.....
Then all of a sudden the JTR comes creaming out from where every he was and goes after my neighbor's dog!! Gets her on her hocks and back end. I run up to chase JTR off my neighbors dog (who is leashed BTW). Then the two dogs in the park start lunging and aggressively going after the dog that just got tagged by their friend. Then the woman that owns the dogs starts screaming at me, "YOU B%^CH, DON'T TOUCH MY DOG YOU F&*(ING B*@$CH!! you get the picture. I for the record never touched the dog, just growled at it. you know how us horse people are good at that.
All the while the bigger dogs are lunging at us and my neighbor's dog.
My neighbor asked if they lived in the complex, but by then we knew that they did not. We asked them to leave as this is private property and again she starts screaming at us. "I AM LEAVING YOU B$&@H!! MY SISTER LIVES HERE! WE ARE ALLOWED TO BE HERE!! blah blah blah. I tell her that there is a leash law in the complex and that she should know that. I am sure there were other words exchanged but that is not important.
Then little JTR goes after my neighbor's dog again this time I am standing in between them and I crouch down and growl at the dog again. She again starts screaming, "DON'T YOU TOUCH MY DOG!!"
I told her I did not touch her dog, and that if she had a leash on dog she would have control of said dog. Now she is in my face, with her middle finger in my face, she then touched me. Right on the nose....and when she turned her back.....I pushed her. :(
Well she came back at me swinging and landed 3 blows to my face. The bridge of my nose, and two to my forehead. And she tore my shirt! I unfortunately, did not get to defend myself. I folded like a cheap shirt.
Turns out there is no sister that lives in the complex and they actually live behind the perimeter wall. Once I was over where the dogs were getting into it I recognized her from a few months ago when 2 of her dogs came on to our property and pinned another dog and dog owner against the wall.
I filed a police report and if I catch her on the property again they can arrest her for trespassing.
So how I have a shiner and a swollen forehead.
Guess that is what I get for sticking my nose where it does not belong, but I could not just stand there and watch my friend's timid dog getting beat up. :o