Writing Can Be Murder

February 23, 2010

Is that Doberman going to chase me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 12:18 am

And tear me limb from limb?

I’m a dog person. When I sold real estate my co-workers called me The Dog Whisperer (this was before the tv dog whisperer hit the scene but after The Horse Whisperer was out). I’d get sent in first every time a dog was at home.

I like dogs. I even like Dobermans. They can be sweet loving dogs. I’m a former pit bull owner (my pit desperately wanted to be a lap dog, but at 75 pounds was a bit too big) so I understand that certain breeds of dogs are often wrongly maligned.

BUT I don’t like dogs of any type running loose. And certainly not a Doberman on a deserted street. So I eyed the large dog coming toward me with more than a little trepidation (mixed with a pinch of annoyance because it was time for me to run — something I couldn’t very well do since I didn’t want to trigger his chase instinct).

“Hey there Apollo,” I called out. (Apollo is not his real name, but I’m a fan of Magnum, PI). “Are you a good dog?”

And Apollo trotted right up to me. No growling or teeth. Just curiiosity.

We became fast friends. He even let me take a peek at his collar. His name is Sugar. (poor dog!)

Thankfully he was only a couple of blocks from home (because it way too cold to stand around and wait for Animal Control to come pick him up). With a minimum of cajoling I led him toward home. We didn’t even get that far. His owner pulled up in his truck and Sugar jumped right in.

No chasing. No loss of limbs. Just a REALLY long warm-up before I tackled today’s five miles. I spent most of my run pretending that the piles of snow were actually drifts of sand in Hawaii…..

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4 Comments »

  1. They named him ‘Sugar’? No wonder he was running away from home.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — February 23, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  2. I KNOW.

    Big dogs and cute names just do not go together, imho.

    Comment by love2wryte — February 23, 2010 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  3. Of course, if you’d noticed his name was ‘Tank’ or ‘Crusher’ might you have been more apt to back away slowly? I would have.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — February 24, 2010 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  4. I’m not sure. I’ve desperately wanted to name a dog Cujo for forever….

    Comment by love2wryte — February 24, 2010 @ 6:52 pm | Reply


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