Bikers and dogs.

Since yesterday was such a nice and warm day (a good change of pace for our recent weather), K and I decided to go out for a bicycle ride. Not even through the alley and we encounter what most bikers hope they never do…No, not Corey¬†Haim selling biographies, loose dogs–a rottweiler and a pit bull. At first they didn’t seem to notice us, but shortly after seeing them, they saw us. The problem with most Minneapolis alleys is that garages line most of them–not leaving much availability to jump a fence or something. So the best option was to bike past them in a hurry. I was able to get past them, but K seemed to attract the attention of the pit bull and it latched on to her pants. I thought for sure it was going to drag her off the bike. For the better part of a block it kept jumping up at her legs trying to latch on. The rottweiler chased me down for about 2 blocks. Unfortunately we got separated when the dogs started running after us. I knew the dog chasing me wouldn’t catch up, but I kept having reruns of dog attacks on the news going through my head. After a while, we managed to meet back up. The dog did get at her leg, but only a small bite. Thankfully it was never able to fully grab her ankle or foot. Maybe some dog mace wouldn’t be a bad idea for the next bike accessory…..
It’s just scary to think what could have happened.

2 Comments so far

  1. EJ (unregistered) on November 8th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    Did you call the cops or animal control or something? Those dogs could do serious damage to someone else in the area, like a child.

  2. Jon B (jonb) on November 9th, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    First thing we did when we got back to the house was call the cops. They got animal control to come over and find the dogs. It sounds like they found them quickly and there were no other incidents–thankfully.

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