Thursday, August 30, 2007

Walking with Dogs

I am punishing my dogs for one week. They are crazy! Lately I have been taking them for about 30 minute walks in the morning. The bigger one, Nosa, likes to bark at random people, but mostly men on bikes, so that they just bout fall off. Today, however, was a nightmare. I ran after them 3 different times to try to stop them from attacking other animals! I do not know what their problem is, but if i were a dog physchologist, i would say that they, especially Nosa, have anger and abandonment issues. Nosas last 2 owners left her here with us to go back to their own countries.
today they nearly mauled two scrawny, helpless street dogs and left them squeeling like little piggies. But the worst was when they ran ahead of me around a corner and i heard squawking, and stopped at the intersection was a man on his bike watchin, so i knew it was bad, but i thought it was another dog. Well, when I turned the corner, each one had one end of a chicken in her mouth! I sprinted after them, screaming, waking neighbors, and grabbing their necks while all the while thier mouths are filled with feathers! The poor creature had just enough time to hobble away, probably to die peacefully at home, if not from body wounds, then froma heart attack. As we walked away, i saw a lady standing outside her door. I felt like saying, [All right, everybody back inside. There isnt anything to see her. Right then we came upon a man walking his dog. I told him what had just happened and he said, Oh, my dog is well educated and polite.
Well, good for you, i thought.
my rude and poorly educated dogs will be incarcerated for the next 5 to 7 days, depending on their behavior.


  1. Maybe you should get leashes for them. You and Greg can now trade dog walking stories. Best laugh I've had in a long time! mom

  2. Sounds like they need the "Dog Whisperer" guy off the National Geographic Channel.

  3. Where do I send Chipper? She can teach your dogs prim and proper dog behavior. You need a strong leash so they can at least drag you into the fray with them!

    Hope you escape the ravages of this hurricane bearing down on you.

  4. Oh my! Laura, I haven't laughed that much in a very long time. Great writing! I really had a picture of what was going on ... poor chickie, hope it died in peace. Mary