I know some of you may love dogs. Forgive me a moment while I tell you how much I hate them.
Before I knew it, a little wiener dog had escaped the house across the street and was charging me and barking at me. Meanwhile, the owner practically did nothing. When the dog wouldn't leave me alone and had me trapped with the stroller against the edge of the road/forest, the owner finally came over and started yelling at the dog, which didn't do anything. For some reason she wouldn't pick up that stupid little dog or grab its collar and make it stop barking at me and barring it's teeth. Instead she just picked up a stick and tried to stop it, which didn't do anything. If Calvin hadn't been with me, it might have been easier, but the whole time I had to make sure the dog couldn't reach the inside of the stroller while trying to get away. I wanted to kick that dumb little dog but I didn't want to do it with it's owner right there. Somehow, after like 5 minutes we got out of there, and after I was out of the dog's sight, I ran the rest of the way home.
Seriously. What is up with these people that don't keep their dogs on a leash? When we were on a walk on Sunday and the dog charged us, all the owner did was yell at the dog in a panicked voice, which only made us think that the dog was actually going to attack us.
Ugh. I hate dogs. And owners who don't keep their dogs on leashes and away from me. And I'm considering carrying mace with me when I run.