I just got home from the stable and I had my 5 month old in the car. I get out and notice the neighbor (who ties her poor little yorkie in her front yard for hours and lets it bark the whole time) now has a black chow. So I think "oh great, another poor dog." I turn around and get into the back seat and unlatch my son's car seat when I suddenly have a very familiar burning pain in my leg and I hear someone growling, barking and a person yelling....the chow had just bit me and was coming back for more! I grabbed the first thing I could which happened to be a dressage bat (am I the only one that has their horse crap taking over their car?) and just started hitting it as it was trying to come at me and then at my car. I slammed the door shut to keep it away from the baby and the dog yelps in pain as the door hits it's nose. Growls at me a few more times, so I wave the crop around a little more and it runs back home. His owner then proceeds to yell at me for hurting her dog!! So I yelled back to keep him leashed and quickly get my son into the house.
10 minutes later the cops and animal control are at my door because the lady accused me of beating her dog with a horse whip and wanted to press charges for cruelty to animals!!! I was livid. I literally dropped my pants and showed them the bite marks on my thigh and told them what happened BEFORE I beat the dog off of me. Then I demanded she be cited for the leash law and said I wanted proof the darn thing had it's rabies vaccinations and that she's lucky I don't SUE her.
So long story short animal control now has custody of her the chow because she did not have proof that it is up to date on it's rabies vaccine and she has been fined up the "you know where."
I don't get these people?????