The One With The Dog Fight

This is about the time I was mauled by a man eating beast disguised as a cute fluffy dog.  Ok.. so I didn’t get “mauled” but this dog did latch on to me like a chicken leg.  To put things into perspective for you, had I been a male I would have been neutered right then and there that day. This fluffy bundle of a man eating machine had been an instigator since we arrived at the dog park; biting (not playfully) several dogs, stirring other dogs up, the usual annoying “where’s the owner” type situation.  Mulligan has never, NEVER, been in a dog fight.  Never even kinda been in a dog fight. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, or so I thought.

Mulligan is very particular about his portable water bowl.  Why? Im not entirely sure.  Maybe it’s because he’s a shelter dog who still has a little fear of someone taking his stuff.  Maybe it’s because he’s a spoiled only child.  Maybe it’s because his gramps bought him the bowl on his first trip to War Eagle where he swam for the first time (at least since adopted).  Who knows. None the less he does not play games with his portable water bowl.  If he is drinking from it he doesn’t want any other dogs near his face.  I have seen him snarl his nose and growl should another dog try to push his way into the bowl, but never anything more.  He’s all bark – no bite.

There I am sitting down on the ground (yes I realize its a dog park & I am most definitely sitting on dog piss, if you have ever sat on grass you have most likely sat on dog piss too so…) sharing ear scratches and water with all the dogs when Mulligan came up for water.  I held his water bowl for him so he could get a quick drink and get back to chasing the ladies.  Then I spot the instigator, who proceeded to try to get Mulligan’s private water bowl.  Like always Mulligan snarls his nose at this dog (all bark no bite I swear) and thats when that evil dog bit mulligan on the side of his face. Mulligan did nothing back but you better believe I jumped up as fast as I could and stood between that dog and Mulligan.  Thats when he got me – right in the thigh.  Mulligan got a look on his face like I have never seen and choke slammed this dog off my leg like Hulk Hogan in his prime.  There was a legit WWF smack down going on  & as I pulled mulligan off this dog that dog WAS STILL BITING!!

Wondering where the owner is? Yeah, we were too.  She finally came up when it was all over and said “sorry, he likes to instigate”… thanks for stating the obvious. Mulligan was no longer interested in playing and sat and guarded me for the next five minutes so we decided to just go home.  Plus I was pretty sure my leg was bleeding. Hope that dog was up to date on his shots!

This is the day Mulligan had his first dog fight and I got mauled by a man eating machine disguised as an adorable dog! Watch your thighs at the dog park everyone – they can be mistaken as chicken legs.  It was at this moment I realized I needed to start doing squats! The tighter my thighs are the less the next dog will have to bite ahold of.  Workout E-Book has since been purchased along with workout supplies… So I guess some good did come from this event! It was just the motivation I needed to get into shape for the summer!

 Far Left: How It looked when I stripped down in the car to check it out.

Middle: Few hours later.

Far Right: Before I went to bed that night!

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