Day # 142 ~ 3.5ish miles
I need more sleep!
I have two dogs. Medium sized canines.
Both will bark at you as you apporach my house with their tails wagging like a leaf in the breeze.
That was the biggest difference in my dogs and my doggie encounter this morning.
A wagging tail.
The wonderfully larger dirty yellow lab-ish looking creature that I saw about a quarter mile past my first mile marker was NOT into wagging his tail.
Raising the hair on the back of his neck. Check.
Baring his teeth. Check.
Pacing back and front on the front to keep me from passing. Check.
Growling loudly. Check.
Tail wagging. Not so much.
Once I realized all these things were going on and I did not know this dog at all I attempted to back away from it. It simply got closer.
Until it had changed positions on the road with me.
Now I was closer to the nearest house and farther away from my return route.
I figured I would try to slowly back away towards the house.
The dog, growling loudly, closely followed.
Luckily a small truck came. Yeah! I knew the driver.
Although I would not have given the driver the opportunity to get past us.
I asked him if he knew the dog. (He is a local farmer)
Into the truck we piled and he drove us back up the road a safe distance to finish our run.
And I thought it was going to be another run of the mill morning run.
How do you handle canine encounters?