Sunday, May 10, 2015

Clean-up Day, Saturday, March 16th, 10:00am to 2:00pm--and a word about an attack at the run.

Sorry I haven't been updating for so long.  I got preoccupied with other matters.

Anyway, the signs are up, and the chips should be dropped off soon.   If anybody reading this happens to be there when the chips are delivered, try to get them to dump them directly over that muddy area over at the north end of the run, where the dogs keep eating dirt.  

We've been pretty lucky at the Rocky Run--we don't get a lot of fights, and most of the dogs who come here are friendly, and their people responsible.  Now and again, there's an exception to the rule.

Chucky, a friendly playful Shepherd Mix, getting on in years now, who has been coming to the run for about as long as there has been a run, was badly attacked in the last few days by a seemingly purebred German Shepherd named Pepper.   I just got the email this morning from his owner, Miyako.  He needed to go to the Animal Medical Center to get stitches--it was a serious attack.  

It's really important to remember that the owner of a dog who injures another dog is supposed to at least offer to pay the medical bills.  It's understandable that after such a traumatic incident, somebody might just want to get their dog home to calm down.   But it doesn't take long to give contact info, so you can talk later.  It's not enough to just say "Well, I won't bring my dog to the run anymore."   Somebody with a Shepherd is going to need to do offleash exercise somewhere.  The dog needs to be better socialized, and the owner needs to take responsibility for what happened.

If anybody knows anything about Pepper and his/her owner, please get in touch.   I'll be asking around at clean-up.  

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