Chet was outside working in the yard; I went out to ask him something and I noticed the neighbor’s dog.
Immediately I thought, “Isn’t the dog a little old to have his tail docked?” Then Chet told that the dog had gotten loose and gone to the park at the top of the street and came back missing his tail. Something ferocious that is not afraid to attack a large dog lives in the woods at the top of the street. The poor dog had bite marks all over his tail. The neighbor told Chet the story and also indicated, “This dog does not back down from a fight.”
I have to admit, I’m a little freaked out. Without knowing the entire story, such as the time of day the dog got away, if it was gone overnight etc…it makes me a little nervous taking my dogs up to the woods. I’m not entirely certain that Delilah wouldn’t want to try to fight. I do carry Pepper Blaster II and had really thought about it more for protection against the two-legged predator as opposed to the four. From what I’ve read, it should work on a wild animal.
I wonder what kind and size of animal might be up in the woods and hungry and vicious enough to take on a large dog. I know you can’t tell from the picture but this is a decent size dog; I would say somewhere in the weight range between Delilah (78 pounds) and Sampson (97 pounds.)
I’m very grateful that most days/evenings Chet goes walking with us, still I’m a wee bit nervous about taking my dogs to where the wild things are.