Thursday, June 10, 2010

Running Hazards

Last night I completed week 2 day 1 of the C25K program. I'm actually sort of enjoying my evening walk/jogs. Last week I bought actual running shoes; my first real pair. Normally I buy tennis shoes based on their cute factor, not their performance. It's going fairly well, until last night.

I was bit by a dog.

It was during one of the two minute walks, and I was passing by the house that always has a couple of guys in the garage working on cars. The garage was open and the light was on, but I didn't see the guy that's usually there. All I saw was his massive german shepherd. I watched as it trotted straight to me and bit me on my side. I wasn't scared as the dog made a beeline towards me; he wasn't running fast and didn't bark or growl. I figured he was just coming to check me out. I'm generally not afraid of dogs. I was definitely not expecting to get bit.

I screamed, and the owner immediately called "Nitro" off and asked if he bit me. I said yeah, but I didn't think it had broken the skin because I didn't feel any blood. Needless to sat I didn't stop because the dog was still standing there and I didn't want to get bitten again.

When I got home I assessed the wound and discovered he had in fact broken the skin a little but not deep. I cleaned and doctored it, and at the advice of several people of Facebook I called the police to report the incident. An officer came by and took my report and drove me over so I could show him at which house Nitro lives. He told me there would be a 10 day mandatory quarantine for the dog and they are getting the shot records for me.

I hope Nick doesn't have to have me put down.

Speaking of Nick, when I told him about the 10 day mandatory quarantine, he asked, "For you?"

4 comments:

Natalie said...

ah brandi! i'm so sorry! this is my worst fear when running! and lately im getting chased by a yappy chihuahua, but of course nothing like a german shepard. my father in-law takes chili powder or pepper spray with him on runs and bikes. if the dogs get a wif, they will run off. not sure if that helps?? and i would have called the cops too! get better!

More like....etc. said...

:( I'm so sorry this happened to you! {hugs}

{S} said...

Ouch!! dang that looks painful. You seem really cool about it. I'd be freaked lol! I hope the dog is clean and you don't have to got through anything else related to this incident. (((hugs)))

Laurie said...

I'm so sorry this happened ((hugs)) I was so freaked out when two dogs jumped on me. I hope you're feeling better