A New Personal Story – Wolf-dog listening to music
The below is another real letter sent by a mother of little kids on their encounter with a wolf-dog ‘pet’ in a music festival, a personal story about what victims are facing, and doing back, in this today’s dog infested world.
My kids and I went to a local music festival for an afternoon, on a large, well known, university campus. There were people from the humane society with two very sweet dogs, as well as many others with their pets, on leashes.
My son has always feared dogs, but he recently made friends with a neighbors (legit) service dog. I was happy he was conquering this fear.
So, when my son spotted a very soft and fuzzy golden retriever, and he wanted to say hello, I said OK. I generally don’t allow this, but the dog seemed calm, was well restrained, and the older owners were nice.
He petted him for a minute, no problem. No sooner had my lil guy turned to walk away, I heard a burst of nasty barking, and some scary growling.
I looked over to see 2 large dogs lunging at the retriever, which barked right back. This couple had walked their big dogs up behind us, and headed right towards the retriever. (I guess they figured the dogs wanted to say hi to each other? Who knows? )
We were maybe 3-5′ from these dogs mouths, and all I saw was teeth and jaws; it was so sudden, loud, and scary as hell.
The couple took off with their 2 dogs, and I hustled the kids away.
Not even 30 seconds later, I see that the woman took one of the dogs back over by the retriever. Now they were all friendly and playful together.
I asked what kind of dog is that? She said Australian Shepherd. I look over to see where the man with the other dog went. I saw them off in the distance, standing right behind the seats of the amphitheater where a band is playing.There are people walking by, and lots of chaos.
I ask the woman, “Is that a Malamute?”, and she says “Well, its part Malamute, and the rest WOLF”.
My jaw must have dropped to the floor. I said “Ah, kids lets get as far away from these lunatics as we can”. I have never got away from a place so fast….
WHO DOES THIS??? A FREAKING WOLF. JFC.
Let me recap: These idiots brought a *WOLF hybrid* to a music festival, walked it right up to a short-leashed dog, 2 old people, and (behind) a mom with 3 kids.
The wolf-dog was wearing a normal collar and on a long, thin, leash – there is no way that scrawny owner could have held that animal if it had been intent on attacking.
The woman was just SO proud of her wolf too. You could see in her expression that she enjoyed my shock and fear. I do think she was offended I called her a lunatic, and she probably heard me tell the kids only stupid people own wild animals and parade them in public…
Then, after we went to another area, I see another large dog running around, this time off leash. It was probably totally harmless, but the middle of a crowd of people just wasn’t a good place for a loose, energetic, dog!
I ask 3 different security guards to ask the owner to leash it, and not one knew about the leash rule, nor cared. (FFS, there is already a leash law on campus, and in the city!) I had read the rules before I went, so I know that unleashed animals were not allowed, as well as, guns and knives.
Bringing a WOLF is totally OK, though. Got it.
That’s the LAST time we ever pet a dog in public!
By Mom in Eugene
The above is a real event by a person negatively affected by current dog epidemic, a series that we are going to regularly publish here at NO Dogs, Please! as Personal Stories from Victims of Dogs.
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