The reason I'm mad at my dog

May 21, 2020
The thing I'm complaining today is regarding a situation that happened a few days ago. First of all, I want to say that I took my dog for a walk on the street I was living then. When he grew older and bigger, I thought my big yard was enough for him to exercise. As I moved in a significant smaller house, I had to take him for a walk more often. I'm not trying to excuse myself, only to explain.

Second of all, Luca is part of the larger in the size of breeds, as he is a mix of shepherd and husky. I put some pictures of him on an article, you can find here. Anyway, it's an exercise for me to take him to walks, but I like exploring with him. 

The incident lasted five seconds and it ruined my mood for days. We were heading home from a long walk and it was even hot outside, so Luca was rather tired cause he despises the sun and summer. We had approximately ten minutes until home when we passed by a house with a fence that allows putting your hand behind the bars, there is enough distance between the bars to see the yard. Suddenly a large, muscular dog came jumping between the bars towards Luca. And what did my smart dog do? Jump back at him. I tried to pulled him as fast as I could, but the stranger dog scratched my dog's nose so hard it was bleeding all the way home. 

The irony is that I was upset on the dog who maybe did get hurt as well, but also very upset on my dog. He's better than that. Why is he a marshmallow at home, that if you pull his ear he'll pout for two days, but act like that on the streets? I know that it must be dog's nature, they were similar in build and both male, but to have his beep beep place, kiss seeker aka nose like that makes me mad.

As I was analyzing the situation, I thought that all the anger on my dog was born from the love I have towards him. If that happened to a person we were fond of we would be upset on the situation, the person who hurt them but also on that person for putting themselves in that position. Among with the affection we put on them, we also attach the responsibility to remain healthy so we can continue loving them. There are so many aspects to love, right?

All in all, Luca's nose is recovering pretty fast and he will not be taken to a walk until it is fully healed.

A.


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