....I heard some dreadful news today and I cant stop thinking about it...we have a park near us where I walk Ollie and to get it we have to walk through a small wooded part..Ollie loves it with all different sniffs for him...but I always keep him on the lead...as he is only small and there some big dogs around...I have always said that I would never trust a dog no matter how well trained they are...and I know you may think I'm silly but if a big dog comes near us or I see one on the same path I always pick Ollie up because you just never know...Ollie is very friendly but he gets very excited so I wouldn't want to risk a big dog getting too close...I have always said that people with big dogs shouldn't have them off the lead as people like me who have little dogs really don't know how well trained they are and the owners should be that responable..especially after all the horror stories you hear...Well on Tuesday we had our own horror story in our road...an elderly lady who lives a few house up from us was walking her sweet little poodle Sam...we see her walk past with him everyday and if we were in the garden we always have a little chat and a cuddle with Sam...on Tuesday she was on her way back through the wooded part of the park when poor Sam was savaged by a large dog...she obviously tried to fight the dog off..and was badly bitten and fell to the ground trying to save Sam. The large dog was with a woman who just walked off leaving the elderly lady on the ground bleeding and poor Sam in a dreadful state...there are houses close by and luckily someone came to her aid...This has made the front page of our local paper this week...the police are making enquires about the owner of the large dog...the elderly lady is ok... very shocked of course and Sam had emergency surgery but despite best efforts he died on Wednesday. I am just so upset about this I cant help thinking about that poor lady on the ground trying to save her dog...and how the owner could just walk away and leave her...there are some despicable people out there..I hope the police find who it was. I wont be walking Ollie through there again.
Sorry to go on so...I'm just so upset.