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6/11/09 8:57 P

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GLAD, those ankle-biters can be vicious! And pitbulls can be very friendly. It's just people's perceptions...

I'm sure the pair are planning their next escape, so they will be back for your food, LOL!

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6/10/09 11:10 P

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Well, the pups have not been back. They're probably back home, locked in, and planning their next escape. I have plenty of food for them in case they feel like a night out.

On another note, I was chased by a 3 lb teacup yorkie tonight. He was almost as vicious as the mini daschund that came after me about 1.5 weeks ago. At least they are not pit bulls, although my encounters with those have not been bad - I even got a lick on the knee once by a loose pit bull.

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6/10/09 10:53 P

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I expected the worst when I saw your title (teeth marks and possible stitches somewhere), but what a great story. I hope they find a good home!

Wendy
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6/10/09 10:55 A

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cudos to you!





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6/9/09 3:13 P

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What a great story. I am glad you gave the dogs some love, and I would bet you will see them again.

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6/9/09 1:38 P

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You rock! We have sort of been adopted by a cat in our neighborhood. Both my hubby and I are allergic to cats but this guy is so sweet and so loveable that we can't say no to it. We don't feed it or anything, it keeps the rodents and such down at our house, we live in a neighborhood where they are pretty bad, so we just let it. He is the healthiest cat you've ever seen. He has a shiny coat and is just a lover. Yesterday he wouldn't come out from under my car until I called him out. His name (given to him by the university up the street when they did a pick up of all of the strays in the area and had them spayed and neutered) is Max but we call him Maxi! ;)

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6/9/09 1:14 P

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What a nice story...the dogs were lucky to have found you

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6/9/09 11:45 A

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You are a great person.

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6/9/09 8:38 A

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Update: I considered letting the dogs stay in the house last night, but after bringing them in, I wasn't so sure. Besides being wet and covered in sand, I have parakeets and a cat. I don't know if the dogs had ticks, fleas, or worms and really didn't want to expose my cat to that (she's 17 and has her own share of medical problems). Interestingly, my cat sat on the bed and didn't seem intimidated by them. But then I have babysat my friend's 130 lb bullmastiff and my cat has popped her in the nose more than once. I think the cat sensed they weren't bad dogs, just young dogs and she was ready to teach them a lesson. The lab kind of fixated on her, but it was more curiosity than prey driven. I was easily able to get her attention away from the cat so that was a good testament to her disposition.

I really didn't have a place inside to put them where I would feel they would stay out of trouble, as my house is not puppy proofed. These are young dogs so I wasn't sure what or how much they would chew up overnight, or what kind of trouble they would get into.

I have a screened in covered porch so I gave them a blanket, propped open the door, and they seemed happy enough. I heard them barking a few times last night, the last around 4:00 a.m. This morning when I got up they were gone, so I hope they went home. I left the porch open in case they come back and it starts raining. I'll pick up a bag and a few cans of dog food tonight in case they come back for dinner.

I am a huge dog lover too - I have had dogs probably 40 of my 49 years. But right now I am hardly ever home - gone between 10 and 14 hours a day -- and having dogs would be so unfair to them. If the owners don't want them, I'll be happy to take them until they can be rehomed. With the right owner these pups will be super dogs. They both have great dispositions and I think they will be good with cats, kids, and other dogs.

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6/8/09 11:49 P

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i too am a dog lover and would love to hear how this turns out...good for you for feeding them! thanks!

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6/8/09 11:46 P

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How nice of you to give them a home. I think even if you take them back they know where you live.

Glad the clipless is getting better.

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6/8/09 11:21 P

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How cool!

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6/8/09 11:19 P

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While it's a bummer the guys are out and away from home, it IS nice to see that not all dogs are evil to cyclists and runners. Thank you for the post, but you gotta promise to also post an update. I'm a dog lover, I have two chinese pugs that I absolutely adore.

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6/8/09 11:07 P

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So tonight I was out trying to get used to my clipless pedals. I really loosened them as much as I could without breaking the allen wrench, and they are feeling easier to get out of.

While I was about 1/3 mile from home, I noticed 2 loose dogs - one looked like a lab mix and the other a chow mix. They saw me and the lab approached, but she was all tail wagging and ears and head down. I petted her for a few minutes while she quietly sat enjoying the attention. I noticed she was really skinny. After a minute, she went back to her companion.

I started back home and the next thing I know the lab is pacing me, tongue hanging out and having a great time. The chow mix is keeping up as best she can behind us (turns out she has some pad damage). I still had a large can of food left over from my dog that died a couple of years ago, so as expected they followed me home. After I gave them dinner, they laid down and starting dozing off. Looks like they were making themselves at home.

I left them a blanket on my covered porch. I think I know where they live, so tomorrow I will try to get them back to their owners (with a suggestion to feed them more), but if they are not the owners, then it looks like I have some house visitors for awhile until they can be found home.

Anyway, not all dog encounters are aggressive. These two were just looking for someone to take care of them.

-Carolyn

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