OT: DH just rescued me and our dog from two pit bulls
We just got back from the park and I am still shaking. DH, DH's dad, and I took SS2 and SS5 and our collie, Domino, to the park. I was following the boys over to the playground. They were quite a bit ahead of me (thank God) because they were racing DH.
Two pit bulls ran all the way across the park (about 500 yards) and attacked Domino. I started yelling at the dogs, but they didn't stop, so I pulled Domino around behind me. They probably circled me three or four times before I kicked one of them and, embarassingly, yelled "MOTHER F*CKER!!!" in front of like ten kids at the playground.
I kicked it hard enough to knock it down, but it just got up snarling and went after Domino again.
Then DH appears out of nowhere, dives into the mess, and punches the snarling dog (he says he missed, but it didn't seem like it). Then he tried to grab one of them by the neck, and they both took off running.
This is going to sound ridiculous, but he was like a knight in shining-freaking-armor. I am totally in awe of him right now. I thought our dog was about to get killed, but the second I saw him I knew everything was going to be okay. I feel like the luckiest wife on earth right now.
So there I am, standing in the middle of the park with a full grown collie in my arms (apparently I'd picked her up at some point) and a dozen little kids staring at me. I literally carried Domino over to the nearest table, checked her out for injuries, and then held her for like ten minutes. I think I was more shaken up than she was.
The owners came over and apologized and said that "both dogs broke free of their leashes at the same time," which is complete and utter bullshit. We'd seen them running around off their leashes earlier in the day and assumed they were mellow dogs. We told them the Domino was fine and went on our way. I'm half convinced we should have called the police. There were kids and other dogs at the park and who knows what could have happened if it had been a child walking their dog, or one of the boys walking Domino.
BEFORE I GET FLAMED ON BEHALF OF PIT BULLS: I had a pit bull before Domino and LOVED HER. However, she was extremely dog aggressive and I knew it and I therefore did not put her in positions where she would not be able to control herself. The breed was bred specifically to be dog aggressive for a long time, so any owner who does not take responsibility for that SHOULD NOT HAVE A PIT BULL, or any other kind of dog for that matter. As a matter of fact, another couple with a nice pit bull at the playground saw what happened and immediately put him (Hershey) back into their van until the other people left the park entirely.
Anyway, my DH is amazing. I have never been so impressed by a human being in any situation in my life. I just wish I had been smart enough to call for him right away instead of alerting him with a bunch of swear words.