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Thread #166581   Message #4006864
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
01-Sep-19 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Greyhound at full speed
Subject: RE: BS: Greyhound at full speed
Beware of running dog/standing human collisions. I have a 65 pound (30 kilo) mixed breed who is prone to running around in tornado-like circles of ecstatic doggie bliss. When doing so, she tends to pay more attention to the joy of being a dog than where she's going.

A few years back, while under such a spell, she rammed head-first into my left leg. The impact broke my left ankle and the fall broke my left wrist. Both breaks had to be surgically repaired. Six weeks wearing a brace for the wrist. Six weeks in a hard cast and six more in an orthopedic boot for the ankle.

Nowadays, when my dog has crazy running fits, I don't assume she's going to veer off at the last second, but begin firmly commanding her to "STOP!" before she gets near me. Or, if there's a tree in close proximity, I get behind it.