This is Molly. She is an absolute darling. Never gets in a stress. Liked by everyone and usually very well behaved. Molly is the hero of my book Puddles and as soon as I can get someone to publish you can all read how clever she is.
Everyone loves MollySo every morning she goes for a walk and I being a good owner go with her … on my bike. Well she needs more exercise than me. Yesterday as we made our way to the Bridge a Black Labrador showed some interest … in Molly. In fact he was so interested that when Molly went behind me he ran across in front of me I hit him with my bike. He yelped and limped a lot, but still he followed Molly around sniffing her and even trying to mount her.
The lady owner said she was sorry, “ I should have had him on a lead.” She said this a couple of times.
I asked if the dog was OK.
She said, “Yes.
Then she said, “Hold on your dog isn’t on a lead.”
Now this vexed me because this is a dangerous practice, (dog + lead + bicycle = dangerous) if I had had Molly on a lead when the rapist dog went for Molly, she would have ran behind me and between them they would have had me off my bike and I could have been quite seriously injured. Fancy thinking I should have a dog on a lead whilst riding a bicycle, how preposterous!
If you knew Molly the thought of putting her on a lead would be as alien to you as it is to me. And anyway Molly was behaving herself, unlike the rapist dog who had decided it was time for a legover and he didn’t care whose puppy he was going to roger.
I simply said, “She behaves herself,” then left.
This incident was all down to bad pet ownership. If your dog is going to go about trying to shag every thing with legs you should have it on a lead or if he is a persistent offender get him fitted with an electric collar. Don't go insinuating it’s my fault! Pah!