Has A Bad Dog Day
Moxie was a very bad dog last night. Herman and I were sitting
on the beach, me in my wheelchair and Herman in a plastic
resin chair. Moxie was attached to Herman’s chair
with her leash through one of the legs of the chair. I was
facing the sun of course and Herman and Moxie were facing
the road. The next thing I knew there was a huge scuffle
and one of Herman’s chair legs broke off leaving Herman
on the deck. Evidently a small dog was walking by with her
owner. This got Moxie very upset and according to Herman,
she lunged at the small dog. Also according to Herman the
small dog simply cowered. Moxie was being a big bully.
owner was really great and didn’t get upset at all.
I can’t say the same for Herman. He was so mad at
Moxie he immediately brought her inside. And according to
Herman he fully scolded her. By the time I got inside Moxie
was curled up in a corner. She knew she had been bad. Herman
was still so irritated that he didn’t even want to
feed her dinner. After my insistence he finally relented
and fed her.
hadn’t seen him that mad in a while. After a while
he finally agreed to walk her. While on his walk he came
upon the man whose dog Moxie went after. According to Herman
the man was perfectly nice and even petted Moxie asking
her if she was all better. When Herman got home with Moxie
he was still irritated with her, but had calmed down some.
just never can tell what will set a dog off. Herman’s
daughter, Hermania just got a Shepard mix. She and her husband
had the dog down at the beach one day. We weren’t
sure how Moxie would react. The Shepard is a female and
we thought that wouldn’t be a good mix for Moxie,
her being female too. The Shepard was tied up at the beach
when we brought Moxie out to introduce her.
enough there was a lot of tail wagging going on. And no
growling whatsoever. I’m not sure they will be friends,
but they seem to have a mutual respect for each other. Moxie
is great with people, but not so great with other dogs.
we take her on a walk we are always wary when we come upon
another dog. You just never know which way she’ll
react. She’s great with cats, but I’m not so
sure about other dogs. Maybe she had a bad experience in
her puppyhood with another dog. She’s not talking
so I don’t know.
you wish animals could speak to us? It would make life so
much easier. For the pets too. So that’s my story
about Moxie being bad. All is forgiven with her and Herman.
She just needs to let us know what her phobia is with some
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may
be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"