Nice doggie, good doggie. Here, have a leg!
Just been bitten by a dog, twice, about an hour ago. First time in my life. Not much blood, mostly scratches & bruises, thanks to my jogging gear. But still. And to add insult to (mild) injury: last year on Corfu I managed to stare down & successfully disengage from a whole pack of rather aggressive and completely unsupervised dogs, coming at me at full speed, who had broadened the object of their perceived guard duty from the dubious compound they originated from to a perfectly public hiking trail. And now I get creamed on my own turf by a single, mid-sized mongrel whose elderly lady didn’t put him on a leash. So great.