It finally happened, the dreaded dog bite.

I cannot believe Monday is here already. I guess y’all have probably already heard the news from Friday, this news:

Jeptoo failed b test I was not in the least bit surprised. Disappointed yes, surprised, no.

Things were pretty active here over the weekend. On Friday night MacGyver and I hit up one of the local Mexican Restaurants, Los Mayas. It was good, not spectacular, but good.

Los Mayas
Apparently MacGyver and I ate a bit too much because afterward we went to Wal-Mart and we were both farting so bad we had to go down separate aisles, just so there was enough air to breathe. But you don’t want to hold your farts in because….

holding farts in
Yeah, looks painful don’t it?

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and really excited for my long run. I had 12 miles on my schedule and I was so stoked. I just wanted to get it done. I left the house around 7:15 as MacGyver headed out to work. The first few miles I took it easy and ran at around a 10:15 pace but by mile 3 I was ready to pick up the pace a bit. Of course that’s when it happened….

The thing that all runners dread at one point or another. The dog bite.

bitten by a dog
I was running past a lady who was walking a big collie and a little long-haired Chihuahua. I was a little irritated because I had to run off the sidewalk by several feet because she wouldn’t move. I ran past her and turned down another street and about a half a block later I feel something sort of scratch my ankle and I heard a shrieking sound.

I gotta be honest, when I first saw the little booger I was pissed because I was more concerned with him tripping me. All I could think of was that I was about to fall and break a bone or something. I wasn’t concerned about him biting me at all.

dog bite

See what happens when you’re not concerned….

Well, he didn’t do much damage besides ripping my sock and scratching the skin, but here’s the thing, the owner actually yelled at ME. No, seriously, she yelled out that if I didn’t HAVE to run by the dog and irritate him, he wouldn’t have gotten off the leash to go after me!

I thought about this for a brief second and I couldn’t help but think about that Mark Twain quote:

People are stupid
So I just yelled back ‘you’re an idiot lady’ and I kept going. Turns out I didn’t really have to say anything anyway because it’s my neighborhood and the neighbors know me. Two of them saw what happened and they had several words for her. (I love my neighbors.)

In case you’re wondering, it was the little Chihuahua that bit me, as if you ever doubted that, am I right?

Don't be fooled by that pretty face, they call him Cujo for a reason!

Don’t be fooled by that pretty face, they call him Cujo for a reason!

I finished the 12 miles and I managed to finish in under 2 hours and check out this cool garmin pic. (By the way, I hate it when people post garmin pics but you can see part of my face in the watch and it looks sort of cool…and I almost never take cool pics so I’m posting this one.)

Garmin pic
Anyway, once I got home, the kid and I ran some errands and then I got to work making my special Christmas treats, peanut butter bon bons!

peanut butter bon bons
These things are heaven. I got the recipe from my Grandmother years ago and I’ve been making them for friends and family ever since. It’s the one thing people actually request from me during the holidays. If you love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, these are similar but like 8 billion times better, for real. I may have the recipe and some step by step instructions on the blog tomorrow…maybe 😉

Sunday MacGyver went hunting and I decided that since I already had 39 miles for the week, I would sleep in. It was lovely. I finally got up around 8:30 and took the dogs for a walk. Then we came back home and proceeded to lay on the couch for several hours until the Kid stopped by and insisted I go for a walk with him.

It started out like this:

the Park

Kapok Park
And then it got dark…and then darker…..

And the kid insisted we get 3 miles in and since it was an out and back walk in the park he refused to turn around until the 1 and half mile mark. Hence the reason there are no more pictures….

Because shortly after that last picture, the thunder, the lightning, and the torrential downpour began. Despite that, it was still a lot of fun, you know, because we survived.

One last thing. MacGyver sent me a link to this video. This is a grocery store and what they do is completely awesome. I want to shop there next Christmas! 13 hidden cameras, 9 Cashiers and lots of innocent customers…..Enjoy!

What did you do this weekend?
Ever been bitten by a dog while running?

15 thoughts on “It finally happened, the dreaded dog bite.

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  2. Ugh! That’s so annoying! Kudos to you for not clobbering her haha I’m so freaked out about dogs chasing me AND getting bit while out on a run. I’m glad that little football didn’t do much damage to your ankle. I’m planning on carrying pepper spray pretty soon since I’ll be out running longer distances soon … for occasions such as this. haha

    You have the craziest encounters & adventures!

  3. eek on the dog bite. Good thing it wasn’t deep. Hopefully he had all his shots! My family also makes similar peanut butter treats. We call them buckeyes. PB, powdered sugar, butter, and chocolate goodness!

  4. Chihuauas are aggressive little things! No doubt someone will come to their defense after reading your post, but I’m glad you’re okay and it was only a nuisance instead of a big problem!

  5. What a lovely Walmart pic to wake up to. Thanks for that.

    Sorry to hear about the rumble with the pup. I was bit once as a kid. It was my friend’s dog and he got my inner thigh when I walked in the door. Worst part was her mom, who was a tad not right (I used to see her in the kitchen having arguments with herself), picked me up and set me on the sink. It was a good bite that was bleeding and then she does something awful…slathered Noxema on it. Holy hell, did it hurt. Didn’t tell my parents untill that night when it was dark purple and hurt really bad. Between tears and me saying “promise you won’t do anything bad. he didn’t mean it” I told them. Off to the ER I went.

    Those little ankle biters can be vicious. The neighbors dachshund got out one day and I went into mama-mode so he wouldn’t get hit. Should have seen him attached to my jeans as I walked him over to his house. Seriously, I was dragging him snarling away.

    Nothing new here. Boyfriend was driving my car and was hit in a parking lot. You should see my poor baby (the CAR). Spent the weekend calling insurance co. and repair shops. UGH! Was supposed to hit the trails, but we are down to one car now. grumble!

    • Sorry to hear about the car, that sucks! People are horrible drivers this time of year.

      Noxema! WTH? That sounds painful AND crazy. Hope you didn’t get an infection. And I totally understand the dachshund, Hank is a little shit when he doesn’t know someone, he bit the crap out of me once while I was pulling him away from an off leash dog. It’s a good thing he’s cute and that he’s mine…

      Sorry about the Wal-Mart pic, I should have prefaced it with a Warning! It was a bit disturbing LOL

  6. Oh my gosh, sorry to hear that! Ouch! That ha always been one of my fears, especially with the out in the country roads I run on. I am glad you are okay, it could have been much worse, but not what you want. As for peanut butter bon bons….they sound AMAZING!

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