The surprise attack.

We didn’t go anywhere this weekend but I feel like I ran 3 marathons!  I got shit done y’all, for  real.

On Friday afternoon MacGyver and I went shopping. Typically he doesn’t go with me because well, he’s a dude, but I had coupons for epoxy resin for my sharks tooth designs and he loves a good epoxy.  Of course no trip to the craft store is complete without a trip to a clothing store and MacGyver must have been high from the epoxy fumes because look what he bought for me.

I never want to take it off!

I never want to take it off!

On Friday night I decided the lanai needed some redecorating.  Since MacGyver was able to repair my treadmill and I plan on using it a bit more I needed some ambiance.  I think I nailed it.


The left side of the lanai.


The right side of the lanai.

My treadmill is positioned smack dab in the middle.  It’s like running at a rave!  (Do they still have those?)

Saturday morning when I woke up the weather was beautiful so I decided to attempt a long run.  I ran 8 miles near the house and I was feeling so good I decided o run more.  Right about that time I felt a push from behind and then realized I was falling.  I didn’t know what had happened at first and then I felt the weight on my back and then the breath on my neck and I saw a lady running towards me.

I’m familiar with the dog, I had seen it many times in the fenced backyard, a Chow and German Shepherd mix.  I had no idea if it was nice or not but it always barked and snarled when I ran past. Now that he was standing on my back I was pretty sure he was not nice and I was extremely grateful when the owner pulled him off.

He didn’t bite me but he scared the bejesus out of me, so 8 miles was the end of my run on Saturday.  Several hours later MacGyver and I were in Lowe’s and I got an insane migraine.  I don’t know whether it was the run or the dog that caused it but I came home and took a nap.

We have some friends in town from Vermont and they came over on Saturday night for a short visit and afterwards MacGyver and I went to bed.

The kid wasn’t due to come home until very late Sunday night or early Monday morning so on Sunday morning I got up and ran 4 miles in the opposite direction of the angry dog and then MacGyver took me to breakfast.  We decided to just relax on Sunday and have an easy day which wasn’t too hard considering we had these new guys to play with.

the ducks

The white ducks

donnie and jenny

Awe, Donnie loves Jenny!

Today I have to get some work finished as soon as possible because I’ve got a special guest coming tonite……

So, enjoy your Monday!

When’s the last time a dog jumped on you and knocked you down?

Have you ever been bitten by a dog?

6 thoughts on “The surprise attack.

  1. Holy crap, I would have died right at that moment from fear I think!! I have been bit in the leg by a German Shepard and large dogs scare me so much. 🙁 I’m glad you weren’t harmed!!
    My (injured) friend sent me a picture of that tshirt just last week. It’s so true!

    • It was pretty scary but I’m okay and at least the owner was apologetic and not clueless like some pet owners. I hope your friend loves her shirt as much as I do. I’ve worn it 3 times already.

  2. WTF I hope that lady apologized! Was the dog on a leash?

    I’ve never been knocked down but some dogs run up to me and follow me for a bit. I hate when that happens and the owner won’t then put it on a leash (uh, I’ll be coming back eventually in the other direction, people).

    Nice lanai redecoration! 🙂

    • The lady did apologize and said she let him out without realizing the gate was open. I understand mistakes happen and I was nice about it but it still freaked me out enough that I’ll probably change my whole running route. 🙁

      • Yeah, that’s a big dog to worry about.

        The contractors keep leaving my gates open. My dog has only gone off on and adventure once but I just don’t understand not closing that gate when you’re done (or a window)! Bet they leave kitchen cabinets open at home.

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