Do I look like the Dog Whisperer?? The past few weeks I've experienced on several of my runs, random dogs joining along side me and sticking with me for the duration of my run. It's very annoying, to say the least. It's not that I'm a dog-hater, I mean, we have a family dog that I love, but I don't like strange dogs approaching me while I'm out running. You just never know what to expect. Even when they're friendly enough, they are a nuisance; I'm sure people driving by who have to swerve to avoid hitting the dumb dog that runs down the middle of the road think I'm the annoying runner with the dog not on a leash. Anyway, today's six mile run I had a Benji-type dog pacing me. When I arrived back at my house, it came right up to the porch with me, despite my demands that it "Go home!" I checked it's tag, went in the house and called city hall with the dog's name and phone number and asked them to call the owner and tell them to come get it from our property. Then I went upstairs and was doing my Pilates workout when I heard a weird screeching noise coming from outside, and my husband heading out, yelling at something. I went downstairs and found that the dog had killed one of our chickens on our back porch, and when Chris had opened the door to shew it away, our little dog "escaped" and was chasing down the road after Benji! Well, Chris was able to get our dog, Zipper, to finally come back (he had to carry him), but now we're down another chicken, thanks to the dang stray dog! Attention dog owners: Keep your pets tied up or contained!
Enough on my rant against dogs and negligent dog owners...I warmed up this morning with 10 minutes of Yoga, then did my 6 mile run in just over an hour. I also did 30 minutes of Pilates.