Today it's really Friday the 13th for me. I came back from work and went with Benny to my friend who owns the Bordeauxdog Zoey who is Benny's biggest buddy. We went together on a walk around the lake and both dogs were off leash. In the distance we saw already 2 people standing around with a great dane and an american bullterrier both off leash as well. We slowly approached and the great dane came over to greet our dogs. The american bullterrier was laying next to the owner (at least I assume that woman was the owner). Then the bullterrier stood up and approached our dogs as well. Suddenly he attacked Zoey without any warning. My friend called her dog and she immediately ran away from the bullterrier and stood behind my friend. Poor Benny was still busy sniffing on the great dane and didn't realize that the bullterrier who had just attacked Zoey went now after him. He started yelping and whining and immediately layed on his back. The bullterrier was standing over him and was still trying to bite him. I ran over there and chased the dog away while that woman wasn't doing ANYTHING. She didn't call her dog, she didn't go there to do something, it seemed she wasn't even interested. After I chased the dog away Benny was still laying on his back and looked really paralysed. He didn't dare to move and just kept staring at me. I went on my knees and slowly turned him around to see if he was alright. He was shivering and didn't want to go a step away from my side. Meanwhile that woman went to her dog and was holding the dog at the collar. I was still to worried about Benny that I didn't think clear so I only asked her if she didn't think it would be a really good idea to put a leash on that dog if he is so aggressive towards other dogs. She didn't say anything just stood there, looking stupid at me and holding her dog at the collar. For some reason the man with the great dane didn't say anything either and my friend pulled me on my arm to walk further. After we were quite a distance away we realized that this woman didn't even say sorry or asked if our dogs were all right.
After I returned home I checked Benny over and over to see if he really didn't have any injuries as he was limping a bit the first 10 minutes after the attack. With all the fur it's not that easy to see but I guess he is all right. Zoey has a little wound which we disinfected at home but it doesn't look that bad that we need to see a vet.
This was Benny's first dogfight and I know he is not a hero and always prefers either to run away or to lay on his back but this dog just ignored all these signs.
This was my Friday the 13th and I am still a bit under the weather but I am happy that nothing more happened.
Doodlehugs to all of you out there