I thought I might have to shoot?!?
Ok guys, I dont post that often, I usually just sit back and take in all the information that I can reading your posts. I finally had a situation last Saturday that could have been a potential self defense situation.
I have been house shopping for a couple of months. I came across a house that I really really liked. I took the family to look at it. The owners had a dog....a really cool dog...so I thought. This dog was very friendly and seemed like your normal friendly dog. It was friendly to our kids too. Well we left that day. A few days later me and the ol lady went to look at the house again without the kids so we could really check it out. The dog was there, jumping around and friendly. One of the homeowners put him in the back yard so we could look around. Well while they were talking I strolled on into the backyard not thinking anything crazy would happen.....the dog came up behind me hostile, barking and started biting me on my A$$!!!!! I was like "Whoa doggie, whoa doggie!!" It wouldnt let up!! As I tried to get away it kept coming! So I turned and the dog basically had me trapped in the corner of the yard growling...so I was like "OMG I might have to shoot this darn dog....but I really like this house!" My XD was in a tuckable holster at 11:00. I paused stayed still and calm and kept looking in the house but no one seemed to hear the ruckus. Its like the dog kept me at bay in the corner. Finally they came and grabbed the dog and apologized to me. I told them it was ok and that the dog was just doing its job. I was a strange man alone in the back yard and the dog acted on it. Maybe that was dumb on my part. I went ahead and put a deposit on the house!
I definitely didnt fear for my life, but I definitely didnt want to get mauled! It was a pretty big mix-breed dog. It was really scary when I realized he was biting me and not letting up! I guess I blame myself for going into the backyard alone with him and assuming it would be ok. What do you guys think?