Almost shot a dog today...
Let me preface by saying I love dogs. I have one of my own and have grown up around them. Sometimes though, circumstances dictate that you do what you have to.
Well, I took my dog out in the yard to let her do her business this morning. All was well, albeit a bit chilly out. All of the sudden the dog starts going bonkers at something behind us. I turn around expecting to see a dog running down the road or something...nope. He's in the yard and growling at us:scruntiny:...yes, reread that ...in MY YARD moving closer and GROWLING at me! There were some colorful metaphors uttered...:rant: I got my dog(a pitbull who promptly got between myself and the other dog and did some growling and barking of her own) under control and started moving towards the deck side of the house(side door) and the dog started moving in closer and I hadn't made it to the house yet. I drew down on him yelling and he seemed to stop in place(guess I yell good). He started moving in again and just as I was about to squeeze off a set of rounds I spot out the corner of my eye what appears to be the dogs owner (leash in hand) running down the road towards my house. He got ahold of his dog by the collar and apologized. Needless to say I had some choice words along the lines of keeping your own dog under control and out of other peoples yards lest it get shot. I also let him know that the next time I see that dog in my area off leash and/or in my yard it will be shot and/or animal control will be called (circumstances determining) as it's CLEARLY an aggressive, out of control dog.
Now, given the above statements, some (as there always are here) are probably going to say a gun wasn't needed. Well, in some cases i MAY agree, but I've discovered in the last week and a half why I'm glad I carry. Let me explain...I had my appendix out last week...YAY! So I've discovered I can't exactly fight back on my own effectively at the moment. My pistol is my only option now(at least until I finish healing). Oh btw, surgery sucks when regular rx pain meds don't work on you as well as on others(darn genetics):blink:. I've also discovered I need to come up with some other carry options as carrying IWB after having your appendix out isn't much of an option as any extra pressure anywhere on the waistline isn't pleasant:gah:. I've been pocket carrying in a cheapy UncleMikes in my coat pocket while taking the dog out the last few days and it just doesn't feel like a reliable/viable option.