Most traumatic walk EVER! (I would appreciate it if I could vent to corgi nation for therapy purposes)
We live in a suburban neighborhood with big fenced yards. Almost everyone has dogs, and we never have a problem on our daily walks beyond barking from behind some fences.
Today, however, my girls and I were AMBUSHED by a mastiff and a bulldog who had escaped from their yard. It all happened SO FAST. The mastiff had Luna down on the ground, with his huge head on her belly making horrible snarly noises and Luna was crying like she was DYING, and the bulldog was chasing Hermione around my legs barking and I was screaming and (god help me) KICKING the mastiff to get off Luna until I fell down (tangled in leashes.).
Thank goodness this scene brought my excellent neighbors out to rescue us all.
In the end, the mastiff was NOT attacking Luna, just sniffing aggressively, and the only injuries were to 'Mione's mouth (from the leash?) and my hand from falling.
The other dogs' owner is so sorry he is abject.
But here's my thing- what could or should I have done differently? If that mastiff had wanted to hurt Luna, she'd be dead. I couldn't budge him. Should I have let the leashes go so that my girls could run away?
Anyway, thanks from all of us damsels in distress for listening.