Since I got so sick almost 2 weeks ago, I haven't met my bottom goal. I felt breathless for days, like I couldn't get a good deep breath. But that all cleared up and yesterday I decided to get up and go walking this morning. Great healthy idea right? WRONG!
So I woke up about 5:30 am and laid there, thinking about walking.....I finally got up about 630 am and headed out. It was an absolute gorgeous Florida morning. There was just a tinge of coolness (that means it was only about 80 degrees and the sun wasn't up yet LOL) I have three different ways I go so I decided to go my favorite way this morning.. As I'm walking I'm thinking happy thoughts...glad the house was cleaned this week, glad I was going to have respite care today so I could get a few things done.... AND THEN......
I hear a growling on my right side, I look over towards the sound and these two gigantic Rottweilers like this picture are charging straight for me!
Almost every time I've walked down that street those two dogs charge at the fence. They are gorgeous and well taken care of. Their fence is high and the gate is closed (except for today) And I can not tell you how many times I've been thankful for that fence and gate.... BUT today the gate was wide open!
They charged across the road at me. I was backing up and seriously thinking I was about to die! I'm not kidding. Not alot of animals really scare me-I was raised in the county but these dogs scared me. As I'm backing up not knowing what in the world I was going to do, the garbag pickup truck came rolling up. The driver saw what was going on and he already had his door open to help me! But the sound of the large truck scared the dogs and they went back up their driveway a little. He and I just looked at each other and he said "Run!" So I turned around and headed for home as he watched the dogs and kept his loud truck parked at the end of their driveway until I got down to the corner.
God bless him! I truly feel like he saved my life or at least saved me from a mauling!!! I tracked him down today to thank him and I got in touch with his supervisor to tell him what his driver had done for me!!! His supervisor said he would pass it along to upper management. I truly hope he gets rewarded for helping me. He certainly went above and beyond his job duties today!!!!!
Also I called our local animal control to report this. Although I think the owners usually take good care of their dogs, this mistake today could have been a disaster. When you own such large and threatening dogs, you have to be very careful all the time. These dogs were not coming up to me for me to pet them on the head. They were charging at me to hurt me. And they would have hurt me, no doubt if my guardian angel had not been there! If it had been a child, they could easily kill a child. That's one of the bad things about living in the country is that everyone has dogs, and some dogs are more aggressive than others. These were probably the most aggressive dogs I've ever had come at me. It was terrifying.
So walking may not be good for your health after all! Although I'm sure my heart rate got up there to the fat burning numbers LOL!!!!!