I went on an Estimate once and was attacked by a dog in the street outside the house. It bit the back of my leg up pretty good and I had to duct tape a roll of paper towels to my calf to keep the blood from dripping all over my new truck as I left.
Where was I going?? They would put the dog away now, could I come in the house and take a look??
I called the Landlord who had sent me there and he seemed more upset that I didn't look at the job. The Landlord, who I'd done work for several times was apathetic about it, what could he do about it .... I did not paid for going out there, or reimbursed for the trip to the medical clinic or even the pair of pants that got torn.
I think now that I could have done something, but still not sure what. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
#148966 - 06/05/0305:39 AMRe: Fla. meter reader attacked by four pit-bulls. Tear ear off.
Bill, I've never been attacked by a dog, but, over here, we recently had a case where the posties in Southern Auckland(up North) refused to deliver mail to any of the streets that had "dangerous" dog breeds in that street.(breeds like Pit-Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, etc). Before this, apparently 1 postie a week was being attacked by these dogs. It's the owners, not the dogs to blame!!.
#148967 - 06/07/0301:50 AMRe: Fla. meter reader attacked by four pit-bulls. Tear ear off.
Trumpy, No I haven't heard if the dogs were all found yet.
Electech: I dunno if even a gun would be of any help. Keep in mind the dog probably worked on the element of surprise. The snarling and then pouncing on you would probably not give you any time to react and pull out the pepper spray or the gun.
I like the Ruger "Vaquero" revolver at the bottom of the page...
To me those black semi-automatic pistols always looked like they were made out of plastic (like the toy guns you can buy in the supermarket). Nothing like a big Dirty Harry cannon....
#148970 - 06/14/0304:42 AMRe: Fla. meter reader attacked by four pit-bulls. Tear ear off.
Years ago, I was working in a house with a helper. My wife was pregnant and due any moment. The owners of the house bred Doberman Pinchers. After we started, the owners left, we were working in the kitchen with one entrance. After a while, I looked back and two Dobies were sitting like statues in the doorway. ( I am only scared of dogs when they bare teeth) At the same time my wife calls and tells me her water broke and is ready to have the baby (I am about 15 miles from home). I attempt to leave, but the dogs BARE THEIR TEETH- JEEZ!!! and will not let me pass. So I have to jump out the window, the only problem is my helper is afraid of heights and cannot jump. I left him there - had to go- he was able to leave when the homeowners got home- 6 pm that night!!
#148972 - 06/15/0312:19 AMRe: Fla. meter reader attacked by four pit-bulls. Tear ear off.
Pierre, Welcome to ECN, mate!. Hope the birth went OK. First Child?. Back to the topic, I hate the breeds of dogs that have a menacing look to them, aka Pit Bulls, Staffy's, Alsations(sp?). Give me a Collie any day!.