November 9, 2013

Terrier and Terror.

I, not Meade, am the videographer here:

10 comments:

rhhardin said...

You do better petting a dog under the chin than on top of the head.

That way you don't come down on them.

Under the chin, you're easy to bite. The dog thinks, she doesn't think I'm going to bite her. It's probably safe.

The reverse on top of the head. Maybe I should be watching out, the dog thinks.

madAsHell said...

It looks like a thyroid disorder.

ddh said...

Glad it wasn't serious.

pm317 said...

Ted Cruz is unimpressive on Jay Leno

Also, Cruz brigade gets blamed for shutdown and people say, why didn't they just let Obamacare fail on its own. I think people forget that the shutdown was a preemptive strike against Obamacare and people responsible for it didn't anticipate that the rollout would be so bad, so incompetent. Hindsight is 20/20.

Ann Althouse said...

"You do better petting a dog under the chin than on top of the head. That way you don't come down on them. Under the chin, you're easy to bite. The dog thinks, she doesn't think I'm going to bite her. It's probably safe."

The dog that got me (twice) came up behind me. I wasn't petting him or even interacting with him. I was crouching to photograph and throw the ball with the Boston terrier. There are 2 Basenjis hanging around in front, and 2 other dogs run up behind.

It's a rat terrier that first comes up on my right and snaps at my eye, then comes around on my left and gets me on the cheek. He comes back toward me a third time as well.

Ann Althouse said...

The lesson learned is: don't get down to dog level when there are various dogs around on the loose.

rhhardin said...

Thurber "The Dog Who Bit People" is good.

A hero dog story gone wrong.

Inga said...

Love bite.

JoyD said...

Well, you certainly reacted calmly! I understand doggy games include doggy nips, but I would have been rattled by the surprising in-my-faceness. Did his owner check on you?

Ann Althouse said...

"Did his owner check on you?"

No. I think the owners may be the people you see proceeding along to the right, who are right in earshot when the woman to my left asks if the dog bit me.

It's an interesting study in human behavior… including from me. I'm in denial about something that happened quickly and was over. My prime thought re the owners who walked on by was: if I need medical attention, I need to know that this dog has had rabies shots.

I immediately excuse the dog: "I think he meant well."

Meade says I'm probably wrong about that, that the dog meant to display dominance. At the same time, Meade says that what the dog did isn't really a bite. He calls it a "dental interaction" or something. Dental something.

The lady on my left jokes that it was an "open-mouthed kiss."