So today was the first day that our little Tails was allowed outside. Lily and I had been counting down the days until we could go out because little Taiils has been getting more and more hyper and we felt he had a spot of cabin fever.
Anyway, things didnt go according to plan. We carried Tails to the park and as soon as we got there we got caught in heavy rain.. then poor Tails started to shake and whine... then a horrible scotty terrier came bounding over and started barking ferociously at Tails. I gave the situation a few seconds to turn out nicely but Tails was getting really distressed to I stepped in and came between them. Then the terrier's owner strolled over and announced "He'll have to get used to that!" then finally put his dog on a lead.
Then we went back home with poor shaking stressed out tails. Anyway, I went out again just now... when the rain cleared up and things went really well.. we walked to the park (its only 2 minutes away) and Tails was really good on his lead and very cheerful! But when we got to the park, this HUGE boxer/bulldog cross (it looked like a boxer with a bulldogs head... his paws were bigger than Tails's head!) came bounding over at 100mph... I didn't want to take any chances so I scooped up tiny Tails to safety. The boxer/bulldogs owner was just as dismissive as the man with the terrier and called him away (hardly even looking).
Anyway, things picked up after that and we both cheerfully trotted home.. Tails was not freaked out but I was.. now I'm worried how we will cope, there are so many big scary dogs in that park!!
Anybody else have this situation or helpful advice!? If not, it feels good to put my feelings down on "paper" at least!!