The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday
Two years ago, on my birthday to be exact, we took Dax and Mateen over to the dog park before going to see a movie later on that night.
Devon was 8 months pregnant with Braxton at that point. We were already at the dog park for about a half hour when I noticed a pit bull acting very strange.
And after talking to the owner, I knew why. The owner was aloof and didn’t even know the background of this dog that he had rescued one month earlier.
I do hate that pit’s get a bad rap, they are beautiful dogs and usually the ones that you see on the news are part of a cultural problem, not the actual breed.
Anywho, we watched as the pit spearheaded another mut right in the side for no good reason.
That’s when I said to Devon that we should start making our way to the truck. We had already been there long enough and I didn’t like having this wild card near my pups.
Now, keep in mind, stupidly, I had flip flops on because it was a very hot, late summer day. Mateena made one more bee line to go mark her territory as we were walking towards the gate.
I turned around and saw the pit running at her. There was also a rot that had just arrived, making his way over to the very same area.
Mateena knows herself as silly as that sounds. I’d argue that she knows herself better than most people. She knows that she is a loner and that she doesn’t like being in a crowded area.
And like any dog, she reacts if put in a situation that she doesn’t like. The pit went up behind her and started sniffing her BE-hind. Mateena turned and did this little chomp she does to let other dogs know to back off.
As I saw this unfolding, I was already running as fast as I could over to the spot because I knew what was about to happen. The pit reacted to her chomp and clamped down on her skull. Thank God I got there in time to kick the pit in the head a few times, dislodging his grip on her.
Stupidly, once again (man this was a dumb day by me all around), I stayed between the pit and Mateena and the rot that was now starting to get worked up. I didn’t think about what it could have done to me. I reacted and put my family first.
Luckily, I was very aware of my surroundings that day.
I knew the environment and I could ‘feel’ the energy that was in the air.
You can do the same thing, not with a pit bull of course but in your home, at your job, etc.
Environments are triggers. The brain is always scanning your environments. You are either going to be at the mercy of your environments or you are going to master your environments.
People often are stressed out of their minds because of their very mismanagement of their environments.
Well, lucky for you, Dana told me it’d be okay to run a special for her Fascial Stretch Therapy service for the holiday season. For the month of Decemeber, Dana is offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal.
I am already booking a bunch for myself and Devon.
If you are overly stressed, tight in your lower back and regular old massage isn’t doing the trick, then shoot me an email and I will set you up with Dana. For inquiring minds, if you aren’t sure what FST is, Dana shows you in a quick video here: https://youtu.be/mSUTCEkl3lM
Be your weirdest self – Kyle Newell