Had a difficult run today and met a soggy smiling Springer Spaniel who was very friendly and happy to see me. It was off the lead and I was very pleased to stop and say hello. Later on my run in a narrow woodland track, I saw a husky on a stretchy lead and so I stood still. I find certain breeds frightening. There was nowhere I could go so I hoped the dog and owner would go last but the lady had the lead fully extended and even though I was standing completely still, she let it come up to me and sniff me which made me feel very worried. I had to ask her to take her dog away as I didn't know it. She was very sarcastic with me but surely she could see I was afraid of her dog and could have put it on a short lead and walked past? I am a dog lover,M have dogs myself but some dogs owners say are friendly seem out of control, no indication through their body language they are happy to see me - tail not wagging. Sadly because of their owners, I am feeling that running near dogs isn't something I can do anymore which is sad because I live nothing more than a happy, wet Labrador!
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