Monday, April 12, 2010

My New Best Friend

I have walked for a couple of years with no dog 'protection'. More than one dog has followed me home. None of these canine acquaintances indicated that they wanted to do me bodily harm. A couple months ago a dog was dropped off in our village and he didn't bother me. But when the neighbor 'adopted' him and he had a home, he has tried more than once to have me for supper (well, breakfast). He tries to nip people of our community who walk to church. The owners have been told about the problem, but nothing seems to change. Well, my cousins husband loaned me this gadget to try. He had just gotten it from Amazon. com and hadn't used it yet. I told him I would be his guinea pig. He dropped it by my house and the next morning I took it with me on my walk. I did my usual walk by his house and I remained as calm as possible while he came charging and barking. I aimed it at him and pushed the button and it stopped him in his tracks. I continued on and he came again....only to have his plans of harassing me thwarted again.

You can carry it in your pocket or just in your hand. It emits a sound when you push the button that is apparently unpleasant to dogs. I suppose it will work as long as the animal isn't deaf.

I really like it.


  1. Goodness, I hope you don't run into any deaf dogs! What a nifty gadget!

  2. Haha that's GREAT! Hope the dog will eventually learn to run away and hide from you!