Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dog post #1 Pepper spray problem


Well as I mentioned in another blog Pasadena daily photo
That pepper spray almost got me killed once, here is the story. It was when I had only been a postie for a couple of years. I was delivering to a house that had a German Shepard female that just had pups. I didn't see the mother and proceeded up the steps to the front door and porch. It was at the time I just put the mail through the mail slot that I then noticed the mother coming up the stairs towards me. And she was not happy. I guess she thought I was trying to get at the pups inside.
I thought then that I would have to use the pepper spray that I was issue. I had never tried it before. I aimed and waited for the right timing and a perfect shot right in the eyes. But that did not stop the mother , even though she could not see she kept coming and kept snapping at where she thought I was. With the stairs blocked the only exit was to dive off the porch. Which I did and got up as fast as I could and ran till I was out of site. It wasn't long after that and a few more bites that I came to the conclusion that this was not my problem with dogs but the owners. If they created a problem with a dog out. It was there problem no mail till it was fixed. Mailmen and dogs don't usually mix but there are a few that are worth it and enjoyable. Till next time keep your dog in at delivery time.

6 comments:

Petrea said...

I'm impressed that you took a dive off the porch.

I think in southern California the postal workers are trained to avoid dogs entirely, and to believe all dogs are bad - or just to take that as a rule of thumb at least. I know we don't get our mail if the dog is out, so he stays in until the mail comes. Speaking of rules of thumb!

postie said...

yes when in doubt I dont go in but at the time no dog was in sight. It wasnt till after that the dog showed up.

Life Observer said...

Your story begs the question: what would you have done if the dog wasn't at least blinded so you could make your escape?

postie said...

Life Observer.... I guess the answwer would be to fight my way down the stairs and I know that would be painful.

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It seems you had a very good experience with you.Thanks for sharing with us!

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