Not everyone no time to live you will Internet Payday Loans Internet Payday Loans be kept in your application.

Pages

Lyn's Blog

Related sites

Lyn McConchie's Facebook Profile

10 February 2012

And no, not mine, but that of a small white dog whose family moved into our village a few weeks back. For my forays to the village I use an electric mobility scooter. That runs on batteries and it emits a very highpitched whine as it runs. Something few people can hear but dogs hear very well. As a result I’m used to a dog, when he hears it for the first time, either rushing towards me, or running for his life.
In this case there was a small white dog fast asleep on his lawn, I came along the pavement, his ears shot to attention, he sat up, focused – and flung himself towards me barking like a maniac, bounced off his fence, and came back to warn me at the top of his voice just what he’d do if I was a threat to his family. His owner rushed over to reassure me and I smiled, explained that I wasn’t bothered, his dog was just worried about the very strange sound my scooter makes and that he’d probably never heard it before.
I switched off, started talking to the dog, and he relaxed, looking over the scooter. You could almost see his mind summing it up. Not a threat, just a people-conveyance; like cars, push-hbikes, and so on. It wouldn’t chase him over his property, wouldn’t attack his people, and he could relax. After a few minutes his nose was through the wire-netting as he asked for attention, I scratched under his chin and he accepted happily before wandering off.
Yesterday I went down to the village, the dog was napping on his lawn while his owner chatted to someone. I smiled at his owner as I passed and we both nodded, The dog never stirred, my scooter was categorized and all is well – which is how it should be.
(I make an effort to see that a dog understands my scooter isn’t a danger to him or his, it’s just transport, and always so far, once s/he understands that, the dog isn’t bothered. I do it to preserve canine nerves, but also to preserve the nerves of those other people who use such scooters, may be afraid of dogs, and may panic if a dog rushes at them. having met a scooter of this type once they seem to be immunized against worry over others – and that too is how it should be.)

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment