Out and about on a rainy day.
It's raining, so Elsa and I head out to a strip mall where we walk sometimes so that she can say "hi" to lots of people. She adores when people stop to talk to her. When I am out anywhere with or without Elsa for that matter I am always very aware of my surroundings. Those times when I do have Elsa with me I am on the look out for stray dogs, people who can't or won't control their dogs and general dangers. I don't like surprises.
It amazes me how many people go through their day to day, basically oblivious. On our way home from our little walk today a really oblivious situation unfolded before us. Driving down the street I saw two dogs on-leash with their owners. A white German Shepherd and maybe a Rottie mix. They were going off at a dog on the other side of the street. The other dog was one that I see often; a very tall black doodle. As I drove almost between them the doodle wandered out in front of my car on an extension leash; causing me to jam on the brakes. The man startled when he saw me and waved pulling his dog in. Really?
So, two things. First he was just letting his dog wander over to the dogs on the other side of the street? And two, he let his dog wander into the street? OBLIVIOUS. Don't even get me started on extension leashes. I am to the point that I think they should be banned unless you are out in a field alone with your dog and don't want to let them loose.