Saturday evening between 7:30 and 8:00 pm, I was walking Reggie, my dog, by the park at the end of the street. We passed the opening to the park and walked a few feet further. We normally stop in the park, but I saw there was a dog off leash running around with two men sitting on the picnic table. So, I walked on as I didn’t want Reggie around an unknown dog. The dog saw us and came charging out of the park. Normally dogs sniff one another a bit and then decide whether to play or go on. This dog did not do that, but immediately attacked Reggie. One man yelled at the dog, but he paid no attention. I attempted to get the dog off, started screaming as Reggie was yelping and crying as he was being bitten.
Spirit bringing forth in me an energy that was intensely protective as I was not going to let Reggie be hurt or killed, even if it meant that I might be harmed. My energy, vibration and frequency accelerated instantly with a strength and force not normal for me. I was hitting that dog everywhere I could.
One of the two men in the park walked, not ran, to where we were. I yelled at him to get the dog off, but he did not. He stood there and said the dog was not his. I got Reggie up in my arms as he continued to cry and howl. When the other man walked out of the park with the leash, yelled something, the dog left us alone and ran down the street. I didn’t have time to register their lack of assistance at the time.
Spirit revealed the consciousness of the two men to me later. When I thought about it, I was astonished that they would not help another human being whether or not they owned the dog. I would have done everything I could to help someone in the same situation. I felt a deep sadness for these two men as I was guessing this is a reflection of their self-care. I sent them Blessings, Healing, Light, Love, Peace and Release, then let it go.
During attempting to get Reggie in my arms and keep the other dog away, I received injuries of a puncture wound in my right foot, scratches on my left leg, scrape marks and scratches on my right forearm. My ankle and leg muscles got twisted when I tried to keep myself from falling when the dog was jumping on me trying to get to Reggie. There is a sloped curb that I almost fell on as I backed up and turned around to keep away from that dog. Spirit protected me all of the way as I consider my injuries to be minor for the size of the dog and the intensity of the encounter.
The first man said the dog belonged to a neighbor’s son and that the son was out of town. He gave me the phone number of the neighbor. I told l him I had a Pacemaker and that this effected my heart; I was badly shaken. He apologized several times, saying he had never seen the dog act like this. I advised these men not to ever let that dog off leash anywhere in public. Spirit giving them words to help soothe me, and giving me words help protect them and the other dog.
My next-door neighbor drove by and saw that I was holding a Kleenex on my arm trying to stop the bleeding from one of the wounds so he stopped to ask what was happening and if I needed help. My heart was tightly squeezed and I needed to get where I was safe to calm it down. I said yes, so he drove me and Reggie home. He checked Reggie over and offered to help with the care of the wounds but I told him I would pour some Peroxide over them, then put on Neosporin. Spirit bringing us comfort and assistance immediately.
I immediately opened Sacred Space and worked on both of us, the other people and dog, and asked Spirit’s assistance for quick healing and resolution for all.
Reggie seemed to be alright except for a scrape on his inner leg and back. He had bite marks that did not break the skin on his back, neck, and hips. I washed him off with a warm wash cloth to get the other dog’s saliva off him and cleaned the scrape with a cotton ball. He appeared exhausted after the attack and slept by me on the sofa the remainder of the evening. When we went out front for the normal potty break around 10:00 pm, he was anxious and kept looking around, crouching, and wouldn’t move until I shined the flashlight all around. He was traumatized by this. Spirit will work with Reggie during his sleep time until he is back to normal, as will I.
A few minutes after we got home the neighbor called to see if I was alright and to tell me he was sorry that happened. He said he had a call in for his son, who was out of town. The son called a short time later and I relayed the above incidents to him. He was upset, apologized, and offered to help if I needed it. He said his dog’s shots were current. Each of us were considerate of the other as this was the third time his dog had created issues for Reggie and me. I advised him I would need to report the incident to Animal Control since there were injuries. He appreciated that I told him how I would be handling it. Spirit calling forth the willingness for harmony with justice in each of us.
I notified Animal Control on Monday morning. The officer came to the house, took a report, and advised that the other dog would be quarantined to their property for ten days and a citation for being off-leash would be issued. The neighbor called me after he was contacted and advised me of the officer’s visit. The Animal Control Officer will contact me at the end of the ten days. Spirit bringing forth clear communication between all parties with good will paramount.
When things like this happen, I ask Spirit what is the purpose of this experience. I was given the understanding that the purpose was firm boundaries, inner strength, compassion, clear communications, harmony and justice. Spirit has used me in similar ways over the years to assist in bringing others a greater level of conscious awareness. There is such fulfillment when it is over and we remain friendly neighbors. Spirit giving us both lessons and gifts.
Reggie is better today and almost back to his normal bounding self. I am better too and ever so grateful for Spirit’s care and guidance through this. Nancy and Reggie♥