Ollie Gets A Nip

Earlier today, the dog-walk was so miserable and wet, we hadn’t see a soul. Ollie was saturated, I was damp and fed up. Umbrella up, I was trudging alongside the riverbank, head down and avoiding the slight flooding coming over the bank onto the path.

Rounding a corner, I heard a dog barking loudly, and recognised Teddy the Alsatian, who always barks at Ollie because he wants him to play. Teddy’s lady owner also had her other dog, a very elderly black labrador bitch. That dog is not at all friendly, and has to be kept on her lead.

However, Ollie is obsessed with sniffing her, so I decided to put his lead on to stop him going over to her. But before I could do that, he had run behind the owner, and started to sniff the poor dog. She immediately showed her teeth, and Teddy started barking in a protective manner. I shouted at Ollie to come back to me, but the lure of sniffing the Labrador caused him to defy me.

Seconds later, she snapped at Ollie’s face as he attempted yet another ‘intimate’ sniff. The lady owner was very upset, and showed me that Ollie was cut under his eye, about an inch long. It looked a bit like a ‘Boxing injury’, and was bleeding slightly. The owner offered to pay any Vet’s bill, but I reassured her that it was all Ollie’s fault, and I would look at the eye later when I got in out of the torrential rain.

Fortunately, Ollie did not retaliate. He never does.

Home in the dry, we could see the cut under his eye. But it’s not bothering him, and so we left well enough alone. He has to go to the Vet on Tuesday anyway, for something else. I will get it checked then.

Once again, Ollie’s obsession with sniffing other dogs left him with an injury.

He never learns. πŸ™‚

61 thoughts on “Ollie Gets A Nip

  1. He was just doing his thing Pete and had selective hearing. The joys of owning a dog. Here’s hoping he recovers and learns his lesson but being a dog possibly not.

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    1. He is strangely attracted to very old female dogs. If he is not careful, it will be his downfall! πŸ™‚
      If he was human, I would call him a ‘Granny-Grabber’.
      Best wishes, Pete.


  2. Good job he doesn’t retaliate. Poor Ollie! It’s a shame that he doesn’t understand some dogs want to be left alone. No is no! Mind you, he’s not the only one to repeat his mistakes, that’s for sure. I hope he’s OK. I hope the weather improves as well. Take care.

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  3. Oh, Ollie! I wish you were in my preschool class. But then, you wouldn’t learn anything because all the children would adore you, even if you were aloof. I’m glad the cut from the bite was okay. You can’t change the spots on a leopard, or the natural instincts of a dog.

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    1. I think he would stand some cuddling from those youngsters. They could throw soft toys for him to chase. But keep Gloria well-away from him, he might think she is one of his toys. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. They are very rare, Susanne. He had a bit of his tail bitten off after sniffing a terrier. Then a few ‘no injury’ nips for being over-dominant. This was the first one for a few years.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I think he has a fetish for ‘old lady’ dogs, Kim. She is not the only one he gets so excited about.
      I wish the bite would teach him a lesson, but I just know it won’t. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Poor Ollie, he was just being friendly. Paul took Dot and Lia out to the park nearby and they ran around in the bushes, which they love. Dot came back with a nail hanging loose and bleeding. She must have caught it on something. The vets are closed by now so we will have to take her tomorrow. Always something with dogs. I hope Ollie will be OK.

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    1. Ollie is getting rather stubborn as he gets older. He has always been so obedient. I wonder sometimes if he might be going rather deaf. πŸ™‚
      I hope Dot’s nail isn’t too painful. They are so resilient, and don’t like to show pain.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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