Guilty until proven innocent?Or My life as an innocent victim!
It’s me Top, with a major complaint. I’m sure you know I’m not thecomplaining type but I’ve been the victim of a tremendous injustice andwant people to be aware of what happened.
A wet Toppy playing with a ball at the dog park
It started last Wednesday morning when my mom had to go to the clinic for a blood test. Since I was just sitting around the house I followed her outsideand with my best ‘please don’t leave me alone look’ persuaded her to let mein the car and go along.We arrived at the clinic some ten minutes later and since such places havestupid rules like “No dogs allowed inside” mom had to decide betweenleaving me in the car or tying my leash to a tree outside the clinic. Sincethere was a nice tree five or six feet from any path mom figured it would be best to leave me outside in the fresh air. She tied me up and went inside.Fifteen minutes later I was patiently waiting by the tree, minding my own business, when a strange man approached. He looked around and seeing Iwas all alone carefully approached making sure I was as friendly as I look.Seeing that I was just the sweet innocent puppy I appear to be he reacheddown and undid my leash from my collar. He then attached some kind of metal thing to the collar and started dragging me away.Well, there are limits to my sweet disposition so I let him know mydispleasure at this rough treatment by barking loudly. Despite my loud protests nobody came to help me so I took matters into my own paw andnipped him on the leg while pulling strenuously away from his grasp. Withmy ferocious effort he let go and I immediately ran to the door of the clinic barking and frantically trying to get inside to mom’s protection.A security guard at the clinic saw this and went to the waiting room to alertmom. She immediately came outside and was distressed to see me there. Thefirst thing she noticed was the metal hook hanging from my collar. Seeingmy leash was gone she walked over to the tree and discovered it stillattached and unbroken, a sure sign someone had let me go.About this time the strange man came over to where mom and the securityguard were standing and started rambling about how I had jumped out and bit him when he was just walking down the path. Mom was a bit suspiciousand started asking him questions. Rather than answer he just walked awayafter muttering something about “calling the police.”
Toppy gets out of prison (house arrest) today as soon as the animal control officer comes to visit. I'm taking him to the Milpitas dog park so he can see his friends. This evening we are going out to eat at a place that allows dogs in order to celebrate.