Thursday, April 3, 2014

Calling 911, spring time and cabin property.

I had the pleasure of calling 911 last night after being attacked by 2 different groups of dogs while out hiking. I didn't appreciate the scratches on my legs, hands and even arms... nor the blood oozing down my shin. I was told that if I shoot a dog that is attacking me, or my dog, I'll get in trouble for discharging a firearm within city limits. I asked if he was telling me that if I am attacked by a dog, I don't have the right to defend and protect myself or my property.... he repeated that I would get in trouble for discharging a firearm within city limits.

It's just another reminder that there is NO 'protect and serve', it's now 'show up when we can and do paperwork'. It's been almost 17 hours and still no phone call.
I tried out a new trail the other day and almost got knocked off the trail edge (only a 100 foot tumble to the bottom) by someone with 2 dogs off leash who decided it was ok to jam faces into my crotch as I tried to jog by.

We refuse to sit home and watch TV. Everywhere I go this crap happens, with or without our dog, I just want to be left alone to enjoy nature, hike with the dog or run some trails. 

Spring time in the Rockies, 70 degrees, spring in Rock's step at 5:00 pm!

Good morning, next day at 6 am!

Close to work, just wet heavy snow.
We are knee deep in property searches over the last few days. We have decided to move the timetable up a bit and are hoping to have a place by the fall. A few prospects are saved, and we might look at one this Sunday that has a nice 2br/2ba small house with 17 acres. Another favorite prospect is a 1br/1ba cabin with 2.5 acres but boxed in by national forest and has a year round large stream on the property. The price for the cabin is a lot higher than we would like, but you never know what a final price could be.

We are very excited and are looking forward to having a place to get away and a sort of retreat.


  1. Our search is in relative high gear as well.

    Sucks with the dogs attacking like that. I wish I had something worth sharing as a legitimate alternative suggestion. Nothing will get done until you get mauled, and even then nothing much will happen.

    1. I agree, it sucks and nothing will happen nor get done. But hopefully we will have a lot of acreage for walking, soon.

  2. I know a couple of joggers/hikers here who carry stun sticks (and one with a cattle prod!) for dogs, wolves and moose on the trails.

    Your P.D. sucks. But you knew that already.

    1. Stun stick, that's certainly an idea. I wonder how they work on a moose (wouldn't it be charging you?).