Lookin at Tod's avatar reminder me of a recent dog “situation”. My daughter and her little pug pup (see my avatar) were visiting over Christmas. As I was setting at the kitchen table doing what I do best (eating) I heard what sounded like thunder. Turned out to be a big mastiff jumping around on my back deck. It had gotten loose from the neighbors, spotted the pug, and was trying to come through my sliding glass door. He was pushing on the glass so hard that it was budging in. All I could think was…He’s breakin glass and coming in to eating our little pug. (pug had gone into hiding…he’s young but smart)
As I opened the sliding door slightly to politely “ask” him to leave…. he got his big head inside and was forcing his way in. It turned into a fight and I think I was loosing. I literally had to grab him, wrap him up and push him out like he was a blocking sled. (Football finally came in handy…wonder when calculus will start paying off)
When I finally got him out on the porch it occurred to me that he could eat me…but it turns out he was ONLY 11 month old and was very VERY playful. The neighbors heard the commotion and sent their daughter (12 years old) over to rescue me. She mounted “Hammer” like he was a horse and rode him home. I was feeling downright manly from my “battle with the beast” until being rescued by a little girl.
I guessing he was about full grown length wise but will probably fill out a little more as he gets older but MAN…. Those dogs are massive and strong as……heck. Great animal with a good disposition.