Leave us alone

davinic

He loooves running! (when we run together, he's on a leash)

Last Friday my partner and I adopted a shelter dog. He loves running and so do I, so I’ve taken him running with me for a few miles several times.

I live in an area where thankfully I am rarely harassed while running. Two of the times I’ve taken my dog running with me, however,  I’ve been honked and hooted at by men in three different vehicles, including a delivery truck yesterday. He and I are still getting adjusted to each other and to running together.  Having men honk and hoot at us is NOT HELPING. It’s startling and distracting for both of us. It’s rude. It’s upsetting.

– Holly

Location: Reston, VA

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2 Responses to Leave us alone

  1. Hello Ladies says:

    The other night I was running with my dogs. A car full of teen boys drove by. One of them leaned out the window and screamed in my face. It rattled me. My only regret is I didn’t think fast enough. I wish I had flung the bag of dog sh%t I was carrying right through the car window.

  2. ugh i’m sorry that happened. your ending gave me a much needed laugh.

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