the picture to enlarge it.
was the day of a new experience for the OFM. But we will get to that
later. The first thing on the agenda was new foam insoles. For a
change Walmart had a good stock of inserts for all sorts of purposes.
We made our choice and got them home for the trimming to fit.
Surprise, the trimming went really well and the new inserts seemed to
be a good choice.
thing that went very well was the truck appointment at the garage
went really well. After Rex got the engine compartment partially
opened up, it was obvious that the wear on two of the three belts was
insignificant. The wear on the serpentine belt was determinable but
not really bad. So we chose to replace the serpentine belt and move
the worn one to limp home service in case of a failure out in the
middle of nowhere.
you can see there is lots of room to get in there to work, and this
picture is with two large plenums removed to get access. Rex handled
the belt replacement in quick fashion after we discussed a few
judgment calls to be made in the foreseeable few months.
now for the new experience. We headed over to the Memorial Park to
wear out the paths breaking in the new inserts. Things were going
well and we were nearing a lady with two dogs pulling her along. Her
name turned out to be Tracy. Her dogs were showing all sorts of
please pet me signs like tales wagging so hard they were wobbling
around on the path.
black and white dog was especially excited to get a petting it
seemed. Tracy was doing her best to hold them back until I told her
it was OK for friendly dogs to visit me on the trail. So she still
held them back somewhat and let the black and white approach the OFM.
As is usual the OFM did not approach the dogs and waited for them to
get to him. The OFM held his hand down as usual for the dog to get a
big sniff. Then the black and white dog did the usual friendly dog
trick of sticking his nose under the OFM's hand to get petted.
As it was getting petted the tail was still wagging like crazy. Black
and white then went to sniffing the OFM's leg as usually happens.
Tracy and the OFM continued to talk. Suddenly, as the black and white
sniffed the back of the OFMs pants, it went hysterical with growling
and biting attempts. The OFM jumped back and checked his pants that
now had tooth marks in it.
kept on but Tracey pulled him back to get him away from the OFM. The
OFM checked his leg and found where the teeth had removed about 2 inches skin
from the back of his knee and blood was gently running down his leg.
This was the first time in his life a dog had bitten him in anger.
did all the right things of exchanging names etc. The Dog was all up
to date on its shots etc. It was really odd that the dog was acting
so extremely friendly until it smelled the back of the OFM's pants.
Then it was a nasty hound all the way back and into the car. The OFM
gave the skin missing area a good soapy scrubbing. Close examination
showed that no meat was damaged. The skin had been ripped off
cleanly. The triple antibiotic seems to have the redness of the wound
in good retreat.
definitely do not recommend getting bitten by a dog as something
special and different in your chasing trying to have tooooo much fun.