|DIXIE GETS ALONG WITH PEOPLE, NOT DOGS.|
She lit into a rottweiler named Chaos (I assume they don't spell it Kaos, like the evil organization on "Get Smart"). The funny thing was that Chaos followed her around, and his owner would chase him down to get him away from her.
At one point, Dixie was bellowing, and I turned and a big brown dog had her pinned to the ground. He wasn't hurting her, just dominating her. His owner quickly got him off her, and we had peace for a few minutes.
Dixie bellows at nearly every dog that approaches her, so she's not enjoying the company of other dogs. Our late dog Lady enjoyed both dogs and people; Dixie likes to be around people. There was a woman there yesterday who recognized me, and she remembered Lady. She complimented Dixie's looks, and she rubbed Dixie over and over. Dixie ate it up.
The best thing was that there were no other dogs around, and she was quiet.
We won't go to the dog park on the weekend; too many dogs. We might go Monday afternoon when there are fewer people ... and dogs.
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