This morning, Roxy and I were completely unprepared for an encounter with this lady.
One minute she was walking next to her owner, and the next, she had tugged at her retractable leash and swooped in for the kill.
Roxy was terrified.
However, our little miss was smart and immediately went into self-preservation mode.
In the blink of an eye, she bowed down, wagged her tail, and waited.
As I witnessed the larger dog peer down at Roxy, I could hear Aretha Franklin singing, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.”
In the meantime, this fellow looked down at the scene; expectantly waiting for the outcome.
The gleam in his eye told me he was curious to see how events would unfold.
As I watched the two dogs, Roxy’s attitude served to remind me that while you can be as fearless and as feisty as you want to be, there are times when the odds are stacked against you.
In other words, in order to survive, we have to pick and choose our battles.
As for the cat, he served to remind me that no matter what we decide, there will always be an eyewitness to account for what went down.
Today I’m linking up with Heidi’s Black and White Wednesday.