Long story short, my 4 year old daughter and I for a walk yesterday with our dog. Usually we'll go for a walk at least once a day so this wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Our next door neighbor has 4 large dogs, 2 of which usually stay in their fenced in yard barking non stop. Well yesterday the momma pit bull decided she didn't like us being on the road so she JUMPED the fence and attacked my dog. At this point my daughter's knees are scraped on the road and I'm pissed. Our dog runs "precious" back into her yard, meanwhile her owner is standing inside the fence just calling for her dog. She saw me and the danger my daughter was put in by her dog.
Fast forward a few minutes; I've gotten the 3 of us back in the house, Band-Aids on knees, panic attack full swing. I called my husband since I don't do well with situations such as this. He tells me I need to call the cops. Now I'm not one to call the cops at the drop of a hat but when my daughter's safety is involved I'll bend my own restrictions. I call the non emergency 911 number, explain the situation, she tells me I need to call animal control. Keep in mind: it took me 30 minutes and 3 phone calls for me to work up the courage to call and report it. By this time, animal control is out of the office. Back to square one. Normal people would have called the law as soon as they were safe. meanwhile I'm over here debating on if I want to make mortal enemies of our new neighbors. #adultingsucks #mentalhealthadvocateplease