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Man's best friend


The animal is a beautiful creature,

But to most NOT property at all.

Part of the family; NOT a fixture

Like a painting on the wall.

We go about our business,

With each scheduled work day.

As our furry family member

Walks ahead of us, leading the way.

As my friend, Ginger, takes

The lead over unfamiliar territory,

Another furry one lurks about,

Head-on collision as I begin my story.

Around the church we step,

The eyes of The Beast stare down;

Turn to see this canine of muscle,

Take charge on his battleground.

Nowhere to hide, no place to go,

The strength and power within;

Crashing us backwards was a blow,

But not before a whirlwind spin.

Thrashing and biting my Australian Shepherd,

The horrible beast was on a mission.

No way was he gonna stop this fight,

And where was his owner without permission?

My cry for help was silenced,

As there was no person in sight.

The clenched jaws thrashing about,

Praying that God will take this fight.

As time seemed to stand still,

The fear inside of me grew.

Uncertain if death was gonna win,

Right then the church had a breakthrough.

Two beautiful faces ran to our aid.

Not knowing the outcome of this ordeal,

The Beast was sustained in his tracks!

As police rolled up behind their prayer wheel.

So the story ends with a bloody scene,

Hearts beating out of our chest.

The future is uncertain for The Beast,

But for Ginger and I, we are Blessed!

Please keep your animals secure behind a wall of a fence or your home. This could have been a lot worse had it been an elder or a child taking “their best friend” for a walk that day. We are both very thankful to be safe and onward to a healthy recovery from this horrific nightmare!

Thank you to all involved!

Written by: Angie (Tonasket) Nomee

Date of Incident: March 14, 2016

Breed of Culprit: Pitbull

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