What the hell, not again! Glad it didn't break the skin.
I'll take my bee sting any day. It sounds like you did everything right! Stopping, saying hello, moving by slowly. That is infuriating. Makes it hard to trust if the dog is under the owner's control.
I went by a guy walking his very large dog while I was biking. He stopped and had the dog sit well off the road. And I always say thank you to the owner when they do that. So even though the dog lunged when I went by, it couldn't reach me.
I am sorry to hear about this. I am glad that you were not more injured. This is the one problem that I have in the Wiss. I love not dealing with cars but dogs can be a problem.
Sorry to hear it. I find dogs ON leashes often behave worse than when OFF leash.
Ugh! Hope that's is the last time that happens to you!
No way! A rash. Glad it wasn't worse. Darned humans.