Sorry you were bitten. The only time I have been bitten was during an O meet by a dog *on* a leash. Earlier this week I encountered a little yippy teacup/pocketbook dog whose walker, a little kid, had dropped the leash. It was pissed at me running for some reason. I stepped on the middle of the leash and vigorously admonished the kids, "You have to control your dog."
After the O-bite a few years back, I thought I would kick the dog and then punch the owner if I were ever bitten again. Not sure I would though. They deserve it, but I don't think a judge or jury would agree with me. :(
Make sure the dog has had all its shots.
I did ask about that. The owner seemed shocked that I would even ask. I *really* wanted to punch her.
Make sure your shots are up-to-date, even if the dog owner said the dog has had all its shots...
Wow. Just...wow. Heal fast!
I shudder thinking of your recent injuries. You know you shouldn't have enticed that dog with an oozing injury (joke). Heal fast is right. You have been doing such good prep for WOC.
If the owner is trying to slack off, it can very easily be foisted off on the Dog Officer of the town where the incident occurred (or the dog lives, I forget which). She or he will make darn sure the dog is up to date on shots or else is quarantined for some period (10 days?); that's their job.
Don't go easy on the owner.
When I saw ^&*% dogs, the exposed steak that is your post-fall leg immediately popped to mind, before reading the log post. The dog could claim entrapment.
Kick the poor beast harder next time.
My expletive would be ^&*% dog OWNERS.
Harsh. I suggest "IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners."