I have a little update on my 3-legged friend. I went to the house yesterday to try to talk to the owner about his dogs. I don't mind them chasing me, but sometimes they give chase for up to a 1/4 mile. I'm actually worried that a car may level them and I felt an obligation to let the owner know about it.
The house is a rental owned by Terry Hanks (Scumdance Chevrolet) so I was a little edgy knocking on the door. As I stood on the deck looking in at the living room, I noted overflowing ashtrays, empty beer cans and lots of camouflage clothing. Over my left shoulder the two dogs were behind a chain-link fence barking up a storm. As it turned out the owner was not home so I left a note. By the looks of the property I expect to continue to get chased by the dogs daily. If they get leveled, I won't care, not my problem at this point and I tried.
As I stood there scrawling out the note I was face to face with the 3-legged beast. I got a really good look at his stump. The reason it looked so funny in the waning light was that there is a rather large furry stump still intact. To add to the mess, there was a bunch of loose skin hanging from the stump...like 3-4" of stump skin. It's one of the ugliest dogs I've ever seen too, just a mess to look at.
My back is still in pretty rough shape too, very stiff, but it will be ok.