Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph, who is the Director of the Big Island Marathon and has always been a strong advocate of folks running for a healthier lifestyle got attacked by a Pit Bull yesterday on one of his daily runs!
…I’ve had an ongoing problem with such a person over the past few years who believes that, and I quote, “my dog has as much right as you to be on the street and if you don’t like it find someplace else to run.”
I’m partially at fault because I did not notify the Humane Society the 10 to 12 times that the dog came running after me, barking and growling.
Everything came to a breaking point on Thursday, April 14, when Tasha, the name of the pit bull mix, decided to escalate our relationship by taking a bite – leaving three prominent puncture wounds just above my right ankle…
You can read more about his misfortune here: Runner attacked by dog in Hawaii Paradise Park
I’ve always told folks that when you walk or run around most parts of these islands… Its always good to carry what I call a “WHACK-STICK” or in another words… a stick that can knock a dog out if need be!
I hope Mr. Joseph is feeling better soon as I know how it feels to be limping around for a few days!
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