Now, recently on the thread about what concerns you on a walk, I wrote this: 'I am always very aware of our surroundings so usually detect trouble and can avoid it before it happens. For instance, a collie in the distance (she can't stand them); etc.' So what happens this morning? A collie, in the distance. We are walking where we always walk, at the time we always walk, the only time I've seen this one before is when I've walked her in the evening on a different path - it's one of these ones that the owner just lets out the front door to run around; so imagine my surprise when he's out there chucking a ball for it. I see him in the distance, I think he's going the other way - I can see which way he's throwing the ball - at this point I can't see the dog, but i'm trying to so I can see what it is. He glanced back and clearly saw me with my large ON-LEAD dog. What does he do? He turns around and chucks that ball as hard as he can right at us. :yikes: So immediately we have a collie, Baillie's least favourite dogs ever, running straight at us. I grabbed her tight. Thankfully the collie followed it's ball into the bushes and stayed there. The guy was strolling casually down the hill... What I am most mad about is that all I could get out when he passed me was 'she doesn't like collies'... When I should have said something like 'I know you did that on purpose, you total d*ck'... How rude can you get? :incazzato: Thankfully though, Baillie barely reacted. She was getting a bit wound up, but she never got bad like she usually will when she sees a collie.