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Author Topic: Dragons, Napoleon and a Big Angry Dog  (Read 5248 times)
Steve TTTD
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« on: June 19, 2007, 06:11:13 pm »

On the way back from this year's race we had a couple of hours to kill in Boulogne so we went to visit a WW1 war grave cemetary up on the cliffs overlooking the town to pay our respects.
Leaving the cemetary two of the team decided to go and have a look at the statue of Napoleon...


I took my daughter off to the shops on the other side of the road..

20 minutes later, back at the car two breathless TTTD's came running over with the following story...

The garden around the statue was closed, but there was a low wall around it, over which they climbed.
They spent some time looking at the bullet scars in the base of the column and then Jon heard a dog bark.
Jokingy he said "Mark, let me know if you see a bl**dy big guard dog"..
At which point this came charging across the garden, with a bad attitude and heading straight for them.


They scrabbled up the base of the monument and stood looking down on a now, rather angry dog that was circling the monument with the clear intention of having two Dragons for lunch, Jon was also nursing a wounded foot where the dog had caught it as he climbed.

After five minutes the dog got distracted by something and looked away...

Cue the two guys leaping off the column and sprinting for the wall, followed again by the dog..

They leapt over the wall and landed in a 7 foot high patch of stinging nettles outside the garden.

Fortunately the dog was too big to jump...

Looking up the breed of dog on the web we found this information...

The history of the Bordeaux dog is full of fighting. The breed has been used for hunting, guarding of his human family, house and property, and in the ring, pitted against all kinds of animals; bears, wolves, tigers and lions

So, it can add being pitted against Dragons to it's list, only we now know that Dragons can run faster than a Douge De Bordeaux.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 01:40:15 pm »

 Grin Great story Steve. BTW good to meet up with you on Saturday Night
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 04:21:02 pm »

And you Bob,
That now makes about 5 faces I can put to names.... Grin
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