I have been SO looking forward to tonight's citizen's police academy class...we learned about the K9 Unit. These dogs are amazing...Also in tonight's class Sara and I somehow are now Co-Leaders for the class...funny stuff...We also got our official shirts (with our names and a badge embroidered on them, I might add)...

I geared up to be attacked...This is kinda unlike me...I'm generally not very daring...but for some reason I was so pumped about doing this...

I was the first from my class to do the exercise. I had to get the decoy outfit on and that was quite hilarious how I had to "hop" into it...Apparently with all the laughter in the background, others thought this was funny too...I appreciated the officer's help, but if a guy is putting something on my feet, I'd prefer it not be plastic sacks...maybe a glass slipper...hmmm....


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Here I am all geared up and practicing the stance the officers told me:

And here I'm getting specific directions and asking things like, "the dog isn't going to bite my nose of is he? Should I still have these plastic baggies on my feet? Should I take the pork chop out of my pocket? The dog does know the command for stop tearing off her arm, right?"


And I wait...but, be honest with me folks, does this outfit make my butt, legs and arms look big?


Here's what you've been waiting for...THE ATTACK! Yeah...glad the officer was there to hold me up...

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After the dog clinched onto my fleshy tricep (aka my grandma-ish underarm flab) he made his way to my elbow...once he released I pulled my arm in and let him get the arm of the jacket...

Now since the attack is over I have to get out of the decoy suit to let the next person go...this was quite hi-larious also...but at least I had help...one officer holding my hands and the other taking off the pants...this taken out of context could be viewed as inappropriate...but I was ok with it...I did lose a shoe in the process...maybe I am Cinderella after all....hmm...


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Here are three of us volunteers showing our bruises...honestly...there are bruises...but apparently by my grimacing look I'm the only one that thinks it kinda hurts...


Can't wait until next week!

Update: Here is my arm the next day...I told you I had a bruise...make that bruises...


Check out the other posts regarding my Citizen's Police Class to see other exciting happenings:
Who Dunnit???
CHiPs and almost a Dip
Getting Defensive?
Such a Tase
CSI: Mycity
Charlie's Angels Tryouts
FADD-Feather Against Drunk Driving
It's Official
Go Speed Racer...

89 remarks:

That is hilarious and cool all at the same time!!!!!

Your brave!!!

October 2, 2008 at 11:10 PM  

Wow! Feather, I'm totally impressed! That was riveting footage...my hearts beating a little fast. I'm just glad you made it out with all of your limbs and only a bruise! :)

You rock!

October 3, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

All I can say is that ur sure brave, crazy and a little looney! But u did awesome! Whats next stunt women, jumping from a building? Keep me posted on the next class! Till next time.......

October 3, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

That is so scary. You are very brave. I totally would have wet me pants!
:) rebecca

October 4, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

lordy be!

December 31, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

Aaaaaaa! That looks like it hurts!

March 9, 2009 at 1:06 AM  

Oh man! You are soooo cool!

Gutsy! You take 'em down Feather!

March 9, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

You are so brave! I would so not do this. Happy SITS day.

March 9, 2009 at 1:39 AM  

Okay, that is totally cool - you're my hero! Plus you crack me up... glad you were featured today so I could "meet" you!

March 9, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

Congrats on your SITS day!

And holy crap on a crutch...I almost pee'd my pants when the dog went at ya.

And you know...If it were me, I have friends like yours that would be howling in laughter.

Loved it!!

March 9, 2009 at 2:08 AM  

Wow, you're sure a lot braver than I!!!

March 9, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

How awesome is that? Well, not so much about the leaving bruises and being attacked by a police dog, but I mean, unless you're a robber, who gets to have that experience? Consider yourself VERY brave!

March 9, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

you are brave, but it kind of looks like fun!

March 9, 2009 at 4:31 AM  

Great story and kudos to you for all you are doing.

March 9, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

No freakin' way!

March 9, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

Holy cow! You are a tough woman! You go, girl!

March 9, 2009 at 6:49 AM  

That is very impressive!

Happy SITSday!

March 9, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

OUCH!

Great class to take though ... wish they offered something like that around here.

March 9, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Holy crap! More power to ya, SITSta! I give you a lot of credit for this one, wow!

March 9, 2009 at 7:09 AM  

Wow! He got you good. I should go and take this class. My friend took it and she really enjoyed it.

March 9, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

Wow! How crazy is that!

March 9, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

That was so funny!!! lol And that is one cute dog. He was so excited!

March 9, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

Ouch! And you are so much braver than I could ever be.

March 9, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

wow, that must have been one interesting experience! That bruise is a beauty.

Happy SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

you are a braver woman than i am. geez.

March 9, 2009 at 8:07 AM  

Wow, I bet that was a little scary having that dog come at you...and you DO have bruises! But cool experience, great class. Fun post!

March 9, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

Holy crap! No way I would have done that...well, unless they put me in a metal suit. LOL!

You are a brave one! Enjoy your SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

OMGoodness! I'm not sure I could do this. You are brave.

March 9, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

You're braver then I am.

Have a great day and congrats on your SITS feature.

March 9, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

I think I would actually get a kick out of doing that. I would be scared but I would probably be laughing hysterically too.

Congrats on being featured.

March 9, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

I was so terrified of dogs as a kid...I totally couldn't do it!

March 9, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

Wow. You're brave!

March 9, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

you are cracking me up! happy FB day at SITS! and you deserve a big fat kudos for taking on the dogs...seriously! i would be curled up in the corner in a ball thinking about it...and the bruises. sheww.

March 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

Wow, that is awesome! I give you props, there's no way I could have done that! Happy SITS day! Love your blog!

March 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

Okay I admit I totally do not get the reasoning behind this! But that's probably the analytical Virgo comin' out in me who would clearly talk myself right on out of doin' somethin' like this at all. Thou art much braver than I!

Happy SITS Day.

Mary

March 9, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

How brave of you! I don't think I can allow a dog to attack me. The fear of the dog getting thru the armour would make me stop. I am such a wimp:)

Enjoy your SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

Yikes, I would have been terrified and I am not afraid of dogs! Good for you!
Happy SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

that would scare the heck outta me! And, yes, not the most flattering outfit- but effective :-)

March 9, 2009 at 9:04 AM  

Brave gal! Yikes!

March 9, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

Oh my, those are some vicious looking bruises! I think I would have been too scared to do this!

Visiting from SITS

March 9, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

Happy SITS Day! Did the bruises finally leave?!

March 9, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Happy SITS day! Boy that was brave of you!

March 9, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

Very impressive!!

Happy SITS Day! :)

March 9, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

It's all fun and games until someone gets an arm ripped off...

Happy SITS Day!

March 9, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

We took the students to a field trip once on an army base and they showed us the canine team. When the officer explained the dogs were drug sniffers, a few kids sat real far away...

March 9, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

First, you are just lovely.

Second, ARE YOU CRAZY!

Third, wow, serious bruising going on.

March 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

Nope. Doesn't make your butt look big.

It does make your head look like the cherry on a sundae, though...

March 9, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

Stopping by from SITS!
You are brave! No way would I ever do that! Did the dog know it was just an exercise? Or was he really into it?!

March 9, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

Whoa, that looked fun, and scary, and painful! Yikes!

March 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

Wow I could never do that. I have seen it done but I say Cheers to you. Way to go.

March 9, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

I would be absolutely terrified! How very cool for you though - & thanks for sharing the pics/video :D

March 9, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

WOW! You are brave! Cool for you though. What an experience.

March 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

What a fun/scary adventure!

Enjoy your SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

That's crazy but really cool. I kinda want to do it now.


remember, the camera adds 10 pounds

March 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

Ouch! I don't know if I could do that!

March 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

You are one brave (or crazy) woman! That would scare me to death.

March 9, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

You are crazy! I'd be scared to death!

March 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

Not in a million years would I do something like that. You are one brave cookie!! I have to say I think you have a "master list" of things you want to do before you die. You are checking them off one by one. Good job for being adventurous!!

March 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Holey moley, you're brave! I could never do something like that.

March 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

Holy Hannah! What a woman. Yeah, you're brave. Very impressive. I'm too wimpy. What was that teaching anyway? How to get bit by a dog properly? Or just that you can accomplish things you wouldn't have thought possible? I'd love to know.

March 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

I would of been scared to death, even in that fat suit!

March 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

Totally awesome! {except the bruising}

congrats on your saucy feature!

March 9, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

What a cool thing to be involved in. I am both impressed and slightly jealous. I rarely do anything cool.

March 9, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

Oh my goodness!

March 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

I would SO love to try that. Not 'cause getting mauled is fun, mind you, just 'cause it'd be ... um... I just want to try it. Yeah.

Congrats on your SITS feature. Hope you're enjoying all the attention.

March 9, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

You are a brave girl! I would be terrified to do something like this!!

March 9, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Happy SITS day. Nice music. I may just hang out here for a while to listen.

March 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

You are a brave lady! You go girl!

Happy SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

Ouch, those bruises are intense!

March 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

Ohh nasty bruises but I do love the stance!

March 9, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Yowza! I don't think I could do that!

Congrats on being in the SITS spotlight today :)

March 9, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

Holy cow those bruises are huge! I would've been terrified, no joke. Congrats on your SITS feature. I love your name.

March 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

Holy cow those bruises are huge! I would've been terrified, no joke. Congrats on your SITS feature. I love your name.

March 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

Wow, that's brave! I don't know if I'd have had the courage to do that- I'd at least have peed my pants!!! You rock! :)

March 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

Hilarious! Visiting from SITS but I am an Okie too! I live in OKC.

March 9, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

Noooo...girl that outfit doesn't make you look big *;)wink*

Tooo funny! My husband keeps turning the tv up guess I'm laughing to loud over here!!!

Hugs!
Tracey
polkadotsandpicketfences.com

March 9, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

Hi, visiting from SITs - amazing! with those bruises, imagine what its like with all that padduing for a real bad guy!

March 9, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

Ohh my goodness. Even with all of that padding you still had those bruises.

March 9, 2009 at 7:14 PM  

That is so funny and I have to say, I would have asked for headgear!

March 9, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

Hi Happy SITS day - I will definitely be back!

March 9, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccccckkkkkkkkkk you are one brave girl!!!

March 9, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

I wonder if I would've peed my pants!

Happy SITS day!

March 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

You are a brave lady...I'm impressed! Battle wounds to prove it and all, you go girl!

Stampinmom :-)

March 9, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

Wow. That dog was really having fun, wasn't he? His tail was a wagging away!

March 9, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

Eeeeee! You are a brave woman! Those bruises look painful!

March 9, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

I don't think I could be that brave. I remember when they came to school and someone wore the suit. It didn't look fun.

March 9, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

You're braver than I would have been.

March 10, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

Those dogs really are amazing aren't they? That sounds like a really cool class!

March 11, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

oh my goodness!! that is insane!

March 14, 2009 at 6:08 PM  

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