Okay, Aspen and I just got back from our run and we were about a block away from our house, so we decided to walk the rest of the way. About 3-4 blocks ahead was this loose dog. I thought it was far and that it wouldn't see us, so we kept walking. Geez I can't write, I'm still shaking and sweating!! This dog sees Aspen and starts running toward us, and we start running faster towards the house, but we didn't make it. As it got closer, I could see that it was a 70-80 lb. intact male rottie! Oh sh*t! I had no choice but to let Aspen off leash. This dog lunges at him and next thing they are at each others throats. In the end, no dog was hurt. But, I really didn't think my boy had it in him. I always thought he was a chicken. He didn't hurt the dog, he just pinned him to the ground. Neighbors came out, and one guy turns on his pressure washer and scares the dog away! I called animal control, and within the hour, the rottie was caught. I don't think I've ever been so scared in my life!!