Since the weather was absolutly gorgeous out today in SE Michigan I thought I would get the dog out of the house and take her to one of the parks in town that has walking trails through the woods. We arrived there and there were no cars meaning we had 100's of acres to ourselves, but I still put a leash on her. We are walking down some trails (basically deer paths deep in the woods) and all of a sudden there is a guy. My girl stops and looks protective at first, but then the butt wiggling began. Even with her happy apperiance this guy almost literally climbed a tree and said thats a pitbull. I replied yes she is, but she is very friendly and we continued walking. His reaction kind of bothered me at first, but, then again I am walking alone in the woods and even though she is friendly she has enough of a presence to deter people from possibly trying something like rob me etc. About a 1/2 hr later on our walk we hit a main path and her comes this lab/husky mix thing running towards us off leash!!! I'm glad my girl only weighs 50 pounds because I snatched her up over my head and figured I'd rather get bit then my girl, so I braced for it. The dog didnt bite me, but I was pissed that it was off leash. The owner apologized and said he didnt see us. I'm thinking to myself oh he didnt see my Jeep in the parking lot meaning he was not there alone. I started thinking if that was one of our dogs off leash they would have animal control there in a heart beat. I guess I have rambled on long enough, but the dog and I enjoyed our day aside from scaring a fellow hiker and having a loose dog charge us. The ladies at the bank and the guy at the leather shop weren't affraid of her.