On Tuesday I was walking along with my dog when I was hit at mid-thigh height from the back by a golden retriever running at full pelt playing with another, smaller dog. I never saw or heard it coming and was completely unprepared - I was lifted up in the air and crashed back to the ground on my bum, back and head in turn. I am still in quite a lot of pain, and there are a few things I can't do (quite a lot, when you consider this is the start of my easter holiday when I may have been considering spring cleaning, taking the kids to a theme park, getting back into the gym) - I have to stand up and sit down very slowly, turning over in bed is very painful, so I have had broken nights. Luckily, I'm reasonably fit and have been able to keep moving, I'm OK walking, just bending over to pick things up, and also holding my dog's lead is sore if he pulls. Just before it happened, I had been chatting to the owner of the small dog mentioned above, who told me that 2 weeks ago she had been knocked over by this retriever. Yesterday I was walking in the same place at the same time and saw the owners of the retriever again. They told me that seconds after I had picked myself up off the ground and hobbled home, the dog knocked its owner over, and she laughingly told me she had a sore bum. When I am at work my 74-year-old (very fit and active) mum walks my dog. If that had been her, there would have been serious consequences, I'm sure. I mentioned that to the owners, and they said "Oh, she was just following [the little dog]", before wandering off on their dog walk. All the stuff I have heard about dangerous dogs concerns aggression, not cretinous bashing into people, but as I say, from my mum's point of view, this is more hazardous! The owners just seemed so blase about it, they asked me how I was feeling, but seem to have an "accidents will happen" view on it. Which I shared, initially, but hearing that this is the third time (that I know about) in 2 weeks that this dog has pole-axed an adult, I am wondering if I should say something legal-ish to them the next time I see them.