I've been trying to get some walking in. Tonight, Stick was more of a passenger. Good to have and not need sort'a thing. Tonight, Stick showed some true colors. The Neighbors have a watchdog in the form of a 150 pound plus rotweiler. Guess who forgot to close their yard gate. This dog charged me three times. Three. The first time was the real surprise. When the dog was at full run, Stick shot up and made me assume a full lance defence pose. I have no idea where that came from. The pissed off rotti came to a screeching halt about 15 feet away. Growling and barking but dead stop. As I walked away, he kept advancing but would stop as Stick came up. About 30 minutes later I had to approach the area again on my trek. Again, rotti came at me but from a greater distance. I was on a second road at an intersection (think "T") when the dog was charging. Stick came up again and the dog stopped in the intersection. My son saw this and told me when I got home that I reminded him of Kung Fu Panda. This made me feel pretty good untill it made me think he meant "fat guy waving a stick at a dog". I continued my walk and had to pass rotti again. Stick came to action one more time. The dog barked and growled with a bit of a disappointed note because Stick kept him away. Tonight has me wondering about an upgrade with a bone noggin knocker, or forged spear point . Don't know, but Stick defended me admirably. Thanks for looking, Y'all.