Eric Nordmark (easy), p2

The day after Bradley was bitten a woman who had been in the park at the same time told the “animal control office” that Winston had almost bitten her own son, Alex, just before he bit Bradley. She said she had been talking to Paul. While they were talking, Alex had reached out his hand toward Winston and Winston had suddenly taken Alex’s arm, right up to his elbow, into his mouth. Alex had quickly taken his arm out and had not been hurt.

Paul said this story was not true, but the people in the animal control office said they believed it. But they also said that Paul had not broken the law when he brought Winston to the park because he had not planned to let him hurt anyone.

After the accident, Winston had to stay home for ten days and Paul said he was going too send him to a school for dogs.

-information from: The Los Angeles Times, 04.01.30 (Daniel Yi); The Los Angeles Times, 04.02.10 (H.G. Reza, Joel Rubin); The Los Angeles Times, 04.02.12 (Joel Rubin, Christine Hanley); The Los Angeles Times, 04.02.13 (H.G. Reza, Jennifer Mena); The Los Angeles Times, 04.02.23 (H.G. Reza, Christine Hanley, James Ricci);

parade:
a ‘line’ of people moving together as part of ceremony or celebration

accidentally:
not on purpose; not intentially; not planned

growl:
the low noise an angry dog makes in its throat

badly:
seriously (colloquial)

leash:
short piece of rope, leather etc. used to control a dog (attached to collar on dog’s neck)

properly:
in the normal way

bubble:
‘round’ (spherical) area of air or other gas floating inside liquid (or on surface); or ‘round’ (spherical) film of liquid floating in air

animal control office:
government office concerned with animal problems