Lead astray by a stray dog

I once tried to befriend a stray dog with soft, eager eyes that would follow my every move and a tail that would rhythmically beat its own drum. I brought baloney and leftover chicken to appease his appetite and a ball to break the ice. I was met by an irresistible playfulness; light, yet overwhelming. I took my eyes off the ball and never saw it coming.

Needless to say, I got bitten.