The lion sneaked up on me. Thank goodness for Sadie the German Shepherd. She was absolutely fearless, and chased the lion off. I dread to think of what might have happened if she wasn't there. She deserves a medal at the very least.
Sadie and I are OK. She is completely unharmed and back to normal. I have a few scratches where the ferocious beast pushed me into the bushes, but I am otherwise all right. Just a little shaken up and in shock. Please send any gifts, such as large bottles of whisky to my home address. You are so kind. Thank you for your concern.