It wasn't really a drama, but the dog bounded up twice more (the owner clearly couldn't control it). I'm glad that I always keep the camera strap around my neck! We all have to share the beach and even in the early morning there are plenty of people around. We need to be mindful of each other.
It's also worth remembering that 'shit happens'. I think that phrase first became popular in the 1960s. A quick google search didn't come up with the name of the person who came up with it. I hope he or she sold a few T-shirts/bumper stickers, because it is profound (if you can get past the profanity, which doesn't bother me at all). It never gets old because it is so true. Expect the unexpected. The incident didn't spoil my morning at the beach.