Attention Animal lovers… try be understanding on this one.
I am SCARED of dogs…. its out there.
I’m not sure why, maybe in a past life I was bitten. I don’t want therapy to overcome it just yet. But I am scared out of my wits of dogs.
I am all for animals, and think they are cute… unless they are the size of a horse and should be in a paddock not a kennel.
I have a cat, I can handle my cat because it’s independent and placid.
It doesn’t bite or run around with oodles of energy that I could only wish for. It doesn’t crap on the lawn and it doesn’t require walks. It doesn’t bark all night and keep the neighbors up and it doesn’t growl when visitors come over.
My cat requires love and occasional grooming with a brush.
Question……..If I’ve been invited to someones home for a function… and they are aware that I am afraid of dogs… and the party is outside where the dog would normally be…. is it wrong to ask them to put their dog in the laundry or on a leash?
Or is it rude for me to sit inside alone as they party outside with the dog?
Why do people expect me to overcome a fear within seconds because they insist. I don’t carry around snakes and spiders and insist that people hold them because they are friendly!
Why is that expected of me?
I don’t want to pat the freaking dog. Please back the hell away.
Can anyone else relate to this?