posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 09:36 PM
There are currently two dogs in the house that I am living in. A huskie belonging to the current girlfriend of my youngest brother, and a small dog
who is being minded by my mother until Friday, for some friends of hers. I am finding this extremely annoying.
For one thing, we have to keep all entrances to the house, front and back, locked and barricaded in order to keep them from getting out. The huskie
did get out earlier, and apparently has a history of such. The huskie also howls and yelps intermittently outside my bedroom window, which is more
than annoying...it's literally painful.
The small dog, however, is the real irritant. It is so psychologically fragile, and I feel like a bully when it appears to be utterly terrified of
me, when I haven't done anything in my own mind at least to justify that response. When I opened the back door to come in, it was at the door, and I
told it to go and lie down in its' basket. It did that, but then it started to shake violently, and looked at me with a terrified expression as
though it was expecting me to murder it. I have no intention of being physically abusive towards it at all.
I have always preferred cats, and the main reason why is because they are both more psychologically/emotionally robust, and more intelligent. You can
tell a cat to do something, or even get verbally upset with it if it does the wrong thing, without it becoming traumatised and looking at you as
though it is expecting you to kill it. Cats are also not codependent; they do not howl or cry if their owners are away from them for a few hours.
Dogs seem to require their owners' presence constantly, and are apparently unable to emotionally tolerate seperation for more than 30 minutes or
I am looking forward to when the small dog leaves. I do not like being around anyone who is visibly afraid of me. I am 6 feet 3 inches in height,
and I think that has a lot to do with it; but truthfully I have tended to find it more traumatic to be around people or animals if I can tell that
they are afraid of me, than they do themselves. I have no intention of physically injuring the dog at all, and I do not like it that it seems to
expect me to do so.