It's #ConfessionTime today! :p I may be doing more of these dog-related confessions, so keep an eye out!
I have a really cute dog. This is a fact. I can not go anywhere with Nola without someone saying something along the lines of "awww, she's so cute!", and asking to pet her . While I'm always proud as a peacock when she's complimented, I adamantly refuse to let people pet her.
"Ooooh," You may be thinking. "Nola must have a reactivity issue we aren't familiar with!"
She doesn't. While she's aloof to the point of total apathy with strangers, she rolls with it when it comes to interacting with people.
The issue isn't with her. It's me. I can't stand people touching my dogs. I can tolerate a lot (actually, my issues have more issues than Vogue, and I'm possessive as fuck, but that's beside the point), but having people petting my dogs drives me up the wall. It bothers me to no end! I see someone's grubby hands reach out to stroke my dog's gleaming coat, and my teeth grit so hard it hurts. It's not just strangers, either: family bothers me, too! In fact, I can only think of 6 people that I'm okay with touching my dogs.
Maybe that's why I've chosen aloof and/or reserved dog breeds. :p
|Can't touch this!|
And for those people that don't ask before reaching out to fondle my dog?
So that's one of my many dog confessions! What's one of yours? Please tell me I'm not the only one with this...ah, quirk. ;)
- Dachshund Mommy