This is a really random post that has no spiritual implications but I have a confession…something I’ve feared for 38 years…
Yep – it’s lame I know.
It’s been a problem that has hounded me (no pun intended) since I was a child.
I LOVE people. And when you are afraid of a family’s dog – let’s just say – that family…does not love my fear of dogs.
I’m a huge inconvenience to have over because these poor dog owners ie. my real life friends – have to put their dog in the basement or their bedroom or laundry room or outside. Oh – it’s so sad. I hate that I have this irrational fear.
So you say. Well, what happens if they don’t put their dog away…sometimes I keep my cool. For example, at Christmas time my husband’s brothers dog walked through the house (a 90 lb dog that had gotten out of his cage) and I kept my cool. If it had decided to actually hop up on the couch with me or barked at me – well the composed Courtney would have left the house and a frantic one would have showed herself. I would probably jump on your back for a piggy back ride! (Just saying I think that could happen – I wouldn’t really know from experience or anything. lol!! 😉 )
So the story goes like this. Alexis loves loves loves dogs. She collects stuffed animals that are dogs, reads books about dogs, watches youtubes about dogs, begs for one all.the.time and insists on petting every dog we pass wherever we are (which is usually a deep breathing exercise for me).
So my husband is allergic to dogs. Praise the Lord! We have an excuse not to get one! So it was easy to say – “sorry honey, but daddy’s allergic.”
Until one day my husband said – let’s get her a fish or a rabbit or….do you know where this is headed????
Yep – a puppy. Let me introduce you to “Snowball”.
Alexis turned 9 this past Tuesday and her dreams are coming true – (this could be a nightmare. Lol.). This sweet puppy is only 2 weeks old, so I have 6-8 weeks to prepare for the arrival.
I have never had any pets before – another weird fact about me right? Not even a gold fish friends!
It’s time I face my fears. Now I’m not real brave…because this dog stays quite small. She’s a hypo-allergenic Bishon. But it’s a start. You have to start somewhere right?
So dog lovers- any advice for this first time puppy owner? I have no clue what I’ve just gotten myself into but I’m excited and looking forward to tackling this fear in 2014! Maybe, just maybe if I come to your house – you can let your sweet dog roam free without having to give me a piggy back ride! Lol!
Do you have a dog – what kind? Help me set my expectations for what’s coming into our home – I’d love to hear! And does anyone know where I can get tranquilizers for my visits to Petsmart and the vet? Haha – I’m kidding…well half kidding.
Walk with the King,