I know I am going to probably be in a lot of bad books from a lot of people after posting this, but this is my blog and I am entitled to my own opinion. After last week’s post about things I dislike, I wanted to post one more thing, but I thought it deserved its very own blog post.
I am not really a fan of dogs. Sure, puppies are cute, but then they grow up. I used to be scared of dogs as a kid and I think that has lead to some of my feelings now. I’m not as scared anymore, however big dogs will still make me take a side step away from them. I think it has something to do with dogs always wanting to come right up to you and smell you. I don’t really like it when there is a wet nose right up my bum crack thank you very much. I mean it’s not as if I walk around kicking dogs or anything cruel like that, but I will not willingly go up to a dog to pet it. Honestly if a dog is barking at me, why would I want to go up to it?
Dog breath smells so bad and because of the panting, I find that the smell is around them all the time. Plus, they are oh so slobbery. Big dogs are the worst. Especially the ones that decide it’s okay to jump up on you. Yes, the owners should take some responsibility for that. One of my friend’s has a dog like that. This dog is HUGE, but when it jumps up, the owners respond as if it’s cute that their dog thinks it’s a little dog. I DO NOT think it is cute. Yes, I suppose all dogs can be trained and it’s a matter of whether they are trained correctly. I believe it has a lot to do with the owners. I know not all dogs are the same and they each have their own personalities. Some may be the cuddliest dogs in the world, but it just does not interest me.
My Aunt and I went running along a park pathway a few months ago. There was a dog park nearby and it was a busy Friday morning. We were running and minding our own business. Some of the owners had their dogs off their leashes (it might have been an off leash area, I don’t know) and that made me quite nervous. Most of the dogs were quite well behaved, but there were some who would double back towards us after we passed them. Off leash is okay, as long as the owners can keep the dogs to themselves. There is nothing scarier than a dog I don’t know coming toward me. I believe this for good reason. While running my half marathon in 2011, a dog came bolting at us. Running as fast as it could as if it’s life depended on it. I was so scared to see this huge dog bounding towards me. I didn’t know what it was going to do. It might have been coming in for a bite or something. My Uncle yelled to the owners to control their animal but they didn’t care and retorted that it was an off leash area. When the dog reached us, it barked and went in as if it was going to nip our ankles. We had to stop running, obviously, and my Uncle yelled at it to GET AWAY. My heart was already elevated from running so this incident almost made it stop completely!! Holy scary Batman!
Besides being somewhat frightened of them, I also find that dogs require so much attention, whereas a cat is easier to take care of. In the very least cats go to the bathroom in a litter-box and don’t need to be let outside every couple hours. I am definitely a cat person and I don’t think that will ever change.
With all this said and done, I don’t HATE dogs, I just don’t really like them. They’re not my favourite and I’ve come to decide that’s okay! To each their own.
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