In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Phobia, Shmobia." Fears evolve over time. What is one fear you’ve conquered?
There is no way to conquer your fears but by being on Gods side of the fence
My fear of dogs has evolved over time. I wasn’t aware that I was afraid of them until recently but the more I hear some dog having to be put down for biting someone the more I fear them.
I’ve yet to conquer my fear of dogs. When I see a dog approach I cringe and kind of back away. They say to prevent a dog from attacking you, you should stay as still as a board. There is no hope of outrunning them so ya. I want to pat them and say hello but it would probably come across as me hitting them (lol) so I try to act calm and smile because you know the dog owner is on the other end of the leash struggling to keep their dog away from me. Honestly? I’m afraid the dog will react and bite or attack me or something, like hounds on the loose. Hollywood has done a great job at demonizing them for i.e: In The Omen, but it has been known that demons will disguise themselves in the form of a black dog made to represent Hades’ Hounds of Hell. Before my parents divorced, my mom saw a black dog with beady red eyes. I don’t trust much when it comes to dogs. I assume dogs can smell fear, I don’t know if they can, but I try not to be afraid because they always have to sniff you out.
At times I can hear dogs barking and growling inside a fenced in yard when I walk past them. I’m just glad they’re behind a fence. I hear if you leave your dog alone for large amounts of time they will turn hostile and wild. That’s what happened to my cousin’s dog, Bo. He was a beautiful Great Dane with black spots like the ones you see in 101 Dalmations. They kept him inside the house too long by himself and I guess it became angry and turned bad so they had to put him down.
Having a dog is a great responsibility and dog owners must really have to be careful to take care of their pets. Sure it sounds cool to get a Pitbull for protection but think about what would happen if you needed protection from the dog? Pitbulls have been known to kill people. Like children so is the dog. If they both lack discipline or are being unruly they probably crave attention. I hate to see a dog with behavior issues and some people should never own one.