Has some of you, while psychotic, doubted (even feared) your four-legged friend? I think it´s interesting because we can trust someone no matter what, even with psychosis (for me, my parents were allways trustworthy)
When I rented a room in this older guys house he had a German Shepard who I could pet and never tried to bite me but I didn’t trust it fully and I was a little scared of this dog. He sometimes seemed on the verge of biting me and growled at me sometimes.
I had a cat for five years when I lived with my dad from 1996-2001 and we got him when as a kitten and he was a lap cat. He was so sweet but I could sense he was always on the verge of biting and scratching me. I’d pull my hand away just in time, I could feel the energy between us. My sister adopted him when I left my dad and she took him to Montana where he had a good life. She was crazy about him but couldn’t sense his moods like me, it’s a gift I have.
I was house sitting and taking care of the owners dog once. I had a delusion at the time that it was once a human and had been transformed into a dog. Or at other times i thought it was some kind of egyptian diety lol. I kept trying to decipher what the dog was supposedly trying to communiate to me. Turns out i forgot to give it water for a while and it was just acting strange because of that. I felt pretty bad when i realised.
Not to do with sza but in reality we had a dog slowly go vicious. We had her under treatment with hormones for some time but it just didn’t stop it. She had to be separated from other animals and wouldn’t take commands from anyone but my brother, her master. But in the end she turned on him and bit him and she had to be put down. The Vet said she was beyond salvage then.
Hmmm sorta? Actually I get uncomfortable around anything, anyone, even animals. I’m probably more ill than I come across but I don’t really trust the outside world too much. This and I have two cats! I love my cats though.
Before I got super familiar with my dog I would be scared. But he’s a big baby. He’s a big boy, larger German shepherd. He’s actually split my lip before, but that was because I had been in the psych ward for a week and he was excited I was home. Jumped and cuddled.me, his big ol’ skull hit my mouth.
Saint Bernards were the biggest babies of all. They’d hide behind us if they thought something was scary. It was pretty amusing. The puppy we have now does that. When a neighborhood dog barks at him, he tries to run away, and when he realizes he can’t, he hides behind us. He’s 70 lbs lol.
The dog I lived with for 2 years (my stepdad’s dog) was so sweet she might as well have been made of sugar. There was one dark night where I surprised her by petting her while she hadn’t noticed me yet, and she turned with a vicious snarl on her face, but then instantly recognized me and became happy again. But for about half a second she was ready to bite me it seemed. It only happened that one time.
I was only afraid of my dog when we first got him. He is my first dog ever and he was 3 years old, when we got him. When he gets excited, he bares his teeth and “sneezes”. Not a real sneeze, it’s more like he’s purposefully forcing air out of his snout while baring his teeth.
He’s a pretty big dog (Great Pyr), so it kinda scared me for a while. But over time, I realized he wasn’t going to hurt me, he was just excited and shows it in a weird way.
I have a corn snake. He is 5.5 feet long, but skinny. He is so sweet! The nicest boy ever. But, for some reason, I have had a few nightmares where he lunges for my face… and then I wake up, terrified. But my snake has never bitten or even acted hostile in any way. You can just reach into his terrarium and scoop him up, slowly of course. Don’t want to spook him, not because he’s dangerous, but because I don’t want to stress him out. He is so gentle.