I have been pushing for a family dog for over a year now, and the stumbling block is our daughter Harper. She is extremely afraid of animals of all shapes and sizes, mainly because she is not exposed to them on a regular basis. Now your saying to yourself, but you have a cat. We do have a cat and that cat is afraid of kids, so she never sees the cat.
Well, this weekend we were at a friends house and they just added a puppy to the family. This is significant because their daughter Alice was also afraid of dogs. I stress the word "was" since Alice and her new puppy are the best of friends now. It took about a week of exposure to get over the fear and it has been smooth sailing since.
I think we are getting a dog, I just don't know when.
Categories and Tags
365 Project Allegheny County Allegheny County Belt System Allegheny River Animals Aquarium Arizona Aspinwall Beach Bee Bicycle Black and White Bridge Cactus Canada Canon 5D Mk II Chalk Church Columbia Engagement Session Family Flower Fox Chapel Yacht Club Fujifilm Giraffe Girl Gorilla Harmar HDR Huckleberry Island Hulton Bridge Ilse of Palms Insect Kayak Kiawah Island Landscape Macro Photography Market Square MS150 Night North Park Oakmont Ontario Parenting Park Parry Sound Pavé Photography Photographer Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Arts PNC Park Portrait Running Sheldon Calvary Camp Signs Silhouette Snow South Carolina Sports St. Scholastica Parish Star Trails Stars Street Photography Sunrise Sunset Tips Travel VSCOfilm Weather X100s Yellow Belt Zoo