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So I decided to use this holiday to go pay my longtime friend a visit.
That visit was long overdue. Don't mind me with procrastination. I usually do not do new year resolutions but I really saw the need to deal with procrastination this year so I made a list and added that as number 1.
She was already trying to plan her second visit when I hadn't even given her any myself. She went from angry to sad, Gosh I knew I just had to plan and go visit her. Anyway, I was even trying to remember why I never really planned on visiting her, and I recalled it was because the last time she came, she mentioned that they had a lot of stray dogs on the streets of Romania. I was like "what? And you do not literally drop dead everyday?" I can't remember everything that transpired in my head that day, but I do remember that I quietly thanked God that I wasn't the one that had to deal with that everyday :)
I guess that's the reason why my mind was never tuned to going to see her.
I hate dogs. I've been bitten on 2 occasions by my own dogs. Like I do not mess around with those creatures. Ok the doctors said they were mere scratches but I didn't even take out the time to look if it was the claws or the mouth doing the damage LOL! I'm sure I just used to lose my senses once the dog starts to initiate the attack. It's not even funny. How can you even harm me when you know that I feed you? Ok not everytime though, but yea a couple of times, I did :)
Don't they remember that 'you can't bite the finger that fed you' adage?
Anyway, I must admit that it's always totally my fault. The first time I remember well, I engaged in a little peeing competition with the dog, and when it was done and wanted to run off, I started peeing on it in an attempt to make it stop running. I was very little then. I can't remember how old I was but I just remember that I was pretty young because my mum was carrying me and trying to rush me to the hospital. I still remember it though, you can't forget outstanding memories like those.
And the second time, with another dog, I was trying to make it carry me on it's back LOL
The things children think of eh! That was the day my mum sat me down and told me that dogs were wild animals and we shouldn't play with them. I guess it was the easiest way for her to help herself from always having to rush me to a hospital. Trust me, once the dog touches me fiercely, I'd feel and act like 'I'm at the verge of dying' until we got to hear the verdict from a doctor Lol!
From that day onwards, I've had this phobia for dogs. Especially the big ones, simply because the ones I had the encounters with were huge or maybe because they are less cute :)
Mine used to be restricted and we only let them out of their house when we're not around or at night.
I even heard this makes the dog more fierce.
Like when I'm going to a friends place and I know they have dogs, I'll just call them while I'm still at the gate. "I'm outside, please can you safely secure all your dogs?"
"Please I can't take chances. Alright can you lock it up? No? Ok that's it, see you some other time".
The dog started chasing me but before it could turn around and get to my sister, the owners were back. They started yelling and it stopped! Thank God!
I'm talking about dogs that when they bark, you hear the echoes a thousand times. Lol It's just for security purposes.
See when I think about stray dogs, I'm only thinking along the lines of, starving, depressed, Rabies carrier (due to lack of proper care and vaccinations)..
I had an amazing time in Romania. I didn't even realize how much I had missed her. See what my fear of dogs managed to suppress effectively! And I met new friends too.
So that brings me to the next thing on my list, dealing with all my fears.
I usually don't travel a lot because I don't like the process of travelling and having to leave my comfort zone, but I'll be doing a lot of that this year.
------------------------So did anybody else make any resolutions this year?---------------------
Since I talked about it, here you have it:
And to those that have entered already, thanks for the prompt response :)