It’s MONDAY!! Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims ^^ I discovered this TIL yesterday (so technically it’s YIL now) but was trying to get some work done to justify going to IKEA so I didn’t write this post finish 😀
Cotton, apart from the lack of socialisation and occasional excessive barking, can be said to be the perfect dog. She’s a total lapdog, submissive and super manja. She doesn’t have thunder phobia which is one thing I’m truly thankful for since it rains quite often in Singapore, and I guess it would be really saddening to see your dog undergo such mental anguish for something totally unthreatening. A little back story before I delve into how I realised Cotton had a phobia: Cotton likes to dig through our soiled clothes and recently I have been observing whenever she digs through the pile and a hanger comes out, she will dodge and shun away before inching forward again to the fulfil her disgusting fetish and satisfaction in smelling our clothes.
So yesterday while I was cleaning the room before leaving the house for IKEA, I found a hanger laying around. I mean it’s just a hanger, an inanimate object, so while bringing it to the laundry basket, I was swinging it around when I saw Cotton acting weirdly. Then the thought that she was scared of hangers suddenly came into mind (a volunteer once told me that a lot of the rescued dogs have phobias of canes, poles, etc) and I did the motion of hitting her with a hanger and she literally flinched and yelped a little. Sigh, poor girl.
But I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised, right? If you’re heartless enough to abandon a living creature in her time of need, you’re probably more than capable of using negative punishment on a small defenceless dog 1/10 your weight.
On a side note, I think Cottie’s tear stains are coming back T^T time to add ACV into her water again 😛