Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dendrophobia

When I thought my dog couldn't get any stranger I realized something today: he totally has dendrophobia (kinda).  Dendrophobia is the fear of trees-he specifically has a fear of dead trees/branches.  Now, he's not the bravest or smartest dog in the pack...but still.  
We went for our usual walk around the neighborhoods today and lots of people in the area have piled up their branches next to the curb for pickup tomorrow.  We were walking, he was sniffing, and then anytime we came up to a pile of branches he went ape-sh*t.  Shaking, crying, running on the other side of me-pretty much being a world class weenie.  
This isn't the first time it has happened, he was like this after Christmas and there were trees piled up on the curbs.  Then I didn't think anything of it, I thought maybe it was the smell of the trees, or something, but now...he's just totally weird.  

P.S.-no Bible Chick story because she canceled (I'm pissed, let's not talk about it) and we are meeting next week instead (unless she bails again)...Yes.  Bitter, party of one.

6 comments:

Propane Amy said...

LOL. well my dog is terrified of the vacuum. He will lay shivering and not move if he even hears it being pulled from the closet. but it doesn't take much to send this pooch shivering to a corner.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Propane Amy-Mine acts all big and bad when the vacuum is first turned on...then cries and runs away when it moves forward. He likes to act like he is brave, but his true "weenieness" always shows pretty quickly!

A. said...

Interesting. I wish my dog was scared of something. It would sure humble him. Oh, and he loves being vacuumed...he will patiently wait for me to put on the attachment and vacuum his back.

sheA said...

Awwwww- RivErDawG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- Bless his little weenie heart. And Bible chick -- well bless her little weenie heart too...

The Surprise Dyke said...

A-it is funny sometimes, more often it's annoying because he gets in the way and acts like he's going to pee on the rug in fear. I WISH he would let me vacuum him, maybe it would help with the shedding clean up.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Shea-Amen to that, sister!