We noticed that Lucky has been cowering and hiding behind our legs recently. This happened once before when the guys came to stain the deck. Their pressure washers freaked him out.
Anyway, a couple days ago he goes all scaredy-dog on us. The pic below is him sheltering under my chair. I was writing all day, and that’s where he stayed. We think he might have gotten stung by a bee and now thinks all buzzies are bad guys.
The dog teaches. Most fear is irrational. Harmless things look scary. The trick is to stop oneself from cowering long enough to see what is truly there. Most of the time, it isn’t anything at all.