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It's interesting that if you say something along the lines of "... I'm not really a dog person" it somehow causes more shock and bewilderment than if you'd said "... I'm not really a people person" which frankly anyone could take personally if they thought about it! I used to think I was a cat person because we always had a cat but actually I think it's more that I'm not a pack animal. I just don't relate to dogs. They have their charm, but I can't imagine wanting one. Mind you, I used to think the same about husbands!
 

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It's interesting that if you say something along the lines of "... I'm not really a dog person" it somehow causes more shock and bewilderment than if you'd said "... I'm not really a people person" which frankly anyone could take personally if they thought about it! I used to think I was a cat person because we always had a cat but actually I think it's more that I'm not a pack animal. I just don't relate to dogs. They have their charm, but I can't imagine wanting one. Mind you, I used to think the same about husbands!

This is a very good point, I've met a few of these specific types of "dog people" that act like something is wrong with you if you are not obsessed with dogs. I like dogs, but I do find the whole thing quite strange. I think it's natural to have a preference for certain animals, but no animal is better than any other animal in general, it just depends on your personal preference and lifestyle.
 

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I really hate rude people! An old lady round the corner was walking her dog yesterday and I stopped to have a word like I always do being a nice kind person and knowing she is on her own. The first thing she said to me was "Oh hello, have you got rid of your guinea pigs and got a dog yet?" I felt like saying to her "No I see that you haven't got rid of your dog and got guinea pigs!" Obviously, I didn't of course. My guinea pigs are very important in my life. It really annoys me how they are still seen as throwaway pets and not the amazing little animals that they are!

I get comments like this too and I never know how to respond. It makes me quite upset these days and I've become a stress crier ( it's very embarrassing lol) so I usually just walk away feeling angry and like I didn't do piggies the justice they deserve. I should come up with some sort of "get to know guinea pigs" flyer that I can hand out whenever someone says anything rude or uninformed about guinea pigs lol!
 

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It's interesting that if you say something along the lines of "... I'm not really a dog person" it somehow causes more shock and bewilderment than if you'd said "... I'm not really a people person" which frankly anyone could take personally if they thought about it! I used to think I was a cat person because we always had a cat but actually I think it's more that I'm not a pack animal. I just don't relate to dogs. They have their charm, but I can't imagine wanting one. Mind you, I used to think the same about husbands!
I am definitely not a dog person... I really dont like dogs at all, but, I know they mean a lot to other people, so I am always happy to smile at one in the park or coo over a colleague's doggy photos! I dont like children either much but I'm always polite and try to take an interest, its just nice to be nice isnt it and be interested in what other people care about...
 

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Anxiety.

I've had anxiety for years, it's been a massive problem for so long that I've kind of just...dealt with it. Like I've had to, because there's been no other option. I make the adjustments I need in advance, as I'm going through whatever - I've had the practice, I know what's needed. Well, until recently. I can't get it to settle. I've skipped 3 appointments in 2 weeks and the last time was on Thursday...I'm known for stress vomiting, and I was having the panic attack already, I didn't want to vomit in a taxi or whatever. Had to check my temp a few times too because I was flushed, clammy, far too warm...temp was fine. Had to be a panic attack.

I can't focus, settle to do something. My hands don't feel like they know what they're doing, so sewing is out. I can't find a game to play at all, I last about ten minutes before I quit because I can't focus. It's like my brain's got itself stuck in what I term "uh oh" mode. Nothing feels safe, or secure, or normal. It's been a long time since it's done this and I don't appreciate it one bit, brain.
 

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I completely understand how you feel @Lorcan Anxiety is horrible and I suffer from it too.

It’s my father in laws birthday so we’re in Nottingham for the weekend to celebrate. We’re going out for a meal tonight and I’m dreading having a seizure :( The anxiety over having one is almost as bad as the actual seizure!
 

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petrol panic buying 😣 I don’t know what it’s like in the rest of the country but down here in West Cornwall the latest pastime is queueing for fuel. We need to fill up with fuel as we are going to Dorset on Monday morning for a four night break but oh the nightmare of it all!
We aren’t blessed with a huge amount of petrol stations so they are always pretty busy, especially in the summer months when the population doubles, but goodness so many people “needing“ fuel
At least one petrol station has now put a limit of £30 spend so let’s hope this stops the greedy gas gobblers getting more than their fair share
 

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It's been the same here @Bill & Ted . I was thinking of you this morning, wondering when you were going. I was looking at the online Dorset paper (like to keep in touch with my old home) and see some garages there have closed as they have run out of fuel. I hope you still manage to have your holiday.
 

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It's been the same here @Bill & Ted . I was thinking of you this morning, wondering when you were going. I was looking at the online Dorset paper (like to keep in touch with my old home) and see some garages there have closed as they have run out of fuel. I hope you still manage to have your holiday.
Thanks so much @piggieminder We are all fuelled up so we will definitely get there, if fuel runs out then we’ll have to extend the holiday! 😂Piggies are boarding at Maria’s animal shelter, it will be so strange without them but needs must. One cage was doable but two is a no, no! I’m looking forward to a break, wanting to find some fossils for the grandkids and visit Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour, well hopefully if we don’t run out of petrol!
 

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I’m having one of my bad but odd anxiety days today @Lorcan. I’ve been having a slight freak out but trying to calm down, only went out for 6 hours but felt like longer! 🙈
Felt fine this morning (well happy with Jaspy’s Gotcha day and knowing I was seeing Princess) but woke up really early and I’ve been held up all day, hay came late and then lots of phone calls and Sainsbury’s was packed as it was lunchtime. It’s set me off a lot and wasn’t feeling myself at sisters, quite :eek: My cousin and sisters friend were coming round so my alarm bells went off and ran home to be with my bubs! Glad to be here but feel a bit bad I didn’t stay longer and see my nephew (who’s been with my cousin for the day). Just needed to leave before I started getting even worse.:mal:
Anxiety is crap. Big hugs @Lorcan and @Claire W xx
 

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Well I didn’t make it out to the meal as I could feel a seizure / funny turn coming on as we arrived at the pub so I had to come home early in a taxi trying not to appear ill to the taxi driver :( Thankfully I’m ok now after an hour in bed but I’m really fed up of them now and my husband was not too happy :(
 
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I think the fuel thing will improve in a day or two
I phoned up my mum to see if it was happening up in Nottingham as well as round here and she said there were queues up the road. But more bizarrely it seemed to have triggered a run on bog rolls again: massive ASDA was completely out! I can only think that people are sh***ing themselves at the thought of no fuel!
 

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I hope you have a lovely break @Bill & Ted . I think the fuel thing will improve in a day or two when everyone has got a full tank, you won't need to extend your holiday. I blame the media for stirring things up as usual. I'm sure your gang will enjoy getting spoilt at Maria's.
Thanks @piggieminder just nipped out for some veggies to take for the piggies tomorrow and there is a queue 1/4 mile long for Morrison petrol station, Tesco is run dry! It is definitely the media to blame as always, they always set off panic buying. It’s human nature I suppose to stock up 🙄
 

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Well I didn’t make it out to the meal as I could feel a seizure / funny turn coming on as we arrived at the pub so I had to come home early in a taxi trying not to appear ill to the taxi driver :( Thankfully I’m ok now after an hour in bed but I’m really fed up of them now and my husband was not too happy :(
Sounds so stressful. Sounds like you did well though to notice the signals and get some rest, soon as pos. Hopefully your husband will get his head around it.
 

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Sounds so stressful. Sounds like you did well though to notice the signals and get some rest, soon as pos. Hopefully your husband will get his head around it.

Thank you. Thankfully I managed to make it home and get in to bed before it properly started but having them in public is one of my major stress factors on top of the normal anxiety of being out :( My husband is just disappointed as he thinks I bring them on on purpose :(
 

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Thank you. Thankfully I managed to make it home and get in to bed before it properly started but having them in public is one of my major stress factors on top of the normal anxiety of being out :( My husband is just disappointed as he thinks I bring them on on purpose :(
So hard to have the worry of them happening in public, and for him not to be your wing man. Hopefully he's just a bit behind you in learning to understand and manage the turns and he'll get there 🤞
 

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Thank you. Thankfully I managed to make it home and get in to bed before it properly started but having them in public is one of my major stress factors on top of the normal anxiety of being out :( My husband is just disappointed as he thinks I bring them on on purpose :(
You don’t and you can’t help it. Totally understand as that’s how I feel sometimes especially alone, going out is worrying sometimes when you have seizures. And wrecks stuff sometimes :mal: But you most definitely don’t do it on purpose. Hope you’re feeling better today:hug:xx
 
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