Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:43 AM
I had a fairly traumatic experience with a vicious little dog when I was about 3 or 4. I'd be fine in the same situation now, but I think It's made me fear all dogs. I remember a few years ago, I was with a friend and we bumped into his dog, who was very aggressive towards me. He thought it was funny and started encouraging the dog. I ended up telling him to control the thing. If he didn't, and the dog went to far, it was getting kicked.
I really despise cruelty towards animals. One of the very few dogs I am okay around is my friends dog Cassie. She was rescued from the side of the motorway(highway), tied to a fence with her legs broken. If every dog was as even tempered as little Cassie, I would be glad. However, I recently decided that if a dog goes to far with me, it will be hit. Not hard enough to injure it, but hard enough to let it know not to mess with me.
Another example was my other friends greyhound. I went over to their house and the thing just went for me. He put it away in the kitchen. Whenever I went near the kitchen door, the dog just ran into the door head first and fell over. Wait a few seconds and it would do it again. I really don't know what it is about dogs, but they just go for me.
Have cut back on my equipment do to circumstance. Just my #1 Gibson Les Paul Standard just now. No amps, no pedals.