My neighbour’s dog misbehaves. She doesn’t respect my routine, the fact that I still come home for lunch. She barks and lunges as though I am headed toward her food dish. I am not. I have no business with her.
I glare, despite knowing direct eye contact is perceived by dogs as confrontational. I glare because I am angry. I am here for solitude. I check personal emails and Facebook; her barking is faint now through the walls, but I hear her while I play Lumosity games and eat my bean burger, which is salty but tastes like nothing. She is not able to get me; she is held back by a fence, and her owner is just inside the door yelling at her to quiet down. She does not attack, but she tears me apart...
Causes Jennifer Knox Supports
Families United for Children's Mental Health