See I have lots of pets. 50ish chickens, 4 rabbits, 5 cats and 3 dogs. I only touch one cat. She’s the newest almost a year old. She’s short hair, keeps herself very clean. My other cats are long hair, and one other short hair- but they don’t like me. But the cat here- she’s “Meow”. She’s sweet. But there are days I can’t touch her either.
But I have a special dog. He’s my big yellow dog. He loves me more than anything in this entire world. But I can’t touch him because of my OCD. He’s germy. He smells like dog. I pat him with my socked foot but I can’t bear to touch his fur. On a particularly good day I can pat his ears then immediately wash my hands but I haven’t had a good day in a while 😦
I want to pat my dog. I want to love on him the way he wants me to. But my brain won’t let me. I get the danger signal. And it breaks my heart. Does anyone else suffer from this?