I don’t always want hoomans to pet me. Am I weird, Candice Asks, Mishu answers.

I don’t always want hoomans to pet me. Am I weird, Candice Asks, Mishu answers.

Candice: You are not weird, Having your own needs and preferences makes you YOU, not weird. You do you, and I am sure your hooman will understand…… My friends at @idogtify make beautiful tags that have messages on them – maybe you’re human would get you one of those? btw do you like hashtag #dogsinchairs ❓ Lv/Mishu

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  1. LOL I’m the same way. I don’t care for hoomans to always touch me either! Hmm maybe because I’m an Aquarius and don’t mind being a loner at times. (shrug) 😉

  2. Not weird at all! People don’t like being touched by strangers, so I don’t understand why people expect all dogs to want to be touched. Mishu is right, you do you Candice!

  3. Everyone deserves to have their personal space, including dogs! Hoomans should respect that. A tag with a Please Don’t Pet Me message on it is good advice. They make dog vests with that message too.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  4. Some dogs love physical contact and some don’t. Son’s dog is one of those who don’t He’s friendly but happiest if you keep your hands off him.

  5. Some love the physical contact and others don’t, it is like everything else in life so it is hard to generalize and no you are not weird

  6. I wouldn’t want random people touching me either! I can totally relate. 🙂

  7. Cats are the same way. They decide if and when someone will pet them, including me.

  8. My Chipper doesn’t like to be petted. He’s very old and arthritic, so it’s easy to hit a sore spot.

  9. Don’t feel bad Candice…some cats feel the same way you do about being petted. Hope you find a hooman with a soft touch to give you a soothing massage.

  10. Not weird at all, Mishu! I think when out, strangers should always ask your human first. Some dogs have anxiety or fears from something that happened in their past, or simply do not like to be touched by people. Heck, I don’t like it either! I like some personal space, so why shouldn’t our dogs? Good hashtag!

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