- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal Length: 50mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter: 1/5 sec
- Camera: NIKON D80
Bad, frustrating day all around. Cowboy was a little demon dog all day, and people weren’t much better. I tried to check my temper, but I didn’t succeed very well. Cowboy is going through a biting/chewing stage, which is to be expected, but he’s getting snappy when he doesn’t get his way. I popped him on the muzzle a few times today, and I shouldn’t have. It’s his instinct to bite and chew, and like all babies, he wants attention. Just because I wasn’t in the mood to give it is no excuse to take it out on him.
It seems like everyone has been taking their bad tempers out on me lately, and when I start retaliating, it’s time to step back and re-examine who I am as a person and who I want to be. I checked into some dog obedience classes tonight and have a few numbers I want to call tomorrow. I’ve also decided I absolutely have to give him a long twice-a-day walk. It will be good for me, and it should serve to dispel his high energy so I can get some work done.
As for people, well. I don’t know. Maybe I should just isolate myself until I can stop snapping back.
Music: In Pieces by Linkin Park (lyrics)