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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I don't have a phobia as such, I'm just highly uncomfortable around unfamiliar dogs, I get really anxious and can't relax. I've had a dog in the past and would consider it again. Would you still sit me outside?
    Only if you didn't feel comfortable sitting inside where the dog is. And only because I never ever let my dog outside unattended (even with a fully fenced yard) because I lost one of my precious dogs through carelessness (someone left a small access gate open, my dog wandered out and was killed by a car). I'm super paranoid/anxious about safety.
    Having said that though, it's not like I'd make you sit outside on your own and talk to you through the door! I have a quite a nice (poop free) yard and a pretty patio, it's lovely sitting out by the pool with visitors.


    If it were such a big issue though, we just wouldn't have visits at my house. I'd rather visit with people at a location where everyone felt comfortable.


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    I'm not phobic either, but I'd prefer not to have an impromptu vag inal examination or be covered by drool and/or scratch marks.
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilPetal View Post
    Messy houses annoy me. I like to keep my house clean and organised. It doesn't take long to keep it clean. I guess reading this thread I now know my clean house will annoy my guests but I don't care I feel rather blue and down if I let my house get messy I clean it for my sanity rather than to please guests.
    you just can't win can you? Damned if you do, damned if you don't

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    When peoples' dogs jump up and wanna hump your leg or whatever.

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    Wow. I'm never inviting anyone over ever again, now that I know my two cats may prompt a phobic reaction, their inevitable hair may irritate someone or my choice of air freshener may be offensive! Also, sometimes I forget to refill the soap or replace the hand towel! And on some days if you just drop in, the vacuuming WON'T be done! Other days, when I KNOW you're coming- I may well get it into my evil mind to *gasp* TIDY and CLEAN before you arrive to make you feel bad!! Hahaha! Reading this thread is quite an eye opener! Personally my only dislike would be extreme filthy habits like a pp mentioned leaving used pads about etc- but this is yet to be an issue among my friends thank goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Wow. I'm never inviting anyone over ever again, now that I know my two cats may prompt a phobic reaction, their inevitable hair may irritate someone or my choice of air freshener may be offensive! Also, sometimes I forget to refill the soap or replace the hand towel! And on some days if you just drop in, the vacuuming WON'T be done! Other days, when I KNOW you're coming- I may well get it into my evil mind to *gasp* TIDY and CLEAN before you arrive to make you feel bad!! Hahaha! Reading this thread is quite an eye opener! Personally my only dislike would be extreme filthy habits like a pp mentioned leaving used pads about etc- but this is yet to be an issue among my friends thank goodness!
    This

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    This thread gives me social anxiety. I'm making a mental list about the 'rules'. Its a bit tricky though because quite a few clash ie tidy but not too tidy. No air fresheners, but spray freshener after ahem, soiling the toilet...

    I know you can't please everyone but I like to at least be able to pretend that my guests aren't judging everything about me.

    This is why I don't invite people round a lot. Too much pressure! (oh and I should disclose that I shock, horror, have a cat and dog so its pretty much guaranteed people will hate visiting me. I honestly had no idea people had such issues with pets.)

    This thread is going into my amnesia basket - I'm going to try forget I read it so I don't become a complete recluse.

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    After reading all of the thread, I can't believe so many people {not bubhubbers, the people they visit} have untrained dogs that they let molest people in their home.

    The reason we train dogs is to make them safe members of our society. Owning a dog that you allow to jump on visitors, lick them, nuzzle their groin, bark or growl at, or leg-hump them....it's incredibly rude and irresponsible! It means you have no control over the animal and it will do whatever it wants to humans....dangerous.
    Either crate train it or get a dog run outside so your visitors are safe from unwanted attention.

    Cats, well...cats will do what they want. They CAN be trained, but it's rare for them to pick it up enough to obey. Our Sphynx cat will sit, stand, beg, meow and spin in circles on command; but if she wants a cuddle from a visitor, there's no keeping her back. So she has to go to her crate until the visit is over.

    All of my friends have dogs or cats as most of my friends are exhibitors, breeders, owners or trainers, so they don't mind my animals anyway. But if it's a new person, I always ask beforehand if they have fears or allergies, then I clean the house and send the dogs to their run before they arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughLove View Post
    After reading all of the thread, I can't believe so many people {not bubhubbers, the people they visit} have untrained dogs that they let molest people in their home.

    The reason we train dogs is to make them safe members of our society. Owning a dog that you allow to jump on visitors, lick them, nuzzle their groin, bark or growl at, or leg-hump them....it's incredibly rude and irresponsible! It means you have no control over the animal and it will do whatever it wants to humans....dangerous.
    Either crate train it or get a dog run outside so your visitors are safe from unwanted attention.

    Cats, well...cats will do what they want. They CAN be trained, but it's rare for them to pick it up enough to obey. Our Sphynx cat will sit, stand, beg, meow and spin in circles on command; but if she wants a cuddle from a visitor, there's no keeping her back. So she has to go to her crate until the visit is over.

    All of my friends have dogs or cats as most of my friends are exhibitors, breeders, owners or trainers, so they don't mind my animals anyway. But if it's a new person, I always ask beforehand if they have fears or allergies, then I clean the house and send the dogs to their run before they arrive.
    Lol, you have a Great Dane, they're intimidating even when they are wonderfully behaved. I remember being outside the dairy and a man asked me to hold his dogs leash while he popped in to grab something, I asked him what I should do if the dog tried to run, he laughed.

    I haven't met a Great Dane I didn't like (once I was more comfortable with them), I was still nervous because of their size though and knowing that they are an animal, well trained or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    This thread gives me social anxiety. I'm making a mental list about the 'rules'. Its a bit tricky though because quite a few clash ie tidy but not too tidy. No air fresheners, but spray freshener after ahem, soiling the toilet...
    I boil it all down to one rule. I pay the bills so I run my house the way I want it. Oh no, that's the other thread isn't it???

    it seems having visitors is a minefield and I'm never inviting anyone over again, all future socialising will be done at the park
    ...BH collective: but we might get pooped on by a bird
    OK at coffee shops
    ...but that's coffee-ist, not everyone drinks coffee
    OK at a playcentre...
    ...but we might get germs

    OK MissMuppet you are right, its easier to be a recluse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    Used Sanitary Pads/tampons laying in an open bin in the bathroom.
    And dirty undies with a used panty liner still attached to it.. Sunny side up..

    Do do not need nor want to see that.

    It's plain disgusting.

    (a family member is a repeat offender for this.)
    That is really gross


 

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