Anxious Dog Finds Comfort Under Security Blanket

One dog has found a cute and unique way to help him overcome his fear of people and being touched while still getting plenty of love and attention.

Everyone has a past filled with experiences and events that have affected them in one way or another. Past hurts can result in developing fears and people avoiding similar situations in the future. No two people are the same, and as a result, not everyone will respond to a hurtful or painful situation the same. It turns out that is the same for animals. 

A clip posted on YouTube shows a dog, a whippet, who is afraid of being touched. It’s unknown, but it’s likely that the dog endured something in its past that has caused it to react this way whenever someone tries to touch him. But knowing that he still wants love and attention from his owners, the dog has come up with a solution that would have made Linus proud. 

The animal, when he wants to snuggle and get a few head scratches, will entirely cover himself with a blanket and then cuddle with his owners. 

“So, he uses the blanket to get closer to you and get better cuddles,” the dog’s owner said. “He digs his way in or ask you for help, and once he’s under there, he’s brave enough to curl right up in your side and get some proper love like he deserves.”

The woman in the clip provides a possible explanation for why her anxious and fearful dog uses the blanket to get close to her. 

“It’s like an ‘If I can’t see you, you can’t see me’ thing, and when he’s under there, he’s invincible,” the dog’s owner said. 

The woman believes that the dog’s act of using the blanket to shield itself involves a lesson and an idea for our lives.

“The moral of the story is hang on to whatever makes you feel brave,” she said. “We all need a comfort blanket sometimes.”

Proverbs 12:10  “An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evildoers are cruel.”


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