the smell of my desperation has become a stench


I did a search for “fear of cameras” and the title of this post was one of the results. I thought I was going to get so many more photos of Basie when I was in Minnesota, but I totally underestimated how much she loathes the camera. She cowers from it, runs from anyone who is carrying one. I didn’t want to push it at all given that she’s a rescue dog and who knows where this behavior comes from. The only time I ever got close to her with the camera was when she was about to jump in the water and grab hold of Harry’s bait on a fishing hook which would have cut her mouth to pieces. Carol was calling her name furiously and she wouldn’t listen, so I walked over on the dock with my camera and kneeled down to pretend like I was going to take a shot. She immediately ran to Carol.

Huge vet bill avoided due to odd phobia. I felt a little bad about it, but not at all for Carol’s wallet.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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