Warning: Sometimes, emotional bullies wear puppy suits.
wounded puppy suits.
And when you pay attention to them, the whimpering doesn’t get softer,
it gets louder. and louder and louder…
They require more and more of your time and attention. You can’t make them happy. You aren’t the reason they’re UNhappy.
But if you don’t give them the attention they want, they make sure everyone thinks you’re a puppy beater. “Look at that face. How could you be so mean to such a sweet little puppy?”
Communication fails, because if you don’t agree with them, you aren’t different, you are wrong. You’ve misunderstood them. You don’t appreciate all the sacrifices they make. You’re being mean to the puppy.
The constant whimpering is extremely distracting.
and mentally exhausting.
and apparently, I should not play poker. I don’t have the face for it.
I’ve decided to take the puppy beater title over the distraction and mental exhaustion. My strategy for self-preservation?
a·loof (adj.) Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote. Does that make me seem heartless?
yeah, I know. I’m praying the puppy tires of me and moves on to other food sources.
But Daffy understands.
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