Let me tell you about our little Shih Tzu. Her name is Angel Baby. She is about six pounds, and a very sweet and social dog. She loves people. She's not crazy about other animals though. They scare her. Actually she is a big scaredy cat about a lot of things, maybe because she is very spoiled or because she's really tiny.
One afternoon a friend named Randy stopped by. Angel Baby was so excited to see him. She thinks everyone comes to visit her. Well, all of a sudden she took off running outside. We weren't sure what scared her. You never know with her. After a while, she came back in and everything was back to normal. I noticed the next time Randy came over, the same thing happened. She went running outside with her tail between her legs. We tried to figure out why she is scared of him. He wouldn't hurt a fly. The only thing we can come up with, is his voice. Because of his Cerebral Palsy, his voice is a little loud and hard to understand. We're used to it, but she isn't, so she hides.
I guess animals can be like people that way. They're afraid of what they don't understand. If they would take the time to understand people with disabilities, they would find out they are just like everyone else. Sure, maybe there are a few things they aren't able to do, but as I see it, I'm really short, and there are a lot of things I can't do (like reach high things), but most people don't discriminate against me because of it. I really wish people could just accept eachother for who they are and not what they look like or what they can or cannot do.
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