I should know better than to think a new year is a fresh start. I know a fresh start can happen anytime, anywhere, but I harbored a teeny hope this year might start off well.
I haven’t been able to go to the dog park with regularity over the past several months due to my health. I decided to go on Saturday even though I was feeling rough. I was standing around the main park with several people and a dog I’ve known for years jumped up and bit me, unprovoked. I was shocked, literally shocked. She didn’t break the skin, but it hurt like crazy. Her person did NOTHING.
I wasn’t crazy about that.
In the nearly five years we’ve been going to the dog park, I’d never been bit before.
About ten minutes later, she did it again, only harder. I think I yelled SH*T (which I assume was loud), and walked away from her. I basically hid between two planters while I looked at my arm (thank god for thick hoodies). Her bite didn’t break the skin, but it immediately knotted up and began to bruise.
Now this dog has had a history of being a sh*t to other dogs, but I’d never known her to do this to a person. Her person barely seemed concerned. He didn’t discipline her and didn’t remove her from the park for the day.
I wasn’t happy.
By the evening, it hurt worse, and all day yesterday, it felt terrible. I don’t think I need to go to the doctor, but I’m peeved the person did virtually nothing about it. If I had been in his place, I’d have been MORTIFIED.
Because of all that, I slept even more than usual, and didn’t game at all over the weekend. I sat there, on the verge of tears most of the time, just feeling sh*tty.
The more I thought about it, the more upset I got. I was literally just standing there talking to other people. I wasn’t engaging with her or with any other dogs at the time. It freaks me out that I could just be standing there minding my own business then be aggressively bit for no reason.
It wasn’t a great weekend for me.
This has been Dog Park Drama with Rebekah.
I hope that’s the only episode ever.
So, the first week of the year didn’t start off so hot for me. I haven’t played anything since New Year’s eve/day, and I’ve seemingly been unable to connect with anyone for our usual co-op gaming. I feel very out of sorts.
Today I’m going to finish Everything, even though I don’t want it to end. Ever.
Aside from that, this week I’m hoping to get to a game someone recommended to me called Sylvio, and either dive into Bulletstorm or Prey. Heck, I’d also like to start in on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Just looking at that I will be lucky to get to any of them. Oof.
With that I ask: what will YOU be playing this week?
Please be safe out there, friends. Cheers!