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wish I wasn't scared of the dark...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by tinaK, Sep 17, 2013.


  1. tinaK

    tinaK PetForums VIP

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    really feel like going for a long walk on my own somewhere
     
  2. LolaBoo

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    Im not afraid of the dark but i deffo wouldnt go out on my own walking at night round here, duno what your area is like tho , have you no one that can walk with you
     
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    Is there anywhere with street lighting. Even though I live in the middle of nowhere I do like to take my chunk into the centre if the city for an adventure :D. Otherwise dream, and have a great morning walk!
     
  4. tinaK

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    nope nobody. it's an OK area, but prob not a sensible idea. Got the urge to run anf run.. like forest gump lol
     
  5. Canine K9

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    I sympathize. I am TERRIFIED of the dark, like get really panicky taking Bailey out for last night pee and won`t walk through a dark hallway :eek:
     
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    I love walking at night. I put their flashing collars on and take a torch. It's nice to walk and not see anyone. I walk through a park and up a country path. The only time my dog has refused to walk up the path is when there was someone else walking there, so it doesn't bother me. Are there any dog walking groups near by as then you could find someone who lives nearby to walk with.
     
  7. LolaBoo

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    I take a torch and a husband in the back garden when i wee the girls its more a case of unknown noises lol
     
  8. tinaK

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    I sleep with a light on .. how pathetic is that :rolleyes:
     
  9. lucy963

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    I dont like the dark either.
     
  10. tinaK

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    I'm tempted to go out - could leave Clover on a long line. She'd bark if she heard anyone.. mm I dunno
     
  11. SixStar

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    Ah bless you - it's still quite early and if there are streetlights, then I dare say you'll be fine. I'm sure your girls would give a warning bark if needed. But go with your gut - if you don't feel comfortable, don't go.

    I really enjoy walking in the dark - we're in the middle of nowhere here though. I find it very relaxing. :eek:
     
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    I do. Its not pathetic we can`t help fears/phobias :)
     
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    Isn't it strange, I feel far safer on my nighttime walks in the woods than I would walking the streets of some of our cities. I know that the only thing I'm liable to bump into is the odd badger or fox, or perhaps the occasional poacher, most of whom I know anyway and none of whom are likely to want to mug me.
     
  14. Labrador Laura

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    When I used to live in the town I use to love taking Mylo for a later walk, all the town was lit up and thankfully a nice quiet town so no drunks unless it was a Friday night or student night. I use to circle the town and then go to the local park but I feel very safe with Mylo so it never really bothered me but now I can't do it, we live outside the town so no lighting just fields and wildlife .... Foxes scream/cry really freaks me out !!

    I'm okay with the dark aslong as OH isn't in a messing around mood. He'll turn the light off on me and sneaks up on me. I HATE IT !
     
  15. SixStar

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    This is the same for me. I am quite happy to walk in the farmland around the house at all hours - always go out for a last walk with the boys before bed, anytime between 10pm and 2am.

    When I dogsit for my son however - who lives in the town (and a perfectly nice part too) - I feel much more on edge.
     
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    I'm a bit of a night owl and often get the urge to go for a once it's a bit late. I will only walk around residential areas where there are street lights though. I'm bad enough in the day for worrying someone's following me :( let alone after dark.
     
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    I thought you'd gotten over your fear of the dark after we did that night walk earlier this year...I remember you going on a few on your own after that. What's happened to change your mind again?
     
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    Soooo pathetic...says the woman who has to sleep with her head covered and just her nose poking out!LOL:eek: I couldnt sleep in the dark if I wasnt hiding under the duvet either.
    I used to love night walking as a child and would sneak out of the house all the time to walk the dog through the fields and up onto Dartmoor. Def not brave enough to try it round here though. But seeing as how the forensic team are still at the end of my road investigating a murder I feel fairly justified in not going out at night!:(
     
  19. Apollo2012

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    I love going out with Apollo when its dark (I do it every day lol). but I have to say if I had a little dog I probably wouldn't walk at night
     
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    Same here....and the Game Warden says he likes me walking there as no one else really does and it might discourage the poachers (big problem!).
     
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