Mercy hides under the bed when I am cooking.
You’d think I am a really bad cook or something, if my dog runs for cover every time I turn the oven on, but I’m actually a decent cook! I love cooking. My dog is just super afraid of smoke. We can’t even make grilled cheese without sending her running.
Other phobias Mercy has? People with large hats, construction workers, garbage men, men with beards, and anyone that smokes cigarettes. It’s quite embarrassing to be on a walk with her when we encounter one her fears. She barks, growls, and just generally freaks out.
Perhaps a trip to the doggie psychiatrist is in order? (Have you seen “Best in Show“? )