Recently, I’ve been having new nightmares..
I keep dreaming that I’m at some sort of dog park. There are a lot of strange people with their dogs, some small, some large. I’m there with my dog, often also with my grandparents who take care of my dog. At first, everything seems ok, I play with the other dogs and talk to the strange people, but every time, I would look around and suddenly, there would be this huge, aggressive-looking dog there (often german shepherds or pitbulls) and I remember feeling such gripping, crippeling fear, that it would hurt my little dog. The second I see the “bad” dog, everything starts going in slow motion, I struggle with breathing, I feel my panic rising. I look around, wondering what to do because it seems like I am the only one that is concerned. I remember breaking down and crying, I remember screaming and praying for my dog’s safety and then, I would see the owner of the “bad” dog release him. If I’m lucky, I wake up before the reaches us. If not, I see blood everywhere, I hear my dog crying in pain, I hear myself scream and trying to save it, but I’m powerless to do anything. And everybody else, including the owner, is just standing there, watching as his dog kills mine. I’m terrified and panicked and I don’t know what to do. I wake up each morning scared and unable to breathe. I don’t want anyone to hurt the ones I love, but I can’t do anything, I’m too weak.