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Letting The Dog Outside

I'm a lady aged 21. I live with my parents & pay rent. We have a big dog aged 7 who gets taken out twice a day once by mom and once by dad. I'm nervous of being closely exposed to the dog, especially its poop (fear of germs). I feel kinda guilty tho that dog doesn't go out at least one more time.

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Nicole Lacey - Sorry this is kinda late but thanks so much for your good comment! I recently found out that my parents actually don't want me to take the dog out anymore since I guess the dog could get too used to it which would be bad for days when we're gone for a really long time. So I really appreciate your comment and it made me feel better about all of this. It's nice to know that there are other people who just take their dog out twice a day! Btw, our dog holds its bladder very well too. :)
---Laura on 10/31/18

My dog goes out only twice a day. She holds her bladder very well.

But since this bothers you why don't bargain with your parents? Wash the dishes if they will take the dog out for the 3rd time.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/20/18

Thanks guys for commenting. Y'all were helpful but I really liked how StrongAxe said that you shouldn't worry unless you touched something nasty and then put your hands near your mouth. With all the cleanliness obsessions around I really didn't know where to draw the line. God was putting this on my heart & I praise Him for helping me see this/helping me through this. I'm taking the dog out more now and it makes me feel better knowing that I'm pleasing God by caring for my fellow creatures and that the dog feels better. It wasn't nearly as bad as I pictured. I washed my hands really well after and then I scrubbed them with toothpaste since they still smelled like a dog. Toothpaste made them smell minty (I researched this). God bless!!
---Laura on 10/19/18

i'll get to the point and I love dogs.. if you are 21 as you state, maybe its time to move out and get your own place. as long as you're under your parents roof you should respect them and their animal.
---mariam on 10/19/18

Laura, you're old enough to be a grown woman, OK?

Get over it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/18/18


I don't remember ever having seen that. Than's for the reference!


As scripture says, "Perfect love casts out fear". There are many Christians who put their lives at risk, serving among lepers, and doing other dangerous jobs, confident that God will see them through things. There's probably very little to fear from walking a dog, unless you touch something nasty and then put your hand in your mouth. To be sure, just be sure to always wash your hands thoroughly after walking the dog. Dogs are very affectionate and loyal animals - much more so than many humans. They are free of such qualities as guile, deceit, malice, etc.
---StrongAxe on 10/18/18

Cluny...There are plenty of verses that seem to portray dogs (and pigs) in a negative light. I'm not sure about God's EXACT thoughts on dogs, but I suppose He must like them enough at least to have created them. I guess I'll have to try to get along with dogs better but it'll be quite a hurdle I'm sure - almost nightmarish. It feels pretty awful though to see verses that basically say I'm cruel when it comes to animals...
---Laura on 10/18/18

I prefer cats, too, Laura.

But you should simply get over yourself and your dislike of dogs.

And since God thought enough of dogs to create them in the first place, where did you get your weird ideas about His feelings towards them?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/18/18

Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:
---trey on 10/18/18

First, obviously you don't feel all that guilty about letting dog out for a third time if you've not doing it yourself.

Second, if your parents have not caught an illness from walking the dog and cleaning up after it, where did you get the idea that you would?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/18/18

Further Clarification: This dog has a long chain in a mud-room type area. It has quite a bit of room to roam, play, etc. The dog is female. I'm really not a dog person to be honest and prefer cats as well as other animals. The dog kind of makes me feel dirty and gross, especially if I come in contact with it. Although God created dogs, it doesn't seem like he thinks too highly of them. However, there are also verses which make a point that "good people" have regard for animals. I'm not sure what to do or think exactly. I really hope that I get some accurate (and encouraging) answers on this and I would also like if major dog lovers who would lecture me rudely would just refrain.
---Laura on 10/18/18

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