Monday, June 9, 2014

SociaBulls: On Pushing Your Comfort Level

Miss M and Mr B's doppelgangers: Maria and former foster Radar/Boris
I always joke that if I hadn't started the SociaBulls group, I probably wouldn't be in it.
I think I would have been too shy to join.
Which is why I'm always amazed at how many people do go beyond their comfort zones to join the group.
I know sometimes people are apprehensive about how their pups might act on their first walk.
I remember one new member who was in awe about how all of the dogs were walking so nicely together. She was so scared to bring her pup because she thought her pup would "break the walk".
Which of course didn't happen.
I also know most people join without knowing anyone beforehand.
And with the exception of 3 people, all of the people who joined our group were new to us as well.
But the one thing that we all have in common, we actually love hearing stories about one another's pups (which isn't always true of colleagues and non-dog owning friends).

Why some pups join.
By the Numbers.
Join our Chicago SociaBulls  Facebook page for more photos and information about group walks.


Two French Bulldogs said...

It is amazing what a success the group is
Lily & Edward

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

Even having started our group, we're not very good participants! I go every week dogless so I can talk to the other walkers and take photos. Sam is often busy on Sundays and can't make them to take Edi. We're our worst members!

Patty said...

I love this about animal owners…the common bond that makes new friendships. Sophie was a crazy puppy and I got involved in so many different events to tire her out. 6 years later and I have made some amazing friends in the world of flyball, agility, obedience and labs in general. People I never would have met if it weren't for sophie. People hat have become as close as family :-D

liliana876 said...

Its a great group, and if I lived in Chicago or the group was here, I'd join :)

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