I've finally been able to start going for walks again and getting my little pup out for some exercise and fresh air. He is really little and so damn cute that he’s kind of the hit of the neighborhood. People always stop us and comment and want to pet him.

However, there are also some people who think it is ok to just pick him up. Usually he’s cool with it and I know he’s a dog, but I swear every time people do it he shoots me a look like he’s thinking, “What’s with all this picking me up bullsh*t?” Like I said, he usually goes with the flow, until last week.

We walked up on a creepy looking guy who was standing in his yard. Of course, he strikes up small talk and comments on my dog and then proceeds to pick him up. My little pup went crazy and started scratching at his hands and actually barking. He rarely does that and it seems like it’s only when he doesn't like someone, so I grabbed him back and we took off. Needless to say, we’re not going to walk in the direction of creepy guy anymore. If there’s one thing I've learned, it’s to trust your dog’s instincts.

My rule is simple: If my dog doesn't like you, I don’t like you.