I have two dogs, and one of them is a Fun Hater. I didn’t know there was such a thing, but yes, that’s my older dog, Midnyte. She’s 11 years old, and for the first 6 years of her life, was an only dog. She was always a joy to be around, all wagging tail and bright eyes. But then we got Ripley. And it all quickly changed.
Suddenly, Midnyte was only happy when Ripley wasn’t around. When Ripley is around, she spends most of her time being bossy, barking and growling to make sure Ripley doesn’t do anything like try get attention or affection. God forbid Ripley has a squeaky ball. That’s cause for the Fun Hater to practically have a meltdown!
If you or someone in your family is affected by a Fun Hater, please know there is no cure. Just use your two arms as wisely as possible to give hugs, and know that when the Fun Hater growls, it’s not directed at you.