Tuesday, March 14, 2017

60. Little Dog, Barking Gut

The next day at work a woman named Terry stopped me in the hall.  She said, “I’ve been a little jumpy since I first got sober. Is that normal?  Ten times a day I get this knotted feeling in my belly.”

I said, “LDBG syndrome - little dog, barking gut.   That feeling’s like a little dog that barks at everything passing by, every sound. Happens to a lot of people when their lives change – going to college, getting married, having a baby, new job.  I’m not saying you should never trust your gut, but try not to react every time you feel jittery.  The more attention you give to the little dog, the more he barks.”
Today I’ll try not to pay too much attention to the barking dog in my belly.

Needles Not For Knitting is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

Needles Not For Knitting (c) 2017 by Ken Montrose

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