Hi Jerry. I literally just joined the forum, and I could not pass up your post, lol.
I literally fly in to a rage at the sound of my house pets eating and drinking. I have 4 dogs, 2 adult cats and 3 kittens in the house. One of the kittens is a terrorist who likes to walk around the house making this strange chirping noise. I want to kill him at times. I’m serious, and I am embarrassed to even say that. I have to put in earplugs, leave the room or turn on really loud music. It makes me feel awful because my beloved pets know Mommy is a psycho and not to eat or drink when I am around. I am triggered by human noises, too, but the pets crunching and slurping…ARGH!!
On the funnier side, it’s ONLY my house pets that I freak out about, as far as the animals go. I live on a farm with 100 rabbits, 20 goats, ducks, chickens, and horses. Nothing is more peaceful to me than listening to the soft gentle sounds of the horses munching their hay.
I’m so glad I found this forum, I hope I can learn some coping mechanisms. It really effects my state of mind and my relationship with my husband.
All my best, JamieInWyoming