I feel you. As a kid I was terrifed of OPD — Other People’s Dogs. My dad had dogs and I was fine with ours. Eventually — I somehow managed to stop giving off the “I’m a cat in a person suit” vibe and learned to be “One With All The Creatures”. I’m pretty sure it was time on my aunt’s farm. I also learned horse and cat. However, the chickens on the farm remained Evil — and to this day I am really all that sorry to eat one. Or eggs. Just sayin’.