I realized after my last post just how insensitive I may have been to people genuinely suffering from the medically recognized disease of zemmiphobia. The disease may explain why people from Indonesia are inexpicably terrified by Stephanie's small dog.
WARNING: Sumatrans, Jakartans, etc. This image may be traumatic to you. However, Gizmo is not the great mole rat, but in fact a dog. She is terrified by your flailing and shouting when she appears.
For those of you afflicted with this tragic disorder, it appears the following people really can help: http://www.changethatsrightnow.com/problem_detail.asp?SDID=2082:1932
For your benefit, I am providing a photo of Gizmo. She might eat everything in your frig, but other than that, she is not the enemy.