The feeling arrives like a low, growling hum, lurking underneath the white noise of everyday life. I'll be working on an article, spending time with my family, or doing chores around the house, and then slowly, gradually, a realization hits: Knack 2 is actually being made. We won't get another Ape Escape, but we'll get Knack 2. The Wipeout studio is shuttered but Knack 2 threatens to come out any day now. We'll never see what the power of the PS4 could do for Jak & Daxter, but Knack 2 is more real than you can possibly imagine. This feeling hits me every week. I am tired.
12. Inadvertently Aggressive Greetings
Are you greeting or attacking? Most people do not know how to properly greet a dog. They crouch, stare, stretch their hand out, and talk in bizarre baby talk. This is a threatening way to greet a dog. First, the person’s crouch mimics a predator’s pre-attack posture. The stare is the second threat, only to be topped by the outstretched hand reaching into their space, begging for a nip. Not only is this an annoying way to greet a dog, it’s possibly dangerous.
The best way to greet a strange dog is not at all. Instead, greet the person with the dog. While doing so, the dog will sniff you and interpret that his person seems to be at ease with you. If the dog seems at ease and his person says it’s okay, you can then casually reach down and give the dog a quick pet on the head. That’s it.