Meet Hope (hi Hope!).
Hope doesn't exactly know how to walk on a leash. She also does not like to walk in water, slush, mud, or soft snow, all of which was in abundance while she was under my care. The result was her resting her front paws on my lower back and hopping behind me.
No, I didn't get pictures. It was equal parts cute and embarrassing. People drove by at really inopportune times.
Sometimes my more annoying habits come out, just in time to annoy other people and embarrass them. I don't want to do it, and often I don't mean to. It's like I don't want to get my own hands dirty as I wade through the mud of my life. I'd rather grab onto someone else and see if they might help me out instead.
But I was made to walk on my own, and to do so in a healthy way. God's power can and does heal old hurts and strengthen my weaknesses.
He allows me to love others who are also a bit grungy and annoying. And He loves you too.