It is not necessary that every human possesses an alter ego but in case of Tom Peters, it is safe to say that his alter ego has gone to the whole new level.
Well, this might be the reason why Rachel Watson has called off her engagement with Tom.
Rachel found out about Tom’s ultimate desire to live a canine lifestyle. It was a shocking revelation but Rachel says that it has only made her feel closer to Tom. But, the wedding bells still seems like a far-fetched idea for Rachel.
Tom says that his desire to live like a dog has nothing to do with any kind of sexual fantasy, but something that makes him feel comfortable. The doctors are saying that it is some kind of Clinical Lycanthropy or in other words, a psychiatric syndrome that makes the affected to turn into an animal other than humans.
The relationship status of Tom and Rachel is complicated but they prefer ‘friends.’ Tom and Rachel were invited to the ITV program for their documentary – The Secret Life of Human Pups.
Tom was featured in the documentary and Rachel said that this documentary has helped her to get a better understanding of people like Tom and others. There are others who are also suffering from this rare psychiatric syndrome.
The documentary featured people and their hidden community who loves to dress up like dogs and explore their fantasies. In the documentary, it was found out that every human suffering from Clinical Lycanthropy has different needs, they all are not alike.
Some of them can calm their urges in the bedroom and in case of Tom, he desires a strong requirement of companionship. When Tom is not walking around and playing like a puppy, he works for a local theater company as their sound and lighting technician.
It is over a decade since he has developed this alter ego to behave like a dog in his spare time. He spent approximately £4,000 on his puppy gear to make it comfortable and compatible when worn by a human.
In the evenings, Tom likes to spend some time in his cage and his obsession has got so far that he even uses the doggy training pods when he is inside the cage. He uses them to relieve himself when he is in a cage. He has totally adopted the doggy lifestyle.
The doggy version of Tom is called ‘Spot’ and he believes that Spot is his real personality and Tom is just a mask. The human-dog phenomenon is really getting a hold over the world and the entire culture is gradually evolving.
People with an alter ego of a dog also have so-called ‘handlers’ just like the real dogs, these people also have handlers. For Tom, Collin is his handler. Collin and Tom are not dating, their relationship status is limited to ‘friends.’ Collins says that she is only doing it because she and Tom are good friends. Tom doesn’t want anything intimate from Collin, he just likes her to be his handler.
Tom claims that living his alter ego format acts therapeutically for him and as it helps him relieve stress. Rachel, on the other hand, says that she is happy to have a friend like Tom but it will never be the same again like it was before.
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