Guys with pets

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    Jul 11, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    There is something that shows when a guy is with his pet. Its a sign they do have compassion and gentleness to them and possess a certain level of responsibility. It warms my heart because I love dogs. I had one picked out from a Death Row Dog program but life is too chaotic right now to give it the attention it deserves.

    So, after seeing several RJers with adorable pets I thought I'd provide some eye candy and encourage people to post their pets or post pics of strange men with pets.

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    Jul 11, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    These pics made my ovaries explode.
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    Jul 11, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    I want to go to there...
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    Jul 11, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    me and my boy

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    Jul 11, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
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    Our rescue dog - Walter. He's 8, and I got him when he was 5. Rescue dogs are extremely grateful, loving pets.
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    Jul 11, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    The wildest party boys show their loving vulnerable side with their beloved pets.
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    Jul 11, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    here I am with my best friend Nala

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 11, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Very nice thread! I live my 3 beagles and Zach, the youngest, came from the Parkville Animal Shelter in Kansas City. Love em all dearly!

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    Jul 11, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
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    Me & Mr Cameron; adopted when he was a tiny little kitten, and 2.5 years down the road, he's one pampered puss.
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    Jul 11, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    Me and the kids, taken last month:

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    Already posted on all the other "post pics of you with your pet" threads but I figured pet lovers can never get enough.
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    Jul 11, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    You only posted dogs. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Anduru saidYou only posted dogs. icon_neutral.gif

    Oh darling, your abject misery so brightens our days.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    This has been about 12 years ago, but I went on 3 or 4 dates with this guy I was totally into. But all our dates happened in public places. So I invited him over for dinner and when he arrived at the front door I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw my two dogs at my feet. He stopped dead in his tracks and said "you never told me you had "animals". He reluctantly came inside and sat down on the sofa. Now, my dogs are the most well behaved dogs in the world....they don't jump on you or get on the furniture and they don't even bark. Not once did he pet them. I was so upset during dinner than I barely ate a thing, because I knew I could never see this guy again. He called me a couple of days later and asked me over to his house but I had to decline because I knew I could never be with a person who didn't love "animals". icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
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    Anduru saidYou only posted dogs. icon_neutral.gif

    Oh darling, your abject misery so brightens our days.



    Pssst......click the ignore button. Everyone else has. icon_confused.gif
  • wellwell

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    Jul 11, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    Lots of pet pix on my page; ...hope you like them!
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThis has been about 12 years ago, but I went on 3 or 4 dates with this guy I was totally into. But all our dates happened in public places. So I invited him over for dinner and when he arrived at the front door I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw my two dogs at my feet. He stopped dead in his tracks and said "you never told me you had "animals". He reluctantly came inside and sat down on the sofa. Now, my dogs are the most well behaved dogs in the world....they don't jump on you or get on the furniture and they don't even bark. Not once did he pet them. I was so upset during dinner than I barely ate a thing, because I knew I could never see this guy again. He called me a couple of days later and asked me over to his house but I had to decline because I knew I could never be with a person who didn't love "animals". icon_sad.gif

    I used to keep a slinky (back when people knew what they were) at the edge of my desk and though this may seem counterintuitive, if someone felt comfortable/confident enough to absentmindedly play with it while I was interviewing them they scored points. Relatedly, my dogs are very well behaved at home but with some visitors the white one will comfortably seat himself at their feet gazing outward, his back to them, his irresistible, hypoallergenic, clean, poufy, fluffy cottony white head level with their knees. If that person doesn't reach out even once to pet that head I can't help but assume there's something wrong with them.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThis has been about 12 years ago, but I went on 3 or 4 dates with this guy I was totally into. But all our dates happened in public places. So I invited him over for dinner and when he arrived at the front door I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw my two dogs at my feet. He stopped dead in his tracks and said "you never told me you had "animals". He reluctantly came inside and sat down on the sofa. Now, my dogs are the most well behaved dogs in the world....they don't jump on you or get on the furniture and they don't even bark. Not once did he pet them. I was so upset during dinner than I barely ate a thing, because I knew I could never see this guy again. He called me a couple of days later and asked me over to his house but I had to decline because I knew I could never be with a person who didn't love "animals". icon_sad.gif


    that would be an instant turn off for me if someone said that about my baby boy boston terrier, maccabee. (see profile pics for my boy) i saw a great bumper sticker the other day that i am going to put on my car AND my boat..... ''IF MY DOG DOES NOT LIKE YOU, NEITHER DO I'' they also have one for the cat lovers in the group. face it, animals are a great judge of character. they know, and they somehow get it.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThis has been about 12 years ago, but I went on 3 or 4 dates with this guy I was totally into. But all our dates happened in public places. So I invited him over for dinner and when he arrived at the front door I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw my two dogs at my feet. He stopped dead in his tracks and said "you never told me you had "animals". He reluctantly came inside and sat down on the sofa. Now, my dogs are the most well behaved dogs in the world....they don't jump on you or get on the furniture and they don't even bark. Not once did he pet them. I was so upset during dinner than I barely ate a thing, because I knew I could never see this guy again. He called me a couple of days later and asked me over to his house but I had to decline because I knew I could never be with a person who didn't love "animals". icon_sad.gif


    (You were totally into him, and he still was interested in you after that evening. Very sad, unfortunate, long ago - cannot be undone.)

    I totally understand you, but from what you described he didn't hate animals, he just wasn't used to them, they were like aliens to him. You missed that wonderful opportunity to introduce him to the wonderful world of what companionship between people and dogs is about. That's part of compromise between people that makes the bond between two people.

    If I had the unlimited powers I would send you back to that evening when you opened your door to him, to give you the opportunity to enlighten him with your love, and give you two another chance for what you apparently both wanted.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    I have to chime in about the above.............and I agree, if a guy (or any guest) comes over and refuses to pet or say hello to my dog, then I know this is someone I have zero in common with. I mean, how much effort does it take to lean over and say hello, or pet a nice dog? Everywhere I go, I take a minute to say hello and pet or scratch the ears of someone's dog.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Anduru saidYou only posted dogs. icon_neutral.gif


    Sorry icon_sad.gif Dogs are just better. icon_surprised.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    I love love love my pets and have had all kinds (from parrots to ferrets to dogs to cats)... and think it's fantastic when another guy is a big animal person too... that being said, I once dated a guy who was too into his dog. He lived alone with his one dog who was incredibly attached to him and the dog did NOT like me coming into the equation. He would bark when we'd kiss and sit together and things like that, leer at me from across the room, and just generally seemed to HATE me no matter what I did to try to get him to warm up to me. To make matters worse, the guy didn't seem to care that much and brought the dog absolutely everywhere, including dates, etc.

    It took about a month for him to finally appreciate my presence but this dog/person relationship was definitely a hurdle to clear... now I really miss the dog icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    homastj saidI love love love my pets and have had all kinds (from parrots to ferrets to dogs to cats)... and think it's fantastic when another guy is a big animal person too... that being said, I once dated a guy who was too into his dog. He lived alone with his one dog who was incredibly attached to him and the dog did NOT like me coming into the equation. He would bark when we'd kiss and sit together and things like that, leer at me from across the room, and just generally seemed to HATE me no matter what I did to try to get him to warm up to me. To make matters worse, the guy didn't seem to care that much and brought the dog absolutely everywhere, including dates, etc.

    It took about a month for him to finally appreciate my presence but this dog/person relationship was definitely a hurdle to clear... now I really miss the dog icon_sad.gif


    I dated a guy whose dog badly needed obedience training. It was hyper and it would jump (really high!) on you. He also let the dog in bed and refused to put the dog out of the room. I'd really rather not have sex with the dog in the bed. I love dogs but thats where I draw the line. Brings up the issue of pets watching you have sex. Appropriate? LOL
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidThis has been about 12 years ago, but I went on 3 or 4 dates with this guy I was totally into. But all our dates happened in public places. So I invited him over for dinner and when he arrived at the front door I'll never forget the look on his face when he saw my two dogs at my feet. He stopped dead in his tracks and said "you never told me you had "animals". He reluctantly came inside and sat down on the sofa. Now, my dogs are the most well behaved dogs in the world....they don't jump on you or get on the furniture and they don't even bark. Not once did he pet them. I was so upset during dinner than I barely ate a thing, because I knew I could never see this guy again. He called me a couple of days later and asked me over to his house but I had to decline because I knew I could never be with a person who didn't love "animals". icon_sad.gif


    (You were totally into him, and he still was interested in you after that evening. Very sad, unfortunate, long ago - cannot be undone.)

    I totally understand you, but from what you described he didn't hate animals, he just wasn't used to them, they were like aliens to him. You missed that wonderful opportunity to introduce him to the wonderful world of what companionship between people and dogs is about. That's part of compromise between people that makes the bond between two people.

    If I had the unlimited powers I would send you back to that evening when you opened your door to him, to give you the opportunity to enlighten him with your love, and give you two another chance for what you apparently both wanted.



    Well, I didn't want to bore everyone with the whole story, but the fact is we had a conversation or two about animals after that evening and he considered them "dirty" creatures that carried germs and diseases. WTF? It wasn't that he simply had never been introduced to dogs....he had a very strong aversion to them. And I'm the guy that has to stop and check a dead dog every time I pass one to make sure he's really dead. In fact, that's how I found my dog Joe....in the middle of the road paralyzed. And frankly I didn't feel like being his therapist so I let it go.
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
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    homastj saidI love love love my pets and have had all kinds (from parrots to ferrets to dogs to cats)... and think it's fantastic when another guy is a big animal person too... that being said, I once dated a guy who was too into his dog. He lived alone with his one dog who was incredibly attached to him and the dog did NOT like me coming into the equation. He would bark when we'd kiss and sit together and things like that, leer at me from across the room, and just generally seemed to HATE me no matter what I did to try to get him to warm up to me. To make matters worse, the guy didn't seem to care that much and brought the dog absolutely everywhere, including dates, etc.

    It took about a month for him to finally appreciate my presence but this dog/person relationship was definitely a hurdle to clear... now I really miss the dog icon_sad.gif


    I dated a guy whose dog badly needed obedience training. It was hyper and it would jump (really high!) on you. He also let the dog in bed and refused to put the dog out of the room. I'd really rather not have sex with the dog in the bed. I love dogs but thats where I draw the line. Brings up the issue of pets watching you have sex. Appropriate? LOL



    Right??? Ugghhhh, I HATE that! icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    A fantastic rescue. Nothing in moderation with this guy - highly intelligent, totally male dominant, wants to be in charge, rambunctious, playful, sweet, affectionate.

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