People & Dogs

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    Dec 06, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    I don't know if it's just me but isn't it a turnoff when your dating someone and you start to realize that they may be obsessed with their dog. A lot of conversations never go without mentioning of the dog, they can't go out cause they have to watch the dog at night time, they take pictures with their dog and post them all over the internet. Am I insecure and jealous of a relationship that a person has with their dog or has this happend to anyone else and I'm not alone in thinking that sometimes people are dating their dog?
  • Webster666

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    Dec 06, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    Men LOVE their dogs.

    The dog is a member of his immediate family.
    The dog is more loved than a child would be loved.

    If you want anything to do with a guy, you'll have to, at the very least, tolerate his dog.

    The phrase that's often used in relationship to dogs is, "unconditional love."
    And, that's what he's looking for in a man.
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    Dec 06, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    lol, when I met Bill, one of the most telling things about his character was how he treated his dog.

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    Dec 06, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    [size=15]To some of us dogs are such an intricate part of who we are or would want to be. Very few people can match the unlimited love we get from this great creature.

    An anonymous quote says it well: May I always be the kind of person that my dog thinks I am.
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    I would never seriously consider being involved with some one who didn't feel the same as I do when it comes to animals, especially dogs.
  • NyRuinz

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    Dec 06, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    Yeah I love dogs too
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    Dec 06, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    People have dogs because they want to give and receive love. A dog does both things very well but a man would do them better.

    If you're interested in dating a guy who loves his dog, go for it. Having a dog means he's already got the empathy and caring skills for loving you too.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 06, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    I love dogs. I always have and always will. The unconditional love they provide is so wonderful and you just can't help but love these creatures back. They are always there for you. It would be tough to imagine not having a dog in my life!
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    Dec 06, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    I have a coupla questions. Have you ever had a pet? Has your family? For my family our pets, (dogs) have been another of the family tree. As a few of the guy's above this post have said, "The unconditional love you get from a pet, is unmatched". In my life I've had many good dogs around me, not many cats as I'm very allergic to them, many fish, (not really counting them) and 1 pygmy goat that thought he was a dog, (shoulda taken videos of that one, seeing them all playing together). My/our last dog was Hope. She did my family a wonderful service living w/the mother towards the end of her life, (Hope's life not the mother, she's still kicking.) She gave the mother soooo much love and kept her attitude going after my father passed. I just can't explain to you how wonderful that dingo was. Best dog EVER...
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    Dec 06, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    With no reference to present company or any poster I'd have to say that I love dogs more than most people. The worst a dog has ever done to me is eaten my cigar holder (don't ask). I wish I could say the same for people.

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    Dec 06, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    I am a dog person, and if I found a guy that I really liked I would hope that he would be one too! I don't go overboard with pictures, and all that kind of stuff...but I love my little girl (she and I have been through a lot).

    If I were dating someone I know that we would be able to figure out how to deal with the pet, or pets in our lives and make it work.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 06, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    Now, if you went out with me, you'd have to be approved my #1 beagle first.... Buddy...

    jk actually, but my beagles are important. My quarter horse was important.
    When my bf and I first started dating, I had to check KoKo before we left for a date and when we got home. I received my horse for my 11th birthday
    and many times I had to bring him in from the pasture upon returning from our date. My bf was cool with it.

    I actually need to get a pic of my horse on here (albeit it will be several years old and subject to criticism).

    But in all seriousness...to introduce your date to your dogs (or other) is cool,
    to make it a constant discussion is a little much to say the least.

    Balance is always cool.
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    Dec 06, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    I understand completely. I love my dog, but she's ok at home by herself for a night!
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    Dec 06, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    AntiHer017 saidI don't know if it's just me but isn't it a turnoff when your dating someone and you start to realize that they may be obsessed with their dog. A lot of conversations never go without mentioning of the dog, they can't go out cause they have to watch the dog at night time, they take pictures with their dog and post them all over the internet. Am I insecure and jealous of a relationship that a person has with their dog or has this happend to anyone else and I'm not alone in thinking that sometimes people are dating their dog?


    You must be the overly obsessed jealous type...
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    Dec 06, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    Our dogs are our children. They give us love when no one else will.
    If you feel this way, then you should think really hard about dating anyone with dogs or any pet.
    I agree that leaving a dog alone while going out to hang with friends or go on a date is a little extreme. Most dogs are fine when left alone, if properly trained ( and most are).
    But when I met my BF, the way he treated his dog, is what sealed my love for him. He treats all of the children with care and that is the man for me. I know he will care for me and be there always, as I will for him.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 06, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    While we were still together, my ex would say "I think you love your dogs more than you love me" and I'm like "damn straight". I still wonder why it never worked out....hmmm

    I am actually surprised there isn't more delovely dog pics in this thread.


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    Dec 06, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    I'm working on more picts. Finally motivation for cleaning out that dark corner of my room....

    Celticmusl said
    I am actually surprised there isn't more delovely dog pics in this thread.
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  • Webster666

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    Dec 06, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    I don't have a dog, but I love this pic.


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    Dec 06, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    TexDef07> Having a dog means he's already got the empathy and caring skills for loving you too.

    I'd like to think that's true for all the people who have posted here (and, in general RJ members and gay people). But many of us have rescue dogs....

    Yeah, it's hard to believe, but some people treat dogs as if they're just another animal.

    Even worse than cats treat humans. (:
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    Dec 06, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    AntiHer017 saidAm I insecure and jealous of a relationship that a person has with their dog or has this happend to anyone else and I'm not alone in thinking that sometimes people are dating their dog?


    Nobody is "dating their dog" and you have no reason to be jealous.... that animal is family to a dog-lover. If a guy is talking a lot about his dog, it's because the critter gives him joy and he is trying to share that joy with you.
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    Dec 06, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Ok, so I'm gonna rant...no, I'm gonna BITCH awhile...talk amongst yourselves....



    My BF has 2 dogs, one a Lab the other a Cocker Spaniel. He loves them. I love them. BUT!

    He's out of town a lot and I take care of them....feed them, give them their meds, and walk them & pick up their 'business' since we live in the City now.


    So.....today, I was at the neighbors house helping her hang some Xmas crap outside, and the Cocker was whimpering. He was cold. I told the BF that it was too late in the season to get him closely groomed...so the little pussy-dog whines when it's below 40degrees.
    Anyway, I let them inside, gave them both supper and went down stairs to load the dryer. As I was headed back up, I heard the distinct sound of water dribbling. Thinking we had another water leak, I went back downstairs and just as I turned at the bottom of the steps I get water down my neck! There are NO water lines in that area!! I raced back up stairs to see the Cocker finish pissing on the wall & Xmas wreath-crap the BF hung over the dining room archway!! I rubbed his nose in it, opened the door and threw them both outside. The little fuck had just pissed on the door mat by the back door before I let him inside! And it wasn't a little spot of piss...there was a huge amount on the basement floor & luckily I moved the wool Oriental rug before the pee got to it.
    We have the Invisible Fence and they are free to roam the xtra large city lot we own, and they do, as evidenced by the brown spots in the grass....and yes, I know he was doing it out of 'seperation anxiety' for his master, but dammit, it's not like I don't take care of them.


    Ok, we now return you to the regularly scheduled program already in progress.....
  • GQjock

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    Dec 06, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    Don't you be bad mouthin' my dogs icon_confused.gif

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    Dec 06, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    GQjock saidDon't you be bad mouthin' my dogs



    Is that a dog or a Kewpi doll?? LOL


    Actually, it's cute.
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    Dec 06, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    i'm that way with my cat, and if i had a dog then i would be that way with my dog as well. i wont spend the night at my bf's house because i dont want my cat to sleep alone.

  • EricLA

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    Dec 06, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    Of course a guy is going to have a strong relationship with their dog. They get unconditional love from him or her. That dog was with him before you arrived, and -- in all likelihood -- will be there long after you're gone. Until you're in a real committed relationship with the guy, you should respect the love he has for his dog, as long as it's not too over the top. Unless they have a home with a doggy door, the dog can't take care of himself. He needs someone to let him in and out. If he can't go anywhere, then why not volunteer bringing over a video and some food for a romantic evening at home?
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    Dec 06, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    I couldn't have a LTR with a guy who wasn't into Rufus at least moderately...



    How could you not be?