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 jcmaine
Joined: 5/18/2011
Msg: 274
The Dog or the Girl? Page 5 of 19    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
well you shouldnt ever get RID of a loved dog for a person, but I will say I never understand these people that insist on pets in the bed against their partners wishes.
to me thats a little nuts.
 shannara25
Joined: 5/9/2010
Msg: 275
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/10/2011 10:28:59 AM
If a woman is going to be that picky tell her to hit the road..
 Restar22
Joined: 7/2/2011
Msg: 276
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/10/2011 10:42:16 AM
The dog of course lol
 valenciacityx
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 277
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/10/2011 12:05:31 PM
keep the dog, probably the one source of unadulterated, unselfish happiness to be around you that you will ever get.

I have dumped girls because they said the motorcycles had to go
because they wanted me to spend less time in the gym
because they felt that I should spend less time studying
because they felt that my life should revolve around them like a black hole of gravity.
Out - early and often.
 14brody
Joined: 7/5/2011
Msg: 278
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/10/2011 3:02:27 PM
Go with the dog, you will get loyalty, trust, and devotion.
 viper1j
Joined: 11/30/2005
Msg: 279
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/10/2011 5:15:35 PM

Anyone else ever had to say adios to a female or male because of a dog.


No, but only because they know better than to make me choose. Every dog I've ever had, has been hella more faithful than any woman I've ever had.

There's a reason they're called "Man's Best Friend".
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 280
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/11/2011 9:02:21 AM

But two or three, well three of them told me the dog or I have to go..


Here's a different angle into this whole thing. The problem is not the dog. The problem is YOU. If you pay more attention to the dog than the woman, and this has been a recurring theme with several of them. So find women that love dogs and can understand where you are coming from. Or when you are with these women, don't make them feel where they have to chose.

In the end, I would not get rid of the dog but find an understanding woman.
 barefootkitten
Joined: 12/17/2009
Msg: 281
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/11/2011 10:00:32 AM
I'm not a fan of dogs, but can deal with most breeds (except certain ones, of which I'm horribly afraid because I've been bitten several times). I would draw the line, however, at a man who expected me to sleep on the bathmat while his dog took up the other side of the bed!
 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 283
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/13/2011 8:20:42 PM
What the hey? I say keep the dog.
If he is as trained as what you say, what is the problem??
I just am not getting why this is a problem.
 cashleys
Joined: 7/5/2011
Msg: 284
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/19/2011 9:35:37 PM
Wow, that is amazing. Okay I love love dogs and men that love dogs are usually pretty amazing too. The only time I would have a problem is if the dog ruined everything, was shedding all over, not trained to go outside to do his thing, and was barking non stop and just made life aweful and chaotic. Most are not like this but I have known people that had dogs they just did not train or take care of. I still loved them but dont' know if would want to live in that environment non stop.
So if your dog is all those things you say, they women are nuts.
 cookies1972
Joined: 2/28/2011
Msg: 285
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/23/2011 3:25:33 PM
sorry if they are making you choose between them or the dog you need to get rid of them! i am a big animal lover and how do you know that you will be with this person three months from now? and if you aren't with them you got rid of your buddy for her? that's like women and men choosing a spouse over their kids as animals are seen as family members.
 Easygoin68a
Joined: 5/17/2011
Msg: 286
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 7/23/2011 4:04:36 PM
You are a dog person. Will need to find another dog person.

I am a horse person, so i will not be dating somebody who hates horses.

Keep the dog, he sure sounds like a good one.

Good luck out there
 ravenhair4u
Joined: 8/13/2011
Msg: 288
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 8/27/2011 9:27:03 PM
This is so EASY!! Any girl who wants to to get rid of the dog is a selfish B*tch! She is souless, cruel, with no regard for anyones feelings but her own. Stay away from this souless demon. More bad traits are yet to emerge, this is only the beginning. I would not ever leave her in your home alone with this dog. If you get rid of the dog you are stooopid & will be back on here cyring because she dumped you, now you don't have her or the dog. The right girl for you will not only love your dog, but may have a dog of her own! They can play together & be happy dogs making a happy intact family. You don't continue to date a girl who asks you to do the unthinkable!?! Dump her & keep the dog!
 southmeetswest
Joined: 4/26/2010
Msg: 289
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The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 8/27/2011 9:38:51 PM
If the cats shed on everything in site and the house smells like kitty litter and old people, i'm not staying over.

what i want to know is how did old people get into this grouping?
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 290
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 8/27/2011 10:31:40 PM
hooyahhh- There are not many people who can understand how much you love your pets unless they also love animals.
I have two dogs I adopted from the pound, if someone said, "it's me or the dogs', I'll say "nice to know you, see 'ya"
My suggestion-bring your dog up in conversation asap, if they say I don't like dogs/animals, then they aren't for you.
 Pingshooter
Joined: 3/15/2009
Msg: 291
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Posted: 8/28/2011 4:25:00 AM
14brody wrote;

Go with the dog, you will get loyalty, trust, and devotion.


Woof!
 --Zen--
Joined: 6/29/2011
Msg: 293
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 6:25:43 AM
Is this a joke? She had to be kidding. Was she blond? Like kind that offers handshake to a semi?
 viper1j
Joined: 11/30/2005
Msg: 294
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 7:04:35 AM

I agree.if a dog ever bites a child..It has sign'd it's own death warrant..No excuse period..


Sorry, the kid that sticks a sharp stick in my dog's eye will just have to learn to live with the scar. Same thing if they try to pull her tail when she's eating.


Now if you're in a serious long term relationship,and health issues come into the pic.
Sorry rover i love you and all but you gotta go..


On condition that she gets rid of her kid/grandkid when I say I'm allergic to them.

I raised two daughters, One of my dogs died 3 years ago at 20 1/2 years old. In the time I had that dog, I watched my daughters grow up, one got married, one went off to college, leaving the dog and me.

The dog never stopped needing me to fill her dish, spend time with her, or play with her. Right up until the very end, when she died while I was holding her.
 Archangel_07
Joined: 6/21/2010
Msg: 295
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 3:09:42 PM
Any female that were to say that to me about " The Dog (I have a Cat) or me " She's be gone faster than I throw a bag of garbage out the door. Don't let the door hit you on the back of the ass on the way out!
 VirtuallyLove
Joined: 9/8/2011
Msg: 296
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 3:18:54 PM
To offer a semi-contrarian view -

While I would regard any form of ultimatum, particularly early on a relationship, as unacceptable (assuming the ultimatum didn't involve health issues), my valuing of a pet would not even roughly approximate my valuing of a human partner. She comes first in all things.
 femaleconnection
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 297
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 3:52:56 PM

While I would regard any form of ultimatum, particularly early on a relationship, as unacceptable (assuming the ultimatum didn't involve health issues), my valuing of a pet would not even roughly approximate my valuing of a human partner. She comes first in all things.


I disagree...before attachment develops to a human you should ALREADY know that the human you are attached to is not into your pets at all.

I know within a half hour if someone is genuinly into dogs or not. You just know.

In early stages of dating, if you see your date showing signs she doesnt like being around your dog, then flush out the reason. If she doesnt like its behaviour, deal with it and move on.(ie do the work of owning a dog and train it to behave!) If you cant/refuse to deal with it, then break up with your date.
Its very simple.

Why would anyone who took on the responsibility of pet ownership purposely go down a road that leads to falling in love with a dog disliker when you are responsible for a dog? Talk about stupid, and reckless towards your responsibilities to that animal.

On Topic-I would also choose my pet. No exceptions. It is grossly unfair to give up on a pet that has lived with you for years, depends on you for everything. Older pets tend to not get adopted, end up being killed. I would lose ALL respect for a man who was willing to ditch his pet for me.

My dogs are well trained. My fathers family are all hunters, and all own gun dogs who work with the hunters. I have always been around dogs that looked to thier master for all direction and I have trained my dogs the same way, except for the hunting stuff. If anyone has an issue with them there isnt anything I can do to improve the situation. They are not in my bed etc...so the man would have to go if he didnt like my dogs as they are as good as any dog will ever be already. Why put yourself and your pets through that?
 statemachine500
Joined: 8/25/2011
Msg: 298
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 5:19:58 PM
Well first she wants you to get rid of your dog and then what?What follows that act?Most animal lovers feel at ease with other like minded people.
 five-marie
Joined: 7/31/2011
Msg: 299
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The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/6/2011 6:25:40 PM
I originally posted to this thread in 2010. I see not many agreed with me. I still think the op had a problem regarding his pet.
My ex once woke me up in the middle of the night to move over, he needed more room in the bed. I looked at our dog sleeping next to him, sprawled out over at least 1/3 of the bed. He would not move the dog, wake the dog, he woke me and made me move over.
We had a coffee table that had a wooden bottom. The dog would run through the table making claw marks on the wood. I tried to train him to stop. When our baby crawled through the same spot my ex said if the dog couldn't do it then the baby couldn't.
I think the point of this thread is being obsessed about pets/treating them better than people.
Most people love animals/their pets. I always did. I have also never had a problem with anyone's pet that I've since dated. (Sometimes I liked their pet better than them.)
If 3 women are giving the op that ultimation I think it's probably because he's a problem where his pet is concerned. Some people do become strangely obsessed with their pets.
 Pingshooter
Joined: 3/15/2009
Msg: 301
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Posted: 10/7/2011 4:16:19 PM

Don't let the door hit you on the back of the ass on the way out!


As opposed to you hitting the 'front side of the ass', before they leave?
 Archangel_07
Joined: 6/21/2010
Msg: 302
The Dog or the Girl?
Posted: 10/7/2011 4:18:06 PM
I am not obsessed with my cat. I feed her, love her and take care of her, I give my cat the basic necessities it needs. She's been there for me more than a lot of females upon here I'll tell ya that. When I have friends/date over my cat goes about her business doing it's own thing.
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