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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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The things friends/neighbors/family members say....

Not sure if it's just me, but I would love to hear if you guys get such reactions as these ones when people see you with your Hav':

"It's not a baby, it's a DOG, Alexa"

"It's bad enough that you are talking to the dog, do you actually expect him to answer when you ask him a question?"

my friend to my daughter who was the reason we even got a dog: "Well, Alison, I guess you have to get another dog since your Mom is obviously not willing to share this one..."

"Mom, you're a pushover......you cannot let him play the shoe snatching game with you...."

No words, just rolling eyes every time I tell anyone or they see that I bought Marley a carseat.

My husband (who does love Marley, but still thinks of dogs as the outside labs he had as a kid I think.... ) "the dog doesn't need to be on the bed", "the dog doesn't need to be on the couch", "when is the dog finally going to be potty trained", "the dog has more toys than any kid I know"...my answer to all of those is a corner smile and a nod of the head.

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Yeah, I get all that.. from my WIFE!!! lol

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Oh yea, I get every one of those!!!

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Ha ha hah ahhh ha. Yes i got one tonight from my Mother. i told her we got pet insurance $30 a month for both (I lied a little bit - it's more like $42) and she said
"you know we used to only go to the Vet every two years and if they got very sick we let them go..." and then she heard how she must of sounded and added "you don't want them to suffer" I was on a phone, but my lips was curled too...




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Yes, we get those too. Luckily we have two sets of friends who treat their pets like we do so they don't think we're nuts. I think our family members give us a pass since we don't have children. Something along the lines of , "Well, they couldn't have children so they treat their pets as their children." LOL, as if we would treat our pets any differently if we DID have kids!

Luckily DH and I are of the same mind when it comes to the girls. He has put his foot down thus far on the stroller idea though......

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We get lectured from family (mostly my parents).

Our friends are mostly dog people, so they get it.

Our neighbors are dog owners, but not dog people. We don't talk to them about dogs. It's too frustrating.

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I get a lot of those too. Including "Is that a FOUNTAIN for your dog?"

I have a coworker who works in a lab next to mine who found out that people in the US get insurance for their pets and he just couldn't believe it. When I said that some people can spend $5,000 or more on surgery for their dogs, he was very surprised and said "That's when you get rid of them and get a new one." Talk about holding your tongue...


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Although I wanted to add, I also get very good comments like:

"You will be a GREAT mom when you have kids, if you're this good to your dog."

"He looks like the happiest dog I have ever seen." - I LOVE this one!


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..... said "That's when you get rid of them and get a new one." Talk about holding your tongue...
GASP !!!!!! Oh Lina! You brave, brave woman!

Wanda wrote: "Our neighbors are dog owners, but not dog people. We don't talk to them about dogs. It's too frustrating."

I agree, Wanda! That's the best way of putting it. There are some people who "just" own dogs, but there are others (ahem) who are dog people like most of us here!

Alexa, we get those looks, comments and nudge, nudge, wink, winks too..... sigh... Sometimes I get offended and have to hold my tongue so I'm learning not to let the snide remarks get to me. I know which people to tell certain things to as well. Like that insurance, as Missy said. I won't tell everyone we know just how much we pay unless they also are dog people and will 'get it'. Sometimes it's just not worth the effort.

One of my sis was visiting from England this past summer (where she lives with hubby and 2 kids) and totally offended me by laughing at my dad and I while we were gabbing about our dogs. I was so angry that I told her off and made sure she knew that I didn't like what she said... some stupid thing about how "obsessed we were and they are only dogs" ! ARRRRRGGGGGHHH!!




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My family thought I was wacko long before I got these furbabies. This just let them know how right they were.

My daughter emailed a halloween picture of her two dogs to my son. His reply was "You and Mother have something wrong". So I emailed him a picture of Kodi and Shelby in their costumes.


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