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to think that dog owners shouldnt assume that everyone else is a dog lover?

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urtwistingmymelonman Fri 21-Jun-13 06:15:23

when I bump into you in the park I don't want to have a soggy nose repeatedly pushed into my crotch.
when I come to your house for a cuppa I would prefer it if your doggy didn't keep trying to hump my leg.
and when im 17 weeks preggers I don't want a bloody great german shepherd jumping up at me pawing at me with his claws as if hes trying to bury a bone in me!
don't get me wrong,i like dogs and I think anyone who mistreats or neglects them should be hung,drawn and quartered but aibu to think that when this sort of behaviour is displayed said fluffball should be pulled of instead of doting owner giggling and rolling eyes at me in an isn't he adorable kind of fashion?

Aetae Fri 21-Jun-13 21:03:12

Orm, my dog's snoring but if he could be arsed doing anything other than sleeping he'd agree with yours grin

OrmirianResurgam Fri 21-Jun-13 20:50:53

I asked my dog. He said that if this is the standard of debate on an internet forum, he was quite happy to do without opposable thumbs. Then he gave me the last few answers to the Guardian crossword and spent 5 minutes licking his arse.

urtwistingmymelonman Fri 21-Jun-13 19:15:56

ok obi wan.
turn to the dark side I shall not.

Khaleasy Fri 21-Jun-13 19:11:31

I personally don't "get" people who don't like dogs.
Miserable feckers grin

(I understand how irratating a badly behaved dog is though, so I'm not questioning personal space here)

lljkk Fri 21-Jun-13 19:10:02

There are whole websites devoted to DogHaters. sad.

HoneyDragon Fri 21-Jun-13 19:08:39

We have a special topic for that. It's safe in there. But fgs do not start a step parenting thread in AIBU, you'll be charcoaled. grin

urtwistingmymelonman Fri 21-Jun-13 19:03:52

ok. ill think twice about starting a thread on step-parenting too then;)

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Fri 21-Jun-13 18:59:49 there's s fucking contentious issue. Eating them while shopping, cutted up for kids...

But no one complains when the fuckers are stamped on abd turned to wine.. grin

HoneyDragon Fri 21-Jun-13 18:53:25

We fall over with though

HoneyDragon Fri 21-Jun-13 18:53:04

Gins not.

We don't fall out over gin.

pictish Fri 21-Jun-13 18:52:23

Everything is a touchy subject on here. wink

HoneyDragon Fri 21-Jun-13 18:48:22

Oh yes grin you will learn padwan


Cat Shit

Parking spaces

How often children are bathed

When if ever children should eat chocolate if ever

ALL topics guarantee to force all the joy and sanity in the world to crawl up Mnetters bums and when there die.

urtwistingmymelonman Fri 21-Jun-13 18:41:14

only been mn couple of months.
didn't realise it was such a touchy subject.

HoneyDragon Fri 21-Jun-13 18:38:56


A thread about dogs on Mumsnet has upset people?

Quick now, Jeeves, fetch me my very surprised face.


propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Fri 21-Jun-13 18:29:04

Yanbu. I hate the horrible things brushing against me, my dc or my stuff. Yuk.

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 21-Jun-13 18:12:13

I don't care if you think your dog is the Dali Llama, just so long as you keep it under control and off of me and my kids.

The vast majority of dog owners do. smile

OneMoreChap Fri 21-Jun-13 17:59:54

Oh and btw I am not a troll; I genuinely dislike dogs and thus my views while unpalatable to some are sincerely held.

Sorry, it was just your attitude.

I don't like cats, but I don't make such a big deal about it, nor would I criticise generic cat owners or say I don't get them.

Evidently YMMV

PurpleSwift Fri 21-Jun-13 17:57:17

Meh. Aren't you also being unreasonable by assuming that all dog owners assume everyone is a dog lover...

urtwistingmymelonman Fri 21-Jun-13 17:47:46

oh wow.just got back in and switched on.
didn't realise my thread generate this much interest.

Wallison Fri 21-Jun-13 17:26:04

Oh and btw I am not a troll; I genuinely dislike dogs and thus my views while unpalatable to some are sincerely held.

Wallison Fri 21-Jun-13 17:22:44

Ah right. So I shouldn't be worried about 6.5 thousand bites requiring hospital treatment a year because sometimes people fall off ladders. I see. I shall tell that to the next tragic tot with its face chewed off by some fur-baby.

LtEveDallas Fri 21-Jun-13 17:20:33

A curly meerkat chickens? Now that I'd pay to see.

I'm sorry you didn't get my point Wallison, I thought it was quite clear. Statistically, there aren't that many dog bites compared to other injuries, or compared to how many dogs are actually registered in the UK. People are 'scared' of dogs but they are less likely to be hurt by them then other, more common causes, but that people arent scared of those other things.

Wallison Fri 21-Jun-13 17:14:33

How can you hide this thread, mrsjay? It truly is the thread that keeps on giving; I have been reading it open-mouthed and with all of the wonders that the internet can throw at us that is quite something.

D0oinMeCleanin Fri 21-Jun-13 17:13:17

Not upset.

I am at work tonight and then off for and whole, entire week. A full 7 days. It would take a lot to upset me today <starts singing Cheers to The Freaking Weekend badly>

Running out of vodka could do it. DH not bringing me caffeine later might do it, but MN won't.

I am well aware that MN has an opinion on pretty much everything I do with my children and dogs, happily, I couldn't care less.

mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 17:09:00

I didnt say anything I resent being called vile when i disagreed and pedantic when i know I wasn't I was actually interested how 1 person can call a dog a person and be so passionate about it this thread is bonkers and i was just illustrating how some people put their dogs first dooin I apologise if Iupset you or said anything you foundo ut of turn but as I said I didnt actually say anything , you did I am hiding this thread now as It has really wound me up

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