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to think that I might love my dog too much. But that if loving him is wrong, I don't wanna be right?...

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HannahHorvath Sun 16-Mar-14 23:42:35

My little pooch is my handsome prince.
But quite frankly, he stinks, he's disobedient, he's naughty, he's still a complete pup at 21/4 years, he thinks he owns this place and all of us, he farts like a trooper, and he keeps me awake all night with his snoring when I am spooning him .... should I kick him out??

livingzuid Sun 16-Mar-14 23:44:25

Don't kick him out she says with dog curled up in bed at her feet! But maybe invest in some obedience and dog activity classes?

HannahHorvath Sun 16-Mar-14 23:48:18

No, sorry Living, ..... doggy says No...

He quite likes his life of total obliviousness..

.. but if you have a particularly stinky piece of jerky for him, he'll lick you. Maybe even sit.

TooOldForGlitter Sun 16-Mar-14 23:50:57

Don't kick him out. Do invest a bit of time in training. You love your pooch and training him will build your bond and give you so much more enjoyment. I love my dog so much it's ridiculous.

HannahHorvath Sun 16-Mar-14 23:57:50

I have tried to train him. But apparently he has the brain of a goldfish. He cannot remember things.

Fortunately for him, I love him to the point of petitioning human/canine marriage. I would see myself and dd on the streets long before him.

(He is small with useless teeth and no aggression - we/the world are safe btw)

livingzuid Sun 16-Mar-14 23:57:50


This angelic creature, curled up looking at me as if butter wouldn't melt right now, actually cocked his leg inside the flat on my coat yesterday afternoon. He's 2 1/2 and has never done that ever. For a supposedly toilet trained dog I was shock it was nearly a visit to the pound. But I couldn't do it. Love him far too much!

In case you were wondering, I chased him away from my coat before any damage was done and we went for a very long walk!

They can be sods can't they? But I wouldn't swap him. Now for a nice piece of jerkey he'd trade places with your pooch any day, faithless creature grin

HannahHorvath Mon 17-Mar-14 00:13:30

I think it must be an age thing. Mine has taken to cocking his leg against anything this last month or so.

I looked after my dsis' two a while back. The male was same age at the time. He (out of character) cocked his leg on my front door curtain, his 'sisters' head while she was number two-ing, and on my basket of washing. Worst of all it was wet washing, so I couldn't even sift out the good bits grin

Mine (same breed) has always been the well behaved cousin. Until now. Now he just wees and barks yaps at anything. I do hope this phase will pass soon. Or I'll ... complain on MN...

I fear he will sell us for the right price in jerky given the chance grin grin

HannahHorvath Mon 17-Mar-14 00:15:15

These are neutered dogs btw.

livingzuid Mon 17-Mar-14 00:57:37

Yes, ours is too and I wonder if we didn't leave it a bit late (10 months) to get them off. He is a jack Russell though so feistiness is to be expected.

Is it wrong that I felt relieved to read that you had experienced the same? grin I hope they do grow out of it! Mine has taken to growling and snapping at any poor dog wandering past since I became pregnant. Super protective. And now has his head on the pillow like a human. I guess dog trainers would discourage this, I must be a bad owner. In my defence dh loved it when as a puppy he'd sleep on Dh's pillow so he only has himself to blame!

We could have a race to see which dog grows out of it first. With a juicy bone at the end of it as a prize.......

Eastpoint Mon 17-Mar-14 04:18:05

Oh no, I have a neutered male who turns 2 in May. He is 25Kg of dog so peeling in the house would require a huge amount of clearing up. You're both scaring me.

BluBurd Mon 17-Mar-14 07:24:18

I got my rescue jack Russell a week ago. I was recently diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It's only been a week but I love my dog beyond belief already. He has helped me so much. It's hard not to smile with my cheeky, lovely, energetic pup about smile

Since I got him, I walk 4 miles a day, 2 at lunch and 2 in the evening. I haven't cried as much and when my kids are in school, he is my company as I have a fear of being alone.

He has changed my life and even though he farts all the time, harasses the cat, has a foot fetish, barks at anything that moves, randomly starts picking a fight with me and stalks the kids for food crumbs, I can't imagine a life without him smile

HannahHorvath Mon 17-Mar-14 10:02:33

Eastpoint - mine doesn't in house. Just my 'nephew' did. You may be safe grin mine just likes weeing over vertical things (outside) all of the time now, instead of just grass. He was still squatting for 50% until fairly recently.

BluBurd, your last paragraph could be mine grin Just swap the foot for elbows or socks.

I'm really glad to hear he is bringing some joy into your life. Not until you get a dog, can you truly appreciate the phrase Man's best friend.
Keep up the impressive walks, that alone can do wonders. I hope you start to feel an improvement soon, just getting diagnosed is a massive first step on the road to recovery/management. It sounds as though you found your guy just at the right time for you, and I too, can vouch for fact that doggies make excellent crying companions. Wishing you well for future. thanks

livingzuid Mon 17-Mar-14 10:18:20

I would go nuts without my JRT. He is my constant companion, bought for me my my dh when I was in a severe depressive episode (I have bipolar). Apparently the only word I could say at one point was 'doggie' when I couldn't say anything else. I'm not exaggerating when I say he has saved my life. He just knows how to snap me out of it by being cute or daft smile

Now I'm at 30 weeks waddling around he's very patient with me as he knows I can't go far. Waits for dh to get home and then he gets a good leg stretch if I haven't managed it.

Dogs are amazing. Really wonderful companions and have such an impact on health in a good way. Do wish he'd not be such a sod on accession grin but to be fair it's pretty rare. He's a good boy.

Shameless photo sharing opportunity smile

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 19:53:28

Ds shut the stair gate last night...meant DDog couldnt get to the loo... he pooped on the floor by me envy then peed on DHs headgrin little shit!

BluBurd Mon 17-Mar-14 19:57:48

grin Cunning! My pup peed on my sons duvet last night, just after I tucked my son in to sleep...and murdered a toy zebra this morning, before chasing the cat, barking at anyone that walked past the garden and popping the kids space hopper

Love that dog grin

Marylou62 Tue 18-Mar-14 08:44:21

Oh no!! You reminded me of something my beloved dog did at a friends....Bit of background... I was badly mauled as a child and was frankly terrified of dogs and they knew!! I was the one they all jumped on and sniffed my crotch. I just didn't know what to do with dogs but my DCs were desperate for a puppy. So I started to research/ask friends how to handle dogs....Fast forward 7 years ....Oh my...I cant believe how much I love the smelly, hairy thing!! He is actually very well behaved and for a springer, is very calm! But at a friends (she has a male dog too?) he cocked his leg and peed over a 4ft pile of clean folded washing!!From top to bottom, all soaked He has never done it since but was it embarrassing. I did take it all home and it cost me £10 in the launderette.

TheBody Tue 18-Mar-14 08:47:31

Bluburd that's a great post. animals are wonderful for helping. when I was a district nurse we used to take the dog to the local old people's home. stroking him actuality made them so happy. wonderful.

LividofLondon Tue 18-Mar-14 10:05:08

Obviously I have no idea what you feed him, but the BO unless it's because he's rolled in something unpleasant and farting could be diet related. My dog is on raw meat and veg and he rarely farts. He barely smells either. Seriously, I'd urge any pet owner to ignore the marketing hype and really look hard at what is in the food they're feeding their animals.

Latara Tue 18-Mar-14 10:11:25

I understand because I love my cat too - sometimes she's the only reason I bother to get out of bed in the morning.

She's currently upsetting the dog next door by hissing at her from under the fence; so the dog naturally growls and gets told off by her owner!

mrsjay Tue 18-Mar-14 10:18:02

I luffs my dog more than my children he is very naughty but he was a rescue had a rubbish start and has come on leaps and bounds since we got him dh wont let him in bed -bastard In the morning before everybody gets up he sits with his head on my lap and puts his paw out to be massaged blush my children are grown and i think i have substituted them for him grin

livingzuid Tue 18-Mar-14 10:22:36

I want another one! But DH says no, not until the baby is a bit older (currently pg). He's such a meanie. My dog needs a playmate....

livingzuid Tue 18-Mar-14 10:22:54

Love the pics by the way, please upload more smile

HannahHorvath Wed 19-Mar-14 11:41:39

I love the smell of my boy. It's like a mix of cheese puffs and digestive biscuits. Actually quite moreish. I find it very comforting.

The farts, not so much. But tbh they're not that frequent or horrendous that I'm concerned. It's more the comedy timing of them.
Same as belching. Usually when you are up close and whispering sweet nothings to him between kisses, is when he will do a massive belly belch. In. Your. Face.
Appalling manners really. He has definitely let himself go now that he owns us fully.


But the sweetest thing he does. Is manage to always have massive eye bogeys just as clean (white) sheets/covers have hit the bed, and likes to roll around on them to share the love.

I adore him. <sigh>

grin grin

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