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AIBU to think my dog needs lessons on how to be a good dog?

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JustHereForThePooStories Wed 08-Feb-17 20:04:53

Long story short but my husband was admitted to a psychiatric ward today. It's very tough and upsetting for all involved. I've tried to keep a stiff upper lip at work but I crumbled today and made a right fool of myself blubbering. All the way home all I could think about was getting to my house, and cuddling up with the dog.

She's barely looked at me all evening. She's asleep on the couch and if I try to sidle up to her, she gives me a hmm look, turns over, farts, and falls asleep again.

HolesinTheSoles Wed 08-Feb-17 20:06:32


YANBU sounds like you need some serious furry cuddles!

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Wed 08-Feb-17 20:08:32

Not BU at all! Is she part cat? I got back today to find buggerdug on the kitchen work top eating remnants of breakfast- they can be class buddies at 'Learn to be a dog school'

user892 Wed 08-Feb-17 20:08:40

YANBU, hope things improve OP... (once tried to cuddle my v.stand-offish cat when crying. Didn't go well).

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Wed 08-Feb-17 20:10:01

And you did not make a fool of your self! Don't think like that- gin flowers bear hugs in case dog doesn't paw the line!

Ilovecaindingle Wed 08-Feb-17 20:12:29

Where do you live? I could lend you a husky who will become your fur coat for the evening!

insan1tyscartching Wed 08-Feb-17 20:21:40

I can send you mine for a cuddle. he's on my shoulder and keeps licking behind my ear hmm
flowers for you.

JustHereForThePooStories Wed 08-Feb-17 20:27:53

Where do you live?

I'm not in the UK- does s/he have a pet passport?

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Sitting here sobbing and wondering how we'll get out of this bind.

Ilovecaindingle Wed 08-Feb-17 20:29:39

Please accept a virtual slobber from my husky. . . .

harderandharder2breathe Wed 08-Feb-17 20:30:21

Yanbu, dogs are supposed to give comfort to their owners, she's failing. I like PP suggestion that she's part cat.

My chihuahua could always be relied upon for cuddles! Whether you need them or not

luckylucky24 Wed 08-Feb-17 20:32:58

Hugs for you. Do you want to talk about your husband?

picklemepopcorn Wed 08-Feb-17 20:36:14

Perhaps your dog feels it's very important to keep an air of stability...
No, sorry, I'm reaching. He doesn't know how to be a proper dog!
I'd lend you mine, but he's loopy and also useless in a crisis.

RubyWinterstorm Wed 08-Feb-17 20:36:34

Is it a pointy hound? They are part cat, I swear! And hibernate in winter.

Sounds like you are having a rough time. Hope your DH is ok. Be kind to yourself...

RiversrunWoodville Wed 08-Feb-17 20:46:50

I send virtual hugs from me because all 4 of mine are all utterly useless in a crisis and the only one that ever gave furry cuddles was my late one eyed cat who knew exactly how a dog should behave (unlike any of these unrepentant mitts looking hopefully at me right now)
flowers and cake and hoping things get better

RiversrunWoodville Wed 08-Feb-17 20:47:16

Mutts not mitts ffs

Katy07 Thu 09-Feb-17 11:07:13

My dog ignores me when I'm crying but climbs all over me if I'm swearing at the football on the telly confused She doesn't seem to understand that upset = need for cuddles, frustrated = need for better football team.
But it's crap for you..... Hope it improves.

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