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Mrs Hinch and her dog

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SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:05

Hello! I’m not a dog owner but I follow Mrs Hinch who I absolutely adore and her gorgeous boys Henry (the dog) and Ron her son.

My worry is that I read on Mumsnet that dogs are pack animals - and Henry is treated like a human. He’s got his own bed (bedroom) and sits on all the furniture. She did a post yesterday where Henry was on the bed and baby Ron was holding his paw - it felt like Henry was the higher up being in the pecking order.

It might not be an issue with this dog but it gets me worried every time I see her post where the dog is being treated as an equal. I want to message her but I don’t know enough about dogs so might have it wrong!

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SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:06

Ie I want to message that it’s dangerous to allow the dog to feel this equal/have the power etc

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NC4NW123 · 13/10/2020 19:06

Best advice for this is... get a hobby

GreyishDays · 13/10/2020 19:06

Pack theory has been disproved.

JuliaJohnston · 13/10/2020 19:07

Bit rude, NC4?

SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:07

I should? I just wanted to ask just in case it wasn’t something she knew about but didn’t want to just in case I have it wrong.

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Nonamesavail · 13/10/2020 19:07

That dog has mega issues.

TheSpottedZebra · 13/10/2020 19:08

Write it in some dirt then clean it up.
The message will definitely get to her, just like letters get to Santa.

SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:08

Thanks @GreyishDays

@NC4NW123 I’ll take it you’re having a bad day!

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NC4NW123 · 13/10/2020 19:08

Yes sorry was a bit rude, I agree with you in principle, I hate dogs around kids but I would mind my own business in this scenario.

SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:10

@TheSpottedZebra I can message her on insta to say I’m worried. That’s all.

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Fridgeandkitchen · 13/10/2020 19:14

She’s had this before. Many many many times. Every aspect of her life is pulled to bits by people exactly like you.

Concentrate on yourself. If it bothers you that much unfollow her.

I am sure she doesn’t need your worry.

AntiSocialDistancer · 13/10/2020 19:14

Pack theory has been dispelled. I'm not entirely sure Mrs Hinch would appreciate a nobody with zero qualifications cricitising her parenting. I'm sure you mean well but she gets thousands of comments and yours will not hold any value.

Go join the vipers on Tattle who will agree with you Grin

AntiSocialDistancer · 13/10/2020 19:16


Write it in some dirt then clean it up.
The message will definitely get to her, just like letters get to Santa.

boarboar · 13/10/2020 19:19

Pack theory has been disproved.

Your opinion has no weight because 1)she hasn't asked for it 2)it isn't even based in any knowledge or expertise.

Please don't message people essentially criticising their parenting and judgement when you have nothing helpful to say.

GingerFoxInAT0phat · 13/10/2020 19:19

Pack theory is not used anymore. I’ve seen the stories (and also have the same breed) and they all look happy to me.

Wolfiefan · 13/10/2020 19:20

Pack theory is rubbish.
You don’t know this woman. Don’t send her a creepy message from a stranger. Confused

Smellbellina · 13/10/2020 19:22

If you messaged her OP, do you think that would make a difference?

CatsAndEyeliner · 13/10/2020 19:23

She has nearly 4million followers. Imagine how many messages she must get in a day.

AuntieSocia1 · 13/10/2020 19:25

@SalterWatcher I feel bad for you, you want to act like her friend and all you are is a customer. The fact you 'adore' them and feel compelled to share a random thought based on zero facts just goes to show how powerful these influencers can get and the access they have to peoples minds (& purses)

I can guarantee she has plenty of friends and family who would have raised this with her, I don't say any of this to be cruel but a dose of reality may actually be of comfort. You are not responsible for this.

SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:25

Well I thought pack theory was a thing thanks for letting me know.

I think she would expect messages she invites people into her life - I don’t have a problem with that - it was out of genuine concern.

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LaurieFairyCake · 13/10/2020 19:27

I think once you start thinking about messaging strangers on Instagram you do need to focus on your own life

I can't imagine ever messaging someone I don't know Confused

Smellbellina · 13/10/2020 19:28

Unless she has confided in you or asked you out for coffee/round for dinner she really hasn’t invited you into her life OP, she just makes money out of you viewing her pics, you’re not friends.

SalterWatcher · 13/10/2020 19:29

I’m not stupid I’ve got plenty of friends!
I genuinely felt concerned what’s wrong with that?

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Purpledaisychain · 13/10/2020 19:30

My dog is part of the family. She doesn't have her own bedroom or furniture because that is bonkers but she does sleep on my bed/sit on the sofa.

You don't know this woman and you by your own admission, you don't know much about dogs. If there is one thing that really annoys dog owners, it is being lectured by people who don't have a dog and don't know anything about them.

Smellbellina · 13/10/2020 19:31

The fact you thought she should care!

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