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

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urtwistingmymelonman · 21/06/2013 06:15

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?

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mrsjay · 21/06/2013 14:45

oh and while I am at it people who let their dogs jump all over humans is irresponsible

D0oinMeCleanin · 21/06/2013 14:46

And what 'everything' would this be? Hmm

Hercy · 21/06/2013 14:50

Yes, but is it really that strange for someone to put their dog before other people's children, for example? I wouldn't find it right if they were putting their dog ahead of their own children. But no one is saying that, we're talking about visitors.

LtEveDallas · 21/06/2013 14:54

The more humans I meet - the more I like my dogs.

MuttDog has never been passive aggressive, sarcastic, pedantic or vile to me (although her arse is indeed vile after a liver dinner).

RottDog was barky, growly, impossible to train but utterly utterly loyal and protective of her humans. Losing her tore my heart to pieces, and she still figures in our household in photos, videos and memories.

I wouldn't put MuttDog above DD in my affections. She's not my child and DD is my world. I would however put her above most other people. Dogs lives are uncomplicated on the whole. They don't try to pick fault or belittle others. They aren't human but Mutt is certainly better behaved than most children (and adults) I meet. Dogs are worthy of the same considerations as humans in a family setting - they give as much back.

I don't expect everyone to love dogs, that would be stupid. But I don't expect non-dog lovers to be vile to those that do, just because.

LtEveDallas · 21/06/2013 14:56

And I think mrsjay may be mixing Dooin up with another poster...

KittensoftPuppydog · 21/06/2013 14:56

Hello, just hoovered the whole of the downstairs and this is going on.
I don't think my dog is a baby. I never wanted one of them, always wanted animals.
I can call my dog a person if I like. Makes sense to me. She has a personality.
We are all animals and I think that human beings set themselves too highly above the other animals and this has led to our shockingly selfish abuse of the planet. Do you really still believe that god made the planet for us?
I don't mind if people think I'm daft, d0in, I've got to the age when I don't give a flying fuck what anyone thinks.
We can all choose who is important to us and who we put first in our lives. Nobody else gets to tell me that.

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 15:03

you and Antisecco chose to go all pedantic on her posts picking apart the wording to try and make Kittens look dumb

Well I take umbrage (she says coming back when she had promised to leave!) I absolutely did not do that, I was just having a laugh with her Kittens which she seemed to take in the intended spirit. Anyway Kittens just to put the record straight, I do not think you are dumb (a little 'out there' maybe but nothing wrong with that...and when peopel say similar of me I am chuffed) ) and I am very sorry if I gave that impression (which I apparently did....)

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 15:05

I wish had worn deelybobblers at my wedding. Alice's dress was fab.

See what I mean Doin ?

mrsjay · 21/06/2013 15:06

And what 'everything' would this be?

you know exactly what i mean,

Labradorwhisperer · 21/06/2013 15:06

My, how things have moved on since my first post.

I value the company of both of my dogs. I don't see them as people, because they are not, but they are both living things who depend on me and bring a great deal to my life.

I do find the anti dog posts on here to be generally quite narrow minded because not all dog owners are the same with respect to the boundaries they put in place for their dogs, but it still comes accross as the majority of non dog lovers on here think that we love living in filth, bagging up poop yet not throwing it away and assume that everyone loves our four legged friend as much as we do.

Some of the posts on here have been frankly, offensive and immature.

I, personally, am quite aware that there are people who are phobic of dogs with reason. I also am aware that a dog charging up to a child can be frightening. I have therefore fully trained both of my dogs to recall to me 100% and avoid off lead dog walking in crowded places.

By all means complain about the specific owner who has an unruly dog, just as I may moan to myself about the individuals who approach my dogs without checking first. But don't rant about owners/non owners in general.

D0oinMeCleanin · 21/06/2013 15:14

Ah, you mean that I won't rehome my dogs (whom my kids love) and their cat, to move them out of a safe, warm, furnished home into a substandard letting (because substandard is all we could afford) because I have been unhappy?

Nope, I still won't do that.

And FWIW things have been better lately, I have been eating better, exercising more, getting out and meeting new people, I have now have most weekends off, which has had a very positive effect on my mental health and general family life. I have accepted that because I work FT and have college and have the dogs and my own children and most of the neighbors children, most days that my life will never be quiet, my house will never be tidy and I won't have much 'me' time unless I relax my standards a bit. All I need now is for DH to realise that cooking me giant omelettes is not as helpful and washing up and cleaning the yard would be.

LtEveDallas · 21/06/2013 16:09

Woah MrsJ, low blow and Not On. There have been enough cuntish comments on this thread. Bringing a posters past across (as you and Katy have) is a shitty thing to do.

HoneyDragon · 21/06/2013 16:25

Threads like this make me want to go out and buy an elephant.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 21/06/2013 16:27

I want a little pony. I saw a man walking a very short horse in the park the other day. It stayed on lead, so I reckon its recall was shit.

HoneyDragon · 21/06/2013 16:29

I bet his sofa stinks chickens.

Or a shark, with wheels and an inverted snorkel attached to a water bag. I'd call him Mr Floofy.

D0oinMeCleanin · 21/06/2013 16:31

Dd1 wants to adopt a 'miniature pony', apparently they do exist and they are small enough to live in our yard Hmm

Makes a change from her asking for ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, fighting fish, tortoises, chinchillas and terrapins I guess. All of which can live her room and she will pay for and care for them all on her own and I am the double of Kate Moss, honest

HoneyDragon · 21/06/2013 16:32

What do you do with a miniature pony?

D0oinMeCleanin · 21/06/2013 16:35

Save it apparently. She saw an advert on TV and tells me they need saving. It bloody well would need saving if it came here, we have neither the space, time nor money for a pony, miniature or otherwise.

She believes her Avon money would cover it, which she already owes me and she owes me most of what she'll make next month too Grin

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 21/06/2013 16:35

I asked the man with the short horse, and he said it was a field companion for a big horse. I imagine that the big horse is totally freaked out and thinks it's a mutant, giant horse. The little horse probably thinks it is magic.

HoneyDragon · 21/06/2013 16:37

Are horse like fish? Can you I ly have so many of a certain size in a field, or they run out of oxygen?

HoneyDragon · 21/06/2013 16:37

Only. Soz.

LtEveDallas · 21/06/2013 16:43

DD wants a giraffe. Thankfully my mad dog lady friend has a dog that looks shockingly like a short necked giraffe (or maybe a lemur, or possibly the rat thing from ice age) so she is content.

Used to have a dog that looked like a meerkat - didnt say 'simples' though, sadly.

MarcelineTheVampireQueen · 21/06/2013 17:04

Im sorry I agree with bogey and the op, I dont get pets either. But putting dogs before people (at least ones you like) is a bit ridiculous I think we can all agree. ...

Wallison · 21/06/2013 17:06

Going back a bit, what point were you trying to make with your statistics about accidents in the home/on the road, LtEveDallas? I fail to see what relevance they have to the fact that close to six and a half thousand people need hospital treatment after dog bites, which I brought up on a thread about, erm, dogs.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 21/06/2013 17:06

The pup is mostly poodle so walks around on his back legs quite a bit. That's a bit like a meerkat.

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