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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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Antisecco · 21/06/2013 11:33

and unpleasant is in the nose of the beholder.

That is precisely what I was saying: I wasn't saying that people shouldn't keep dogs, just that this particular smell makes me feel ill so I avoid dog homes if I can. Is that not allowed?

HazleNutt · 21/06/2013 11:35

absolutely antisecco, I would prefer if people who didn't like dogs avoided my house.

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 11:35

Roshbegosh Beautiful return of PA lob. I love you too!

OrmirianResurgam · 21/06/2013 11:35

Totally antisecco - knock yourself out.

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 11:36

Great Hazle...we'll have to meet at some nice little hostelry on neutral territory. Looking forward to it Grin

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 11:38

Bloody hell such vitriol. FTR I have not said I don't like dogs...I do in fact...just that I have an innate aversion to the smell. So shoot me!

OrmirianResurgam · 21/06/2013 11:42

What vitriol?

LtEveDallas · 21/06/2013 11:43

lt you paid a grand for RABBITS are you nuts woman

No, no, didn't pay for them, we rescued them. They weren't supposed to cost us anything.

But £300 for hutch/run etc, £200 for spay/neuter, £150 for innocs, then another £300-£400 (forgotten exactly) to sort out the bite and subsequent infection when mum rabbit suddenly decided that buck was the beast from hell and attacked him (coming off worse) was NOT what I was expecting...

Hasitfallendownagain · 21/06/2013 11:45

I don't like dogs. Haven't really had a bad experience as a child, just don't like them. In fact I'm not that keen on any animal up close - I can appreciate their beauty and perhaps enjoy observing them at a distance (outside) etc etc that doesn't mean I want to interact with them or touch them, or smell them.

It's just how I feel, not a personal attack on you or your pet. I'm not sneering at dog owners, or thinking that people shouldn't be allowed to own dogs, or in fact making any moral or value judgement at all. I'm just saying, I don't like dogs. Not everyone likes the same things. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with people who dislike dogs, any more than there is anything wrong with people that do like them.

mrsjay · 21/06/2013 11:46

OH ok so the Rabbits were free pheww thought oh get her not just any old rabbits Grin pets cost a fortune

QueenofallIsee · 21/06/2013 11:46

Well OP now you know: for the folks that think their dogs the same as our children Shock and attack non dog lovers for their lifedown right stupidity at not allowing their life to be enriched by a four legged friend you will forever more be unreasonable. I am with you though, more daft dog owners than reasonable ones in my experience (and yes, i have a dog...a much loved family pet that is allowed to poo outside and eat from the floor i.e. not a child)

KatyTheCleaningLady · 21/06/2013 11:47

That's a lot of money to spend on an animal that doesn't yield much more meat than a chicken. Wink

KittensoftPuppydog · 21/06/2013 11:50

Fry, to me it's like not liking swimming. Fine, you don't have to do it, but it is one of life's joys. Seems a bit of a shame.
Katy, I wouldn't try that if I was you.
Rosh, so so glad you'd never want to be friends with me. You sound horrible.

Bogeyface · 21/06/2013 11:53

You may not think that the smell is unpleasant or over powering, but thats because you are used to it. I promise you, to those who dont live in doggy houses it is very strong and deeply unpleasant.

Antisecco · 21/06/2013 11:55

Rosh, so so glad you'd never want to be friends with me. You sound horrible.

Well I am going to use your words straight back at you Kitten ie

Fine, you don't have to do it, but it is one of life's joys. Seems a bit of a shame. 'cos Rosh sounds like a stand up kinda gal/guy to me!

KittensoftPuppydog · 21/06/2013 11:56

Bogey. How about this, WE DON'T CARE. Do not visit. Go away.

OneMoreChap · 21/06/2013 11:56


So bad tempered to each other.

Our house has multiple dogs. They know they are dogs, and are fed only dog food, only in dog bowls, only in one place.

They have run of the house unless we have visitors, in which case we will make sure visitors room is dog-clean and door shut. If visitors don't want dog in bedroom, told to keep door shut.

Dogs are allowed on our bed and living room furniture. Yes, if you visit us you will get some dog hair on you. No, we understand if you don't want to visit.

They are very noisy as they alert each other to visitors; kicking them would be unwise. Any callers to the door or tradesmen are told that we have dogs, and asked if the dogs need to be shut in.

If you visit with children, we'll happily introduce the dogs one at a time. If you child is terribly frightened of animals, we'll suggest we meet somewhere else - your phobia isn't our problem, but we'll prevent our dogs from bothering you.

KittensoftPuppydog · 21/06/2013 11:57

Well we are all agreed then. You don't want to be my friend, I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.

OrmirianResurgam · 21/06/2013 12:00

Not all non-doggy people. I have plenty of non-doggy friends who never appear to be overpowered by the stench. But they may be lying of course. I am perfectly prepared to accept there is a smell that is different to other smells but I don't think it's worse. Personal opinion of course. But to say that all doggy house 'stink' can't be true if a large proportion of the population don't seem to mind or even notice. They stink to you. I intensely dislike the smell of Macdonalds chicken nuggets - it makes me heave bringing it home in the car to my kids. But most people don't care one way of the other.

Bogeyface · 21/06/2013 12:02

Wow Kitten Nice to see that the money you paid to the charm school wasnt wasted!

Why so snotty? Doggy houses smell, thats a fact, why be snippy about it?

Bogeyface · 21/06/2013 12:04

Orm well I am speaking from my own experience of course, that I do find it very unpleasant and overwhelming, but I would never dream of saying that to the owner of the house I was visiting! "YUCK! Your house really SMELLS!" would not be the most polite thing to say :o

HazleNutt · 21/06/2013 12:06

All houses smell of something, I haven't managed to visit a totally odourless one yet. Matter of taste if dog smell is worse than smell of human sweat, diapers, damp, bleach or you name it.

OrmirianResurgam · 21/06/2013 12:06

Agree bogey. that would be v rude indeed. But i am guessing that I'd notice if any of my guests feel to their knees retching and gasping for breath Grin

KittensoftPuppydog · 21/06/2013 12:12

Bogey, Yes but I just don't care. I love her smell. and your opinion means nothing to me, as we would never go near each other in rl.
I would love to visit your house though, just the once, I'm sure I would have an opinion.
Which charm school did you go to bogey? I'd get a refund.

Aetae · 21/06/2013 12:14

This thread has degenerated a bit since I lay dropped in. Mainly as far as I can tell because people keep making blanket statements and refusing to listen to each other...

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