Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Pops2, Dec 8, 2011.
Yeah, I knew I was being played.
In all honesty, I would just bring the dog home. Even if it was temporary. Dogs like the Dogo could so easily end up in the wrong hands and even if your wife would not allow you to keep her, at least you would beable to find the right home for her.
Pops, keep us updated will yah oh and pictures are a must FYI!
obviously you've never been married to a woman
She is one, so I think that qualifies her better.
even worse, she has no idea what it's like to live with herself :rofl1:
i'm joking of course. My wife is a thousand times more forgiving than me, but i still like to tease her.
I brought home a dog for training, it's been almost 2 years now You could always try that route.
Listen to her reasons and if you have valid arguments talk it out reasonably. If not, maybe you shouldn't be bringing home the dog?
-sincerely a woman.
1. Dress the dog up in a pink bonnet and a dress, and tell her you adopted a baby as a surprise. When you take the clothes off and reveal it is a dog, it will seem like an upgrade.
2. Cut out black circles from cardboard and tape them to his ankles. Put him in the garage and claim you got one of those super fuel efficient SmartCars.
3. Paint all your walls white before you bring him home and teach the dog to stand still against the wall and close his eyes on the cue "What do you mean, where did that dog come from?".
4. Put red paint on the dog. Hide him and yourself behind a tree. When she is backing out of the driveway, thump the back of her car with something and chase the dog out from behind the tree. Clearly the only way she can repay the poor dog she injured is to give him a loving home forever!
well she was talking about having me finish the rest of the basement (built in bookcases, kitchenette & another bathroom on top of framing & drywall). i started thinking intently. she asked what i was thinking about. i told her i was trying to figure out how many dogs & how much nookie i could get out of this project. she said i would get plenty of nookie
her main concerns are having to take care of them in my absence (illness rarely stops me from taking care of the dogs) which is a real possibility due to military obligations. she has expressed concern over being able to control Olive. to which i always point out that she avoids interacting with her which is why she doesn't listen to her. i also encourage her to join me in walk, play & training. she has just not been a hands on dog person since we lost Jack 5 years ago.
ETA i'm still checking out the dogo trying to decide if i even want to take on this fight. i just feel like i need to prep the battleground in case i decide i want him.
To be completely fair, if you're going away here and there and she already has her hands full it may be best to hold off and assist in finding an alternative home for the dog.
I know I can only handle so much before I lose my mind and it's unfair to the dogs to have a mindless owner. lol
She has as strong case there, I must say. However, if that is her main concern, I do think the idea of a temporary foster situation to start would work. Give her time to see if she can handle it, bonds to him, etc.
You guys have no idea how funny this was to come home to read
And I too have done that RTH. Enzo is still here, three years later
I agree with the foster thing--let experience what it is like to have the dog the mix and go from there. As far are your absences, long are you typically gone? Can your kids help?
DH had a hard time getting Jack to respect (or often even acknowledge he was addressing him) during Jack's adolescence. He loves the dogs, but not in a super hands in way other than playing with them. I ended up signing Jack up for obedience class and having DH handle him during class and that really helped.
If you are only gone for a few weeks at a time you could always tell her to just put her bug girl panties on and deal with (and let me know how that works for you-lol). Seriously though, there have been occasions-after I had my appendix out it was a 6 week period-where DH (who grew up in the city and is NOT a horse person) took care of my horse like a trooper....sometimes in marriage we just gotta do those things.
The only pet DH could really get that might be an issue for me is a snake. If he really wanted one I would still let him get it, but he would have to find a snake sitter for when he was gone for business, because I just can't do snakes....
Wow... All this time I thought you WERE a woman :yikes:
I am so lucky to be single
Well, wait -- luck had nothing to do with it, I know when to say "No."