Things you dislike about owning dogs

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  1. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I hate dog food. I really do. I dread any time we have to do a food switch. I sometimes want to just feed Purina and be done with it. :rofl1:

    Also agility politics. I now get somewhat of what people that show their dogs have to deal with.
     
  2. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    Trying to move. Food bills. Not being able to stay in bed for 24 hours at a time... lol.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Moving/finding dog friendly rentals is the biggest one.

    Dog hair on all of my black work clothes. I guess that's partially my fault for having white dogs...
     
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    My least favorite thing is probably the stress caused by other people interacting with/taking care of my dog, I'm always afraid something will go wrong or that they'll do something wrong and cause a problem. It's especially difficult when I don't even live with him, I'm always wondering if my parents have done something to make his behavior worse.
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Feeding Teagan fish. I just hate it. The smell is just ewww!
     
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    Picking up the yard? I guess?

    I don't know, my guys are pretty much just fun for me. I have it easy I suppose!

    What sort of political issues are you seeing in agility? I've been pretty impressed by the lack of it myself, but I also pretty much trial with the same group of people all the time.
     
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    I hate trying to get my dogs to eat. They are so **** fussy, but Lucy is the worst. She gives me the 'I'm starving' look, then takes one sniff of her dinner and goes back to bed, to look sad some more. I really hate that.

    I also hate walking them in the hurricane strength wind and rain! And picking up turds, that is also super nasty.
     
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    elegy overdogged

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    It's going to cost me almost $1000 to board my three while we're on vacation in April, which doesn't really thrill me. Plus the huge amount of anxiety I'm going to have about them the whole time we're gone.

    Barking. Not a fan of barking. This means you, Steven.

    And when Harv used to follow Luce around the backyard with his mouth open, waiting for her to poop, and then would come in the house and vomit it back up on the carpet? I didn't enjoy that, either.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Poop. If they could, like, not poop.. yeah that would be awesome. :)
     
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    I think the having to leave him part. LOL. I don't really like to leave him, and would love if he could always just be with me but, well, life happens and he can't be with me 24/7. But even when I really want to go somewhere and go away and have fun, I always have him in the back of my mind, and it makes me want to get him sooner than I would if I didn't have a dog to get home to, ya know?
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    I dislike that I am lazy but my dog, and all the dogs I'm interested in, are not lazy.

    Basically I dislike anything that takes away my right to lay around all day :p
     
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    Hmmmm...well Coco's poops are tiny actually so their not to nasty,but I really hate when she eats a hair or something and I have to assist with pulling it out :S
    Also her heat generally made me feel "EUGH".
    I hate when people are staring at you and the dog,and then want to stroke and talk,and poke and molest her whilst telling me she needs a coat on.
    Oh and I know its not fair on everyone else but if we could just live in a world where dogs where welcome everywhere (within reason) then that would be great.
     
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    The worry that they will get hurt/sick. I hate the way I feel when I see one of the dogs come up on three legs or aren't feeling well or something of that sort.

    And the politics overall.
     
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    This too.It's the scariest thing.
    Also dealing with their death,I can't imagine...
     
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    Yeah... I think that's the worst part of. Their relatively short lifespans. If they could live for like, I dunno, maybe 40-50 years... or just immortal. Yeah.
     
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    that their lives are too short. I hate celebrating my dogs' birthday knowing another birthday means one less year I have with them.
     
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    This. LOL
     
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    Oh, well that is easy. I've told Meg, in no uncertain terms, that she will be living to at least 30. And she always does what she is told.

    I haven't made such an agreement with Gusto yet, as I am not entirely certain he isn't some bizarre, funny, adorable demon here to eat my soul at some point. I want to be sure about that before I make any sort of pact with him.
     
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    Oh god, Backup head butted Sloan when she was jumping after a ball yesterday and the fact she came back 3 legged and refused to sit tight the rest of the evening terrified me all night. Ugh.
     
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    Not being able to have lie ins. All my friends are going on about how they got to sleep in till 1 or 2pm and I'm like "yeah ... My puppy let me stay in bed till 8am does that count?" (I was thrilled). I can't wait until Aura can hold it as long as the others but for a 4 month old she's doing fab!
     

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