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2012-07-31 09:07:06 PM

NotARocketScientist: Oh... and maybe you shoulda thoughta that before you got him or her.

Sounds like the biggest problem was insufficient research before getting the dog. Smaller dogs are less intrusive, most breeds don't drool, short haired dogs don't have so much of a shedding problem, more independent dogs are not as likely to get separation anxiety and chew things. Also giving the dog something of his own to chew on may spare the woodwork.

I once heard a lady tell me she could tell her dog was sad because she missed her puppies. I refuse to believe an overly attached owner can tell the difference between excitement and fear. Once you start assigning motive to an animal you have left the realm of reality.

Excitement is when the dog's tail is up, he barks short, crisp sounds and sometimes spins in circles.
Fear is when the dog crouches down with it's tail between it's legs, whines and tries to hide.

So similar! I can see why you wouldn't believe it is possible to tell the difference.


Heehee. This.
 
2012-07-31 09:09:52 PM
Even equivicating the two means you value other people less than you should. A relationship with people, in person, should make you happiest. The misery of a human being should concern you more than any animals. You and every person are capable of something unique in the animal kingdom. Your failure to recognize it screams social or mental issues.

People go to great lengths to make themselves miserable. They usually have the means to fix the problems themselves but would rather wallow in self pity. I have no sympathy for problems/misery they made themselves. Animals have no notion of self pity. When they are miserable, there is a real reason that they can do nothing about. The difference between caring for a miserable animal and a miserable person is that the animal is truly in need, where odds are good that the person is trying to manipulate you.

As for a relationship with people, when I can deal with someone as straight forward and non-manipulative as my dog, I have a great time with them. Unfortunately most people are not like that, and bring self inflicted emotional baggage, and ulterior motives with them.
 
2012-07-31 09:12:18 PM

NotARocketScientist: Oh... and maybe you shoulda thoughta that before you got him or her.

Sounds like the biggest problem was insufficient research before getting the dog. Smaller dogs are less intrusive, most breeds don't drool, short haired dogs don't have so much of a shedding problem, more independent dogs are not as likely to get separation anxiety and chew things. Also giving the dog something of his own to chew on may spare the woodwork.

I once heard a lady tell me she could tell her dog was sad because she missed her puppies. I refuse to believe an overly attached owner can tell the difference between excitement and fear. Once you start assigning motive to an animal you have left the realm of reality.

Excitement is when the dog's tail is up, he barks short, crisp sounds and sometimes spins in circles.
Fear is when the dog crouches down with it's tail between it's legs, whines and tries to hide.

So similar! I can see why you wouldn't believe it is possible to tell the difference.


Not only are you not a rocket scientist, your not even capable of reading an article. The symptom was shivering, which was the only symptom the lady described. I have seen many small energetic breeds shiver when seeing an owner. And yes, sitting in a secluded spot. She should leave the guy because she doesn't trust him, the dog is ancillary.
 
2012-07-31 09:14:50 PM

NotARocketScientist: So similar! I can see why you wouldn't believe it is possible to tell the difference.


Okay smart guy... figure this one out.

I just got in from playing golf on a Saturday... my dog is sitting on the couch watching Lifetime like nothing is wrong... but not really talking to me either. I can't tell if he's just engrossed in what he's watching or pissed that I blew off brunch with his mom and biatch sister to go play golf.

So the question is...

Oh... wait... my dog wouldn't do that.

Nevermind.
 
2012-07-31 09:16:26 PM

NotARocketScientist: Even equivicating the two means you value other people less than you should. A relationship with people, in person, should make you happiest. The misery of a human being should concern you more than any animals. You and every person are capable of something unique in the animal kingdom. Your failure to recognize it screams social or mental issues.

People go to great lengths to make themselves miserable. They usually have the means to fix the problems themselves but would rather wallow in self pity. I have no sympathy for problems/misery they made themselves. Animals have no notion of self pity. When they are miserable, there is a real reason that they can do nothing about. The difference between caring for a miserable animal and a miserable person is that the animal is truly in need, where odds are good that the person is trying to manipulate you.

As for a relationship with people, when I can deal with someone as straight forward and non-manipulative as my dog, I have a great time with them. Unfortunately most people are not like that, and bring self inflicted emotional baggage, and ulterior motives with them.


It is all about you. Got it.
 
2012-07-31 09:20:09 PM
Phins SmartestFunniest 2012-07-31 07:40:42 PM


Gdalescrboz: I'm also going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until, ya know, i've at least heard both sides of the story before i paint this guy as a terrible person like some people already have

What part of "dog is locked in the bathroom shivering" makes you think the guy is okay and there's some "reasonable" explanation? Or that the dog pees when it sees the guy?

I have been around a lot of dogs that pee when other people are around, and lots of small dogs shiver for no reason. Really dude, have you been around very many dogs? I can't believe you are so easy to believe anything you hear, "oh, the dog was locked in a room shivering? He must beat the shiat out of it...probably starves it too." I bet you went to a lot of Obama rallies too huh?
 
2012-07-31 09:20:41 PM

NotARocketScientist: Even equivicating the two means you value other people less than you should. A relationship with people, in person, should make you happiest. The misery of a human being should concern you more than any animals. You and every person are capable of something unique in the animal kingdom. Your failure to recognize it screams social or mental issues.

People go to great lengths to make themselves miserable. They usually have the means to fix the problems themselves but would rather wallow in self pity. I have no sympathy for problems/misery they made themselves. Animals have no notion of self pity. When they are miserable, there is a real reason that they can do nothing about. The difference between caring for a miserable animal and a miserable person is that the animal is truly in need, where odds are good that the person is trying to manipulate you.

As for a relationship with people, when I can deal with someone as straight forward and non-manipulative as my dog, I have a great time with them. Unfortunately most people are not like that, and bring self inflicted emotional baggage, and ulterior motives with them.


You blame people for their animal failures more then non-humans. You consider your pet less manipulative then people. You compare human intentions to your pet, yet you don't think they are capable of recognizing it. You are confused. People are different, yes. But so are animals. Please go seek help for your socialization issues. It's not healthy.
 
2012-07-31 09:22:28 PM
my ex-gf had a bird... a green cheek conure. That farking bird hated me. All I asked was that she leave it in its cage when I came to visit... but no. she had to let it out all the time. Bites, getting shiat on... couldn't take it anymore and I vented my frustration at her roomie... I guess that made me an asshole.

"okay, we're finally ready to leave to go out"
"oh well, your bird shiat on the only clean shirt I had..."

"good morning babe"
"'morning... time to let the bird out"
"FARK IT'S TRYING TO EAT MY TOES"
 
2012-07-31 09:25:50 PM

Gdalescrboz: I have been around a lot of dogs that pee when other people are around, and lots of small dogs shiver for no reason.


my mom's dog gets so excited he pee's on my feet everytime i see him (well on my hand once because he rolled over and i thought he wanted belly rubs and then he decided to pee) apparently i am the only person he does that too and the only person for whom he will forsake sleepingon my moms bed in favor of mine. i bet if i saw him more often i'd be less exciting
 
2012-07-31 09:31:10 PM

spentmiles: I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs, I think you'd agree. That being said, I don't put up with much when it comes to relationships. I started dating this woman I met at speed dating a few months ago. We went out a few times, always meeting in public before going back to my place, so I didn't know much about her home life. After my experience, I can add one more question to my screening e-mail: Do you have any pets?

This lady had a 180 pound Rottweiler. Mind you, she was 100 pounds, well maybe not that fat but definitely small. The first time I walked into her apartment, the dog comes tearing at me, snarling, slobbering, teeth snapping. I kicked it in the face which bought me enough time to get back out the door. I didn't want to go back in, but the woman demanded that I apologized to the dog whom she said I startled. I went in and the big Goliath was sitting there growling at me. I don't take shiat from dogs so I kicked it in the face again, knocking it unconscious. The woman lost her shiat and started bawling so I screamed at her to shut up and raised my open hand, which seemed to calm her down.

Then the dog came to and was instantly in attack mode. It lunged at my throat and latched onto my chin. I started uppercutting it as hard as I could in the gut. That wasn't working, so I reached down, grabbed its balls, and squeezed them as hard as I could. The dog let go of my face just long enough for me to spin kick it out the sliding glass door. It tumbled over the balcony, fell into the parking lot where it was crushed by an arriving garbage truck.

I told the woman, who was bawling about the dog and didn't seem to care that my head was nearly torn off, that I didn't want to see her anymore. Suddenly I was this big monster. Well, life's too short for bull crap, so I bid her good day.


Hey maddox, welcome to fark. Your website was pretty funny back in 2003ish.
 
Oak
2012-07-31 09:36:30 PM
Dog.
 
2012-07-31 09:41:15 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."


But word is Hitler treated his dogs really well.
 
2012-07-31 09:49:49 PM
Ok, the dog is telepathic, courageous and lovable. But just maybe, since she wrote this from her point of view, just maybe mind you. Could it be that all three are a bit psychotic?
 
2012-07-31 09:53:41 PM

Theaetetus: Latinwolf: FTA:
I adopted my Jack Russell terrier mix eight years ago from our local humane society. She is the sweetest dog. She usually ends up loving most men, but my boyfriend of two years has been a different story.

I'd bet you'd get an interesting data point if you asked her (i) the average heights and weights of the men she dates, and (ii) the height and weight of this guy.


This. I used to work for a guy who had the sweetest basset hound he'd adopted. Well, it was normally sweet, but if you were a tall, dark-haired guy with a beard or moustache, that dog was going to try its level best to separate your nuts from the rest of you. Tall, fair-haired guys, no problem. Short, dark-haired guys, no problem. Clean-shaven guys, no problem. But God help you if you had the right combo of attributes. Not exactly hard to figure out what her previous owner had looked like.
 
2012-07-31 09:55:33 PM

URAPNIS: StranahansBarracuda: Next time get a shorthair breed without jowls. Voila, much less shedding and minimal drool puddles. Also, rescue an older dog so no chewing. I heartily recommend greyhounds. Minimal shedding, quiet, great personalities and as rescues, most are past the puppy phase.


Sheds once a year, for 365 1/4 days.

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Very happy that there is no slobber.


Total cutie :) Mine really didn't shed much. I guess every dog is different or brindle hair is less noticeable.
 
2012-07-31 09:56:54 PM
I'm not a dog person, but yeah, seriously...the dog.

Masso: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

But word is Hitler treated his dogs really well.


If a person treats animals or humans badly, then they are pieces of crap. How about that?
 
2012-07-31 09:57:44 PM

TsarTom: Dog

This.

Look closely at what your marriage would look like:

When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. He yells at her constantly. He bans her from chairs, couches and rooms. Sometimes I come home early, and he has locked her in the bathroom. When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.


There is usually an azzhat in every thread and in this one you're it.

And with the Boobies, too.

Amazing.

Keep in mind, though, that it's better to have the dog in a crate on the roof of a car than on a serving platter with some fava beans and nice chianti.

YOUR candidate eats dogs; Romney takes his on vacation.
 
2012-07-31 10:02:35 PM

Theaetetus: Latinwolf: FTA:
I adopted my Jack Russell terrier mix eight years ago from our local humane society. She is the sweetest dog. She usually ends up loving most men, but my boyfriend of two years has been a different story.

I'd bet you'd get an interesting data point if you asked her (i) the average heights and weights of the men she dates, and (ii) the height and weight of this guy.


Interesting point. Also the facial hair status. And, from experience of my mutt, whether he carries a cane or umbrella, or perhaps constantly rides a bike (admittedly the last one is unlikely in the house).
 
2012-07-31 10:16:00 PM

StranahansBarracuda: URAPNIS: StranahansBarracuda: Next time get a shorthair breed without jowls. Voila, much less shedding and minimal drool puddles. Also, rescue an older dog so no chewing. I heartily recommend greyhounds. Minimal shedding, quiet, great personalities and as rescues, most are past the puppy phase.


Sheds once a year, for 365 1/4 days.

[i108.photobucket.com image 262x465]

Very happy that there is no slobber.

Total cutie :) Mine really didn't shed much. I guess every dog is different or brindle hair is less noticeable.


Then again, she's not a Greyhound by any means.
 
2012-07-31 10:24:37 PM
Simple choice... Keep the Dog. The Dog will always be loyal, and will watch over you.

/Yes, the Dog is very annoying....
//Strangely, I don't own a dog, but I was saved by my housemate's dog, a JRT., who likes to visit...
///Okay the dog once bit the shiat out of me... but I did piss off the dog by stopping breathing... Dog didn't like that I fell ill.. Took action.
 
2012-07-31 10:31:41 PM

assalon5: Ok, the dog is telepathic, courageous and lovable. But just maybe, since she wrote this from her point of view, just maybe mind you. Could it be that all three are a bit psychotic?


In fact, I think it might be all her
 
2012-07-31 10:31:56 PM
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,he will not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man"

Mark Twain
 
2012-07-31 10:39:15 PM
I knew a very sweet, dumb Lab that belonged to my roommate. She was dating this guy who seemed kind of shady, because every time he was alone with the dog, the dog would yelp. It was obvious to me that he was doing something to the dog, but he always denied it. And the dog would still go sit by him.

Then one day he knocked out three of my roommate's teeth. He'd never even raised his voice at her before that (she said, anyway.)
 
2012-07-31 10:46:36 PM
The derp is strong in this thread.
 
2012-07-31 10:48:23 PM
If your dog hates someone, run.

If your cat hates someone... it's anybody's guess.

/I've never been without a cat longer than six months
//Take my word for it, you can't trust them
///And yet, the only thing standing between me and being a crazy cat lady is that I'm too lazy to care for more than one or two at a time
 
2012-07-31 10:48:35 PM

spentmiles: I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs, I think you'd agree. That being said, I don't put up with much when it comes to relationships. I started dating this woman I met at speed dating a few months ago. We went out a few times, always meeting in public before going back to my place, so I didn't know much about her home life. After my experience, I can add one more question to my screening e-mail: Do you have any pets?

This lady had a 180 pound Rottweiler. Mind you, she was 100 pounds, well maybe not that fat but definitely small. The first time I walked into her apartment, the dog comes tearing at me, snarling, slobbering, teeth snapping. I kicked it in the face which bought me enough time to get back out the door. I didn't want to go back in, but the woman demanded that I apologized to the dog whom she said I startled. I went in and the big Goliath was sitting there growling at me. I don't take shiat from dogs so I kicked it in the face again, knocking it unconscious. The woman lost her shiat and started bawling so I screamed at her to shut up and raised my open hand, which seemed to calm her down.

Then the dog came to and was instantly in attack mode. It lunged at my throat and latched onto my chin. I started uppercutting it as hard as I could in the gut. That wasn't working, so I reached down, grabbed its balls, and squeezed them as hard as I could. The dog let go of my face just long enough for me to spin kick it out the sliding glass door. It tumbled over the balcony, fell into the parking lot where it was crushed by an arriving garbage truck.

I told the woman, who was bawling about the dog and didn't seem to care that my head was nearly torn off, that I didn't want to see her anymore. Suddenly I was this big monster. Well, life's too short for bull crap, so I bid her good day.


You have done much better. I award you no points.
 
2012-07-31 11:20:02 PM

Jim_Callahan: TsarTom: Same kinda guy who would make the family dog ride cross-country in a crate strapped to a station wagon.

Serious response: you do realize that that's how one typically transports a dog for long trips, right? Stick them in a dog-crate, strap it to the top of the car or leave it in the bed, every couple hours stop at a rest stop so it can run around occasionally. Dogs never like this, but they like being left behind for a month or two at a time even less.


SINCE farkING WHEN? I have never known ANYone to strap their dog to the top of the car like that. Either in the car loose or in the car caged, but not caged and tied to the top of the car. WTF is wrong with you?
 
2012-07-31 11:29:36 PM
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2012-07-31 11:38:55 PM

nunpunter: 2 Replies: Molavian: Gunny Highway:
When it comes to life and death, it's team people, every time..


With that comment right there, you just proved that you are part of the problem in America and should kindly remove yourself via the closest bullet.

/humans ain't farking sacred asshole
 
2012-07-31 11:42:48 PM

WhippingBoy: Pray 4 Mojo: WhippingBoy: SchadenFraud: WhippingBoy: Pray 4 Mojo: WhippingBoy: My wife has a dog. He's a good dog; I actually don't mind him.
What I hate beyond anything though is the fact that we own him; the walls are covered with drool, the carpets are covered with hair, the baseboards are all chewed up, the car stinks.
What's the best way to convince her to get rid of it?

1st thought is... so why did you marry her?

2nd thought is... you ever thought about maybe cleaning your house and car?

1. I married her because I love her. She didn't have a dog when we were married, and I never grew up with dogs so I didn't know what to expect when she begged me to get a dog.
2. I spend half of my Saturdays cleaning up after the stupid thing. The problem is it's constantly drooling and shedding.

You might want to consider talking to a veterinarian. Shedding can be decreased by regular brushing and bathing, and the drooling might be an indicator of a mouth or tooth problem. Baseboard/wall chewing is generally a sign of a bored dog.

I think you're missing the point here...

1. Reasonable... and you're a good dude for letting her get the dog.

2. Maybe your wife needs to help... and also seriously needs to brush/clean the dog.

And what is the point?

There's a fail somewhere between you, your wife and your dog. The dog is just being a dog... so... that leaves... ?

The point is that I don't want the dog in my house. At all. Far more frequent grooming might improve the situation somewhat, but it won't fix it completely.


Cool, then you are the problem then. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2012-07-31 11:49:28 PM

my lip balm addiction: nunpunter: 2 Replies: Molavian: Gunny Highway:
When it comes to life and death, it's team people, every time..

With that comment right there, you just proved that you are part of the problem in America and should kindly remove yourself via the closest bullet.

/humans ain't farking sacred asshole


How am I part of the problem? I'm on team people. Why don't you go off into the woods with a pack of wolves, if you value animal companionship above human. I never said humans are sacred, but if you happen to be a human, and you take the side of an animal, you are a farking retard.
 
2012-08-01 12:00:13 AM

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2012-08-01 12:01:38 AM
The woman is right to be concerned about the dog. She has a live-in (I'm assuming, since he's there when she gets home from work) boyfriend that is keeping a breed of dog known for being energetic in a bathroom for who know how long. He yells at the dog. He doesn't seem interested in the dog's well-being beyond making sure it's let out of the bathroom before the woman gets home.

Whether or not the dog is peeing because of fright or peeing to act out doesn't matter as much as the fact that it's peeing on things, something dogs will do if they're scared, marking territory, or not being taken out enough.

I don't care if the woman wants to be with the man or not, I think the dog needs to have a better home.
 
2012-08-01 12:07:43 AM

nunpunter: my lip balm addiction: nunpunter: 2 Replies: Molavian: Gunny Highway:
When it comes to life and death, it's team people, every time..

With that comment right there, you just proved that you are part of the problem in America and should kindly remove yourself via the closest bullet.

/humans ain't farking sacred asshole

How am I part of the problem? I'm on team people. Why don't you go off into the woods with a pack of wolves, if you value animal companionship above human. I never said humans are sacred, but if you happen to be a human, and you take the side of an animal, you are a farking retard.


That bit of stupidity just made you the 4th hate filled POS that got ignored from this thread. You obviously hate animals. People who hate animals like you, lockers, douchebag/hater, exick are just people I don't need in my life. I don't need to see your hate filled comments, I don;t need to be a party to your douchebaggery. I will not be a lesser person for missing your posts. Just anyone who thinks that humans are better than animals is a broken, farked up human. S'long!
 
2012-08-01 12:14:03 AM

Latinwolf: FTA:
I adopted my Jack Russell terrier mix eight years ago from our local humane society. She is the sweetest dog. She usually ends up loving most men, but my boyfriend of two years has been a different story.


I just notice this too. Eight years, minus two for the new boyfriend, and the dog likes 'most' of her boyfriends over six years ? To notice that pattern she must be awfully slutty.

Guy should dump the slut instead.
 
2012-08-01 12:14:12 AM

lockers: Phins: I once heard a lady tell me she could tell her dog was sad because she missed her puppies. I refuse to believe an overly attached owner can tell the difference between excitement and fear. Once you start assigning motive to an animal you have left the realm of reality.


I'll have to make a video of my rescued American Bulldog crying when I yell at her..except she's been so angelic good I never yell at her anymore.

Item: She's an escape artist from the back yard to which I have a doggie door. Today I left and closed the door to the sunroom leading there not realizing she was already outside. When I got home she was waiting in the sunroom. I love my baby.
 
2012-08-01 12:32:13 AM

nunpunter: my lip balm addiction: nunpunter: 2 Replies: Molavian: Gunny Highway:
When it comes to life and death, it's team people, every time..

With that comment right there, you just proved that you are part of the problem in America and should kindly remove yourself via the closest bullet.

/humans ain't farking sacred asshole

How am I part of the problem? I'm on team people. Why don't you go off into the woods with a pack of wolves, if you value animal companionship above human. I never said humans are sacred, but if you happen to be a human, and you take the side of an animal, you are a farking retard.


That's right, us humans have to stick together. We're practically an endangered species over here, and if we don't band together against all those other creatures our very existence is threatened!
 
2012-08-01 12:35:25 AM

meathome: notatrollorami: DNRTT but knowing the propensities of farkers I'm guessing I'm alone in saying we don't have much to judge on here. True, the guy may be a jackwagon of heroic proportions. Or the jack russell (an apartment dog who appears to be left home alone all day, which is terrible for this smart, mischevious, and energetic breed) may be an insufferable shiat that runs roughshod over everything and everyone in the house. Guy may be an ass but it's also possible the dogs momma is at fault for getting a dog she had no business owning, never trained it, and alternates neglecting it for days with coddling it and treating it like a human infant. Who knows.

I'm with you on that, but also have enough experience to know that the "locking the dog in the room" and a female dog having an unusual fear of the bf are usually big red flags. The behavior is more in line with an abused dog than one which is poorly trained (but again, who knows?).

Based on what little there is, I'd have to say that the bf is the problem and needs to go, but I'd also want to know more. My fiancee's dog displayed some similar behavior (accidents in the house in addition to other behavioral issues) when we first started dating, but that was more a case of jealously. We recognized it pretty early on, and my first instinct was to not go out of my way to antagonize him without good reason. Treated the dog well, and spent time alone so that we could bond a bit better... few weeks later and the dog was completely indifferent to me (keeshond - they're known for being clingy to "their people" and indifferent to everyone else).

Didn't phase me a bit and I didn't change my behavior (save for getting used to a dog in the relationship). Obviously I wasn't going to be one of the dog's favorite people, but that didn't mean I couldn't be kind to him. When the dog passed (which was far too soon), I learned that he had gathered a toy with him before he died. Out of all the toys available, he chose one of the few which I got him and an old shirt of mine we used as a pull toy from time to time. Could have been a random thing, but I'd like to think that the little bugger remembered the kindness shown him and wanted something with him to remember it (and yes, I'm looking for rationale where none probably exists).

/otherwise, he was a good dog. Crazy, jealous, and neurotic, but I wouldn't have had it any other way
//RIP Remmy


You're positing a very possible scenario. Sorry about your dog. I had to put down a 2 year old lab last winter. He swallowed a jagged rock that destroyed his intestines. Even if I had the money, which was questionable to say the least, his chances were minimal and worse when considering quality of life. I held him while he died and cried for hours after he died. I love dogs.

Was gonna make a point but I forgot. God, I loved that dog. And he loved me.

Bayliss is a good dog. Good boy!
 
2012-08-01 12:42:12 AM

crzybtch: I had a dog that loved almost everyone with the exception of my cousins husband. He seemed like a nice guy to everyone and it was so puzzling how the dog acted like she hated him? Several years later we all found out that the guy was a total arsehole, smooth talkin, cheating, lying con man. We all laughed that the dog had him figured out the first time she met him! Always trust the dogs instinct! Dump the loser asap!


This logic sadly does not apply to cats (YMMV though). I love cats and willingly spoil them, but my sister's cat despises me like there's no tomorrow. You'd think I tortured her regularly but I'm really just all about spoiling ze kitties. We have no explanation for why she is aggressive and nasty to me. The weird thing is most other cats, strays, barn cats, etc, will come to me over any other people around, or at least be friendly up front. I think her cat is just insane...
 
2012-08-01 12:56:31 AM

Howser: Latinwolf: FTA:
I adopted my Jack Russell terrier mix eight years ago from our local humane society. She is the sweetest dog. She usually ends up loving most men, but my boyfriend of two years has been a different story.

I just notice this too. Eight years, minus two for the new boyfriend, and the dog likes 'most' of her boyfriends over six years ? To notice that pattern she must be awfully slutty.

Guy should dump the slut instead.


The comment was "most men" not "most of her boyfriends". One would assume that "most men" includes whatever boyfriend(s) she may have had in the past (and several at a time are entirely possible; not all dating relationships are marriage-in-all-but-name), brothers, friends, co-workers, neighbors, buddies of all of the above, some guy at the dog park, etc. Women do not interact with only one man (and that a boyfriend).

Also, by my reading of it, "most" seemed to be "all but this current boyfriend" -- hence "my boyfriend of two years has been a different story." Not "a few people, including my boyfriend" ... it's just him. He's the exception to the normal run of affairs.The letter is describing how the current situation differs from others.

If the dog was in the habit of peeing on itself with excitement when the letter writer came home, or made a habit of shivering, she would have gotten used to it over the past 8 years and it would be nothing remarkable. The fact that this behavior is worthy of mention in the letter indicates it's not ordinary, and it's and associated with the boyfriend. She's had this dog for 8 years; she knows what excitement looks like by now. This isn't it. And from my reading of the letter, it looks like fear instead, fear associated specifically with this one person. That indicates to me that something's going on when she isn't home that is giving the dog a reason for this fear. Again, the fact that she only finds the dog shivering in the bathroom when she gets home unexpectedly early is significant.

There's also the description of the boyfriend's actions. The letter write clearly values her dog. One can assume, therefore, that when this started, she said something like "hey, don't yell at my dog!" She doesn't want her boyfriend to treat the dog the way he has been, and he's doing it anyway. Aside from the fact that she clearly has assertiveness issues (or lack-of-assertiveness issues) she's got a boyfriend who completely disregards her wishes with regard to something that's important to her. It doesn't matter if it's her dog or her coffee mug: if his attitude is "I don't care what you want, I'll do whatever I feel like with your stuff" there is a major problem there, and it's the kind of problem that ends with someone in jail or in the hospital, or one of each.

She needs some help. She's been letting this guy do something for two years that she clearly doesn't want to have happening, but she can't either get him to stop it or end the relationship. She also needs to not be involved with this person, because a man who maltreats a dog and hides it from the dog's owner is not trustworthy.
 
2012-08-01 01:13:38 AM
I know I'm late to the party, but if your animal is more important to you than human beings, then you've got serious issues.
\I don't give a rat's as$ about animals. I never have. They're not humans, duh.
\\I don't recall anything about non-humans in the bill of rights.
\\\medium rare please
 
2012-08-01 01:19:28 AM

MIRV888: I know I'm late to the party, but if your animal is more important to you than human beings, then you've got serious issues.
\I don't give a rat's as$ about animals. I never have. They're not humans, duh.
\\I don't recall anything about non-humans in the bill of rights.


You sound white.
 
2012-08-01 01:25:50 AM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Rawhead Rex: I hate dogs...always have, always will...
I wish everyone of them would die a painful, yelping death.
But I digress...

The reason the dog growls/snaps at him and pisses the floor around him is cuz it's scared to death of him/but still "protecting the woman". He beats the shiat outta the dog when she's not around...and good for him!

Troll, troll, troll...
As you'd say.

But it's true...I can't stand dogs.
Have beaten the shiat outta them before...probably will again in the future, given the opportunity.

Troll, troll, troll...
Again...as you'd say.

Don't worry, we realize you're a Texan and are not responsible for your words or actions.


Hey, they can't lump us in that that farking Martian.

/Texan
//Mostly sane.
 
2012-08-01 02:48:34 AM

LegacyDL: To quote some movie "If you want a friend get yourself a dog."


made me think of:

farm9.staticflickr.com

"You were never around. You know what? F*ck you, Joe. I was lonely!"

"Buy a dog."
 
2012-08-01 04:06:37 AM
When he comes around, she pees on herself. She snaps at him if he tries to sit on the couch by me. ... When I open the door, she's in the corner just shivering.

Fear. Fear and pack-defense instinct. Fear.

There are basically two possibilities here.

1.) Either this guy has been systematically beating the shiat out of this dog for two years, torturing her every time the woman is gone, or the dog was abused before the woman adopted her and the man looks/sounds/smells like the previous abuser. (I have multiple friends and family members who either do pet-rescue work or who have a tendency to adopt rescued pets, and I've been in the second category several times.)

OR

2.) The woman in the story is a screamer and the dog has decided that when the man comes over, sits down on the couch close to the woman, then pulls her into a locked room and spends an hour making thumping noises, moans, and shrieks, he's systematically beating the shiat out of her.



He needs to switch cologne or she needs to bite a pillow. You're welcome.
 
2012-08-01 06:18:23 AM
I've also heard that when a dog urinates upon meeting a certain person it's a dominance thing. My husband's sister had a (runt) Great Dane who would do that on their infrequent encounters - this happened both at the dog's house and at his parent's house so I don't think it was location based. He never mistreated her or anything like that, but her previous owner had apparently been abusive to the point that a rolled up newspaper would send her into doggy fear and she'd try to hide.

So... I dunno what that means, just something to think about. I agree with most other posters here though, this dude sounds like a d-bag who's mistreating the dog.
 
2012-08-01 06:29:14 AM

Masso: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "You can judge a man by the way he treats his dog."

But word is Hitler treated his dogs really well.


Up until he tested that cyanide capsule on one of them.
 
2012-08-01 07:39:15 AM

Prof. Ann Marion: spentmiles: I consider myself a catch. If you saw my checking account balance and the inside of my boxer-briefs....

This makes me wonder what you did to the inside of your boxer-briefs....


It's where he keeps his bankroll. There's plenty of space for it....
 
2012-08-01 08:55:32 AM

URAPNIS: StranahansBarracuda: Next time get a shorthair breed without jowls. Voila, much less shedding and minimal drool puddles. Also, rescue an older dog so no chewing. I heartily recommend greyhounds. Minimal shedding, quiet, great personalities and as rescues, most are past the puppy phase.


Sheds once a year, for 365 1/4 days.

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Very happy that there is no slobber.


Agree about Greyhounds. Im not officially endorsing this except as a fan of greyhounds. I've read that retired racing dogs can be great pets. Like all dogs they will need regular exercise but only walks, and they often have very docile and warm temperaments and can easily switch to "couch potato" mode, kind of like great danes, and of course they are already housebroken. If I owned a large enough house Id probably rescue two racers.
 
2012-08-01 09:36:47 AM
Way to go Masso. the Hitler comment. I understand Obama treats his pretty good too, and he actually is a President so there is no accounting for the nice way some folks treat their dogs.
 
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