To pet or not to pet

 

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Okay, let’s start off with I am a dog lover. My two little doggies have replaced my children at this stage in my life. When you enter my house, naturally my puppies rule. I would not say that they are particularly well behaved….but they aren’t obnoxious either. (At least not to me.)  They do not sleep with me, they are known to have an occasional accident and are likely give long wet kisses to any stranger who walks in my door.

The reader may wonder why I am writing about this on a dating site, actually I feel this is a very important consideration in choosing a mate. I do not think I would ever contemplate going out with someone who was not a dog owner, yet alone not a dog lover. Nor do I feel that any non pet-owner should have to tolerate annoyances that pet ownership entails.

In my experience, upon the first meeting, a date may feign tolerance or even affection for the “babies”. Watch carefully for the signs of repulsion when one of puppies tinkles in excitement or licks relentlessly. But to a dog lover/owner these “nuisances” are just a small part of owning dogs. The unconditional love and companionship far outweigh the inconvenience in any dog lovers opinion.

Of course, dogs are a lot of responsibility. When dating a dog owner, this can potentially become an issue. I am not as spontaneous as a non-dog owner, I do not like to leave my doggies for more than four hours by themselves, nor would I ever think of leaving them overnight without a dog sitter. Hence, this topic is definitely worthy of consideration in choosing a partner.

Carrie

 

 

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2 Responses to To pet or not to pet

  1. Emily February 6, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Such cute doggies!!

  2. Carlos February 13, 2016 at 2:56 am #

    Thumbs up! I agree completely! Pets are more important than children. I would gladly trade my daughter for a puppy.

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