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HarleyTheGSD 07-06-2014 02:10 PM

Significant other vs. Dogs
Do you place the care/love/importance/closeness of your dog(s) over your significant other? Who's company do you tend to value more?

dogfaeries 07-06-2014 02:17 PM

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I guess if I didn't really, really enjoy the company of my (longtime) boyfriend, I'd prefer my dog Sage, LOL. I have a great relationship with him though, and he is absolutely crazy about the dogs, so it's a win-win situation at my house.

Daisy&Lucky's Mom 07-06-2014 02:18 PM

For me its totally different.The dogs and I explore the woods, play fetch but its what and when I want to play or cuddle and their happy. Its a nice non verbal what you want to-do Mom relationship. Hubby its more verbal ;ok not by much but its different . There are different expectations ,different payoffs or rewards. They are different . I value both and need life w/ out either would not be complete. Although it would be great if my wishes were always what we did that would be so great .Oh yeah he's not a dog .Guess I need them both.

Steve Strom 07-06-2014 02:18 PM

Absolutely my wife of course. Who would ever choose to spend more time with the dumb dog? Yep. Wife first. Always. Nooot even close.

simba405 07-06-2014 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD (Post 5738297)
Do you place the care/love/importance/closeness of your dog(s) over your significant other? Who's company do you tend to value more?

Is this a serious question?

Pax8 07-06-2014 02:27 PM

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I guess that depends on how significant you mean. Boyfriends/girlfriends for me can come and go. My dog is going to be with me for the next 14+ years. That's longer than a majority of marriages in my family, lol. While I do care about people I am involved with if there is a major issue I might be more likely to put care of the dog first. For example if we move, the dog WILL come with us. I will not move someplace with a significant other if the dog cannot come. If it is between paying a bill on time and getting important vet care for my dog, my dog WILL get his vet care. Things like that.

As far as general love/affection/etc...? Don't tell my exes, but my dog was generally a way better cuddler! :p For now, I have pretty much always valued my time with my dogs over any person. I've had people I cared very deeply about. But I just don't connect well with people and have always felt more comfortable around animals.

I don't know how much that would change if I had a married partner. It would take a very intense amount of comfort and connection for me to want to marry someone, and I just haven't felt that with anyone yet. Maybe if I find someone I care about enough to want to marry, it will be equal? :crazy:

Audie1 07-06-2014 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by Daisy&Lucky's Mom (Post 5738337)
Guess I need them both.

Heh! :)

angelas 07-06-2014 02:29 PM

I can say without any doubt if a SO gave me an ultimatum of him or the wouldn't be the dogs sitting on the curb.

lauren43 07-06-2014 02:35 PM

Significant other vs. Dogs
I've always struggled in the past with the SO not liking dogs as much as I do. As the person above me said if it ever came down to him or the dog(s) I'd always pick the dog(s)..

Perhaps that's why I'm single lmao.

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Audie1 07-06-2014 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by simba405 (Post 5738409)
Is this a serious question?

Lighten up, Francis.

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