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Old 07-06-2014, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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 both.my 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.
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Absolutely my wife of course. Who would ever choose to spend more time with the dumb dog? Yep. Wife first. Always. Nooot even close.
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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?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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! 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?
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Guess I need them both.
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I can say without any doubt if a SO gave me an ultimatum of him or the dogs...it wouldn't be the dogs sitting on the curb.
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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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Is this a serious question?
Lighten up, Francis.
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