|10-01-2013 10:29 PM|
I think Wetdog's post should be made into a permanent front page image. It is something I think we all need to be reminded of occasionally.
Just my 6 cents (inflation)
|10-01-2013 10:24 PM|
what a waste of a worry. your dog can love you and your dad
and that's if dogs feel love.
|10-01-2013 07:51 PM|
Wetdog, that was a wonderful post!
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|10-01-2013 07:03 PM|
|Rangers_mom||I can relate except that in my family I am your dad. All the dogs follow me. My husband and kids refer to me as "Alpha dog". I love my dogs but I wish they would follow someone else sometimes. For instance when I have to go up and down and up and down the stairs my 12 year old dog follows me every time. I feel awful because it is really difficult for him but he just won't relax next to my husband and wait for me to come back.|
|10-01-2013 06:55 PM|
|Lilie||Great Post, Wetdog!!! Great Post!|
|10-01-2013 06:19 PM|
OK Marilyn, time for you to learn something from Rez.
Love is not something that there is just a little bit of so you have to hoard it and hide to keep it away from everybody else.
Love is a strange thing. The more you give it away, the more you get back.
True, there are people who take and take and give nothing in return. When that happens, sometimes it is best to just stop giving.
But mostly, the more you give away, the more you get back.
Dogs have figured this out long ago. Rez loves your Dad and gets his love in return. But Rez also loves you and gives you love too. You and your Dad both get his love.
But, if you try to make it a competition with your Dad about who gets his love, Rez might choose give his love to the human who doesn't put conditions on it.
If you let Rez choose---he will love you both. If you had laid down next to your Dad so that Rez could be near and love you both at the same time, I'm sure he would have been happier with that.
And in the long run, I bet you would be happier with that too.
|09-29-2013 12:32 PM|
I can relate.....my husband is like your dad...animals are drawn to him and I worried that my new pup would bond or favor him over me. Sooo.....we talked about it and my hubby agreed he wouldn't give my pup extra attention and he isn't allowed to feed him anything-this was really hard for him since he loves all animals-especially dogs.
My GSD is going into his 8th month and he has bonded great with me and given a choice he will always opt to be by my side, however, when my hubby takes his dogs on their walks at different times than me-My pup will go with him but within 15-20min at most he is at the door asking to come in to be with me.
My hubby understood the importance of my need for this pup to bond with me-I do catch him on occasion giving him special love-but that is okay at this point-Skipper'D bonded with me and I don't think that can be broken right now-at least while I am still alive....
|09-28-2013 03:59 AM|
Moment of Jealousy
So I've been worried that my dog would start loving my dad more than me. My dad is amazing animal whisperer and all animals seem to be drawn to him. Reznor is my furry baby and I love him so much and spoil him all the time. So tonight when I got home I wanted him to lay by me. I called for him and he was in my parents room. He sat for a second then went back into their room. I went into the room to shoo him out only to see my dad was sleeping on the floor and Reznor was laying by him. (My family is weird and we can sleep anywhere and the bed is covered in stuff at the moment lol! Decorating for Halloween) I felt really sad and jealous and just left him in there. So I sat down on the couch and one second later he came trailing in. He started to give me kisses and I thought he'd go back after he was done but then he jumped on the couch and sat on me. And here he is now Attachment 116858
I love my Reznor more than anything he is for sure my sweet little man.
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