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Are You The Only Dog Person In Your Family?

Are you the only dog person in your family or circle of friends?Several of my immediate family have dogs,but I am only one of the few who takes it really seriously.
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Many of my friends & family have dogs but I'm the only 1 that lives and breathes my dog borderline ( obsessed ) lol..
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yep! in my family the only one that likes dogs is my cousin.. and he lives too far from me =[
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Are You The Only Dog Person In Your Family?

My parents have a chihuahua but I live and breathe dogs. Also boarder line obsessive.

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My dad has a dog, but neither of my sisters do. One girl at work used to think I was crazy with the dogs, but I have brought her over to my side...she now has two of her own and completely understands. So now the guys at work make fun of both of us. I'm the most serious person I know when it comes to dogs.

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My daughter is still at home (a junior in high school), and she did not want a puppy so I am the only one in our house that plays with, feeds and trains Ruki daily. My 20-year-old son lives nearby, and he is really into Ruki and comes over many days a week to play.
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My mother had a Lhasa Apso when I was in high school. She still loves dogs, but is getting to old to properly take care for one, and now that she's retired, it's GO GO GO all of the time.

My sister has a Miniature Dachshund. He's a lot of fun and my nephew likes him. She's not as serious about dogs as I, but she still loves them.

My son and DIL as of yet have no dog. They have a two year old to chase after so I guess that's enough for them for now.

My dad always had dogs after he retired from the Air Force. He seemed to like Dobermans. Silly dogs but very friendly unless my dad told to not be friendly.

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Everyone in my family loves dogs except for my mother. I emailed her 3 weeks ago to tell her that I got a puppy and I haven't heard from her since. I suspect she'll come round on my birthday in a few weeks. lol
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Lots of my family members have dogs. None of which I would ever give a dog to or consider really responsible. My cousin had german shepherds, she breed her first one to make money, and then one of the pups went to her sister who then turned around and breed him. But my cousin is a vet tech so its ok! <rollseyes>

in my family dogs are dogs are dogs, belong outside and when they are no longer of use or you just don't want them, or you have a baby or you have to put more work into them than you thought, chuck 'em, its ok, they are just dogs...<rollseyes>

Id easily pick my dog over most of my family members. Most of them I only see twice a year anyways. For good reasons.


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There is little doubt in my mind that if I were to die, and all our dogs died, my husband would not get another dog. He likes dogs, but they're a lot of work, work that I take responsibility for.
We have family that have dogs, but not as seriously as we do. Ours are "FAMILY" theirs are "dogs"... with the exception of my favorite SIL (which could be one of the reason's she's my favorite.)

But, on the flip side, I have family members that WILL NOT EAT AT MY HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE LARGE HOUSE DOGS.
They'll only come in if the dogs are put away, and then they make a point of commenting on how my house smells like a dog, and the random dog hair here or there..... Thankfully, because of the dogs, they don't visit often.
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