Do you take 'we'll discuss it' to be positive of negative?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Is 'we'll discuss it'...
    Hopeful - she didn't say no : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Not hopeful - she didn't say yes : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Maybe she wants to draw up a pet agreement/bond : (33 votes)
    38 %
    Maybe she will want to negotiate a smaller dog : (13 votes)
    15 %
    Maybe she wants to ensure the dog won't enter the house : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Maybe she wants to assess our suitability for a pet - will it be left alone to be destructive etc : (14 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I would USUALLY take it as a no, but since the original post said pets negotiable, I’d still hold out hope!

    Post # 4
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Deejayelle:  I know where I live malamutes are on a “Dangerous Dog” list and must be muzzled while outside and remain on a leash at all times. Maybe your landlord/rental property owner needs to discuss breed specifics before giving an answer.

    Post # 5
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    To me “we’ll discuss it when I return” in this case means “I’m out of the country and don’t feel like dealing with this right now”.  You’re reading way too much into it.

    Post # 7
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MsJ2theZ:  +1 Your reading too much into it.

    She probably wants to ensure you will be responsible pet owners, wants to research the breed, draw up a conract etc. And she proably doesn’t feel like doing any of that while on vacation.

    Post # 8
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Deejayelle:  omg a malamute? They are beautiful but oh my, how I could see someone researching that breed and quickly declining 🙁 They are beautiful and usually sweet but the fur, size and questionable bloodlines can cause concern. 

    Post # 10
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think she might be hesitant because of the kind of dog! Like PPs have said, some cities/buildings have breed restrictions and she may not be willing to allow a malamute on her property due to liability concerns (and I think a lot of that is total bullshit, for the record). Is that the only kind of dog you guys are willing to get? Be prepared to have her say she is open to dogs, but not something of that size.

    Post # 11
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s “Yes, with restrictions”. You’ll just have to wait and see what those restrictions are. Or there may be an extra monthy fee assocaited. 

    But don’t despair. Our landlord said the same thing when we moved in and said there was an extra pet fee. 5 months later we adopted a stray cat and I called the landlord to see if it was okay and he said it was fine and we were such good tenants that he waived the pet fee. Glad we are religious about paying rent on time and I’m pretty handy so I can do simple home repair stuff on my own! So it’s more than just the pet, it’s also the relationship with the landlord!

    Post # 13
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    She probably wants to discuss specifics – e.g., size, breed, pet fee, etc. You’ll have to make changes to your lease likely, too. If it was a no, she would have said no.

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