Post # 1
I’ve noticed in the last week or so that our 6 month old Husky puppy acts differently with me compared to now she acts around my SO. Now, I’m not talking about who the “top dog” is. SO and I do equal training with her and she listens to both of us. I more mean that when it comes to cuddles or sitting next to us, she’ll lean against SO, but she always must have her head or at least one paw on me.
Puppy is the pet we got together. SO has a black lab and I have two ginger kittehs. So naturally the black lab is a HUGE daddy’s boy, our male cat is a huge mama’s boy and our female ginger is just a huge flirt lol.
Guess I just found it interesting that she always feels the need to have her head or paw on me, but she’ll just lean against SO. I’m guessing it has something to do with me being s cuddle mosnter lol. Has anyone noticed this with their pets?
Post # 3
Our dog does something similar when she’s on the couch. She will lay down on my FI’s lap, but she’ll rest her head on mine. Sometimes, she’ll also chew her nylabone while on my lap, but it’s always on me and rarely on him.
I’ve also noticed that she plays rougher with my FI than with me. If she’s playing tug of war, she will use as much force as she can with my FI, but she’s a little more restrained when she plays tug of war with me. I think she’s figured out that FI is stronger and she can roughhouse more with him.
Post # 4
My dog definitely knows DH is the one for roughhousing and I’m the one for cuddling. Lately she’ll lay next to me and just rest her head on my chest – it’s pretty adorable. She snuggles with DH too, but she knows our different personalities and gets what she wants from both of us.
Post # 5
We say that one of our cats thinks of FI as “Plays With” and thinks of me as “Cuddles With” lol. She’s more apt to snuggle on the couch with me, but prefers his playing style (she’s particular about how we play with her…apparently I don’t do it right). Our other cat will groom FI, but not really me. We think it’s because FI has hairy legs and I don’t, and our cat prefers grooming hair haha.
Post # 6
My dogs are closer with me than they are with FI, as they live with me and my family, have since they were puppies, and FI came into the picture 5 years ago. At first our younger one (much more aggressive) would bark at and run away from FI. After a year or two she became more comfortable and now will jump up on him begging for affection. And whenever we are eating they will go to him, because he is the one who throws pistachio shells for them. We have pistachios whenever we are having drinks, but FI is the one who eats them the most, and the shells are thrown onto the grass. The dogs love them, so they go to him whenever there is food around just in case he drops something!
Post # 7
So far our pets have preferred me over my SO. The dog will go to him for things like play time and going outside but when it comes to cuddling it’s me. If I am not home she will pretend for the most part that he does not exist.
Post # 8
My dog barks at my boyfriend when he comes home. Barks at him when he hugs me. Barks at him when he raises his voice (which is all the time because my boyfriend is so loud). He NEVER barks at me. We call him The Fun Police because whenever we start having too much fun together he’ll start barking.
Boyfriend says that when I’m not home, he’s perfectly fine. He seems to see my boyfriend as his “competition” only when I’m around. We both take care of him equally, so I don’t know why he’s only possessive of me.
Post # 9
Our dog loves to play with DH but she’ll cuddle more with me. DH teases me that the dog loves him more. I don’t know if i buy that, he’s just the one who plays more rough with her then i do. Besides it wouldn’t really surprise me if she did, I’m the one who has to brush her teeth, trim her nails, brush her, trim the extra fuzz on her butt and give her baths so lets be honest, I’d like him better if I were her too! Daddys more fun, mommy tortures me. lol
Post # 10
We have two cats, but they’re definitely different with me and FI.
We got Jackson when we didn’t live together yet, so I raised him mostly solo, though my fella came over on the weekends. He deeply bonded with me, and still comes running to the door when I get home, leaps on my shoulder, and purs/rubs his cheek all over mine. He’d let me carry him around all day, mellow as could be, if I’d do it. With FI, he views him as a playmate. They chase each other around the house like children 🙂
We got Liam when we lived together, and he’s just kind of weird in general. He loudly demands affection from both FI and myself, and drops elastic hair bands (his preferred stolen toy) at our feet demanding we fling it across the room for him to chase. For whatever reason, though, ho only does this with me when I’m in the living room or the master bedroom, and with my FI when he’s in the kitchen or the spare bedroom.
They both play fetch… weirdos 😉
Post # 11
FI and I got guinea pigs about a month ago. We got them in part because we work opposite shifts and I get lonely at night. I do all of the cage cleaning, nail trimming, bathing, and feeding. I also handle them a lot more often and play with them on the floor more than FI does. They are definitely more comfortable around me than they are with FI. For the most part they have stopped biting my toes, but they still nibble on FI. It probably doesn’t help that he likes to move suddenly around them so that they startle and hide. I have gotten the more outgoing pig to purr for me when cuddling, but FI hasn’t gotten any purrs yet.
Post # 12
@ANGELaaimt: hahaha! My cats steal my hair ties too and Female kitty plays fetch with balled up bits of paper.
We took our dogs to a friend’s property the other day because he just got two German Shepherd puppies. The friend’s boy puppy (who’s a few weeks older than the girl puppy) was picking on the girl puppy all afternoon, to the point where by the time we got there, his female puppy was hiding on the porch. I sat down next to her and she jumped into my lap and didn’t want to have anything to do with the other dogs, just wanted cuddles with me. I even put her down a few times to get her to play, go to the loo, but as soon as I kneeled down, she came and climbed up on to me. Maybe I just have a “cuddle me” vibe with dogs lol.