(Closed) Do others think you are too obsessed with your animals?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am sure people think I am. I talk about Leroy all the time (even on here!!). I realize a lot of non-dog owners probably don’t understand, but I’ve decided not to care ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

People tell me my pup is spoiled. Which he is. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to want to bring them with you places. It’s good for them to get out of the house!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

No one has every said anything directly to us, but sometimes I think that FI’s family maybe doesn’t get it. At first I worried about this with my friends because I would always bring my pup to parties and basically any outing that he would be okay… but they honestly consider him their mascot now! lol. I even had one guy tell me that he REALLY wanted to make sure that me and stew came to his birthday party, and bringing stew was all that he wanted from me for his birthday haha. (I feel like he actually wanted stew there more than me!). So its cool with friends. 

Fi’s family though doesn’t seem to get it as much. Two years ago we had an issue because his grandparents rented a lodge for the whole family for Christmas and wanted us to go. We told them ahead of time that I’d have to be able to bring my dog and every time we go see his family we bring him… well they booked the lodge and no dogs allowed! Apparently there was a lodge that you could have dogs but they decided not to get it for some reason?? Then they said they didn’t understand why I couldn’t just tie him up outside. Um… aside from the fact that I NEVER leave him outside alone, it was December in Michigan you psychos lol. Needless to say I did NOT attend. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

ummm….yes. lol, i even admit im especially over attached to my american bulldog gabby. but i dont just love our three dogs, i love all dogs.  my dream is to someday open a doggy daycare

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We’ve never had any comments from anyone, but WE think we’re too obsessed with them! We literally can’t leave the house for more than a few hours without turning to each other and saying “I miss the dog.” This was a problem on the honeymoon. ๐Ÿ™‚ We start off every single morning with our dog and our cat jumping onto our bed to join us in a cuddle pile, how do you not fall in love with that?

As for bringing the dog along with us to places, I think we’re pretty normal about it. We only take him places where other people will be bringing their dogs. Or, if it’s a gathering at a friend’s place, we would never bring him without asking permission first. We live in a very dog-loving city so I think most people understand the obsession. If it weren’t for the fact that the building I work in is on the national register of historic places, and therefore allows no pets, I’m pretty sure most of my coworkers would bring their dogs in every day.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yeah, but we don’t care.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our families certainly don’t understand how or why Fiance & I love our 2 girls so much. My mom is always making snide comments when I say something about “the girls” or when I start a convo w/ “Kona (or Autumn) did the funniest thing today…”.

I’ve tried explaining that they are our babies, we care for them & love them just as much as a human. We (sometimes) dress them, make sure they’re well groomed, buy them well priced food, etc. & people just do not get that. But whatever, it’s our decision & others don’t have to understand or accept it.

Our friends, on the other hand, are the exact same way we are.

I’m sure it’ll all change when we have a baby, but for now our girls are our furkids ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m SURE people think we’re too obsessed!!!!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My mom is definitely attached to our dog. It’s not a bad thing necessarily, just a little…different. I always told my friends that she talks to him like he’s a human, and they just assumed I meant like most people who really like their dogs talk to them.

But, no. She’ll even ask for his ‘opinion’ on things when we’re having a conversation in the room. She doesn’t expect him to answer or anything, lol, but he always gives these cute little puzzled looks. He’s her “favorite son” (and only, thank God!), but I can’t blame her, he is adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve realized that I talk about my new kitten Arthur A LOT, and some people must wonder like, “What is all the fuss about?  It’s a cat.”  But I seriously start tearing up now when I see animals on TV who are abused or in danger.  I love my little guy so much, and since he’s my first real pet (besides fish), I now know what it’s like to love your pet so much that you treat them like your child.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@jo.lee: You made me think of another excellent point. Our dogs have amazing personalities. And it’s crazy how much they understand when we talk to them. When Fiance comes home I’ll tell them, “Go see Papa!” and they will RUN to the door. Or if I tell Kona to go get her baby or ball she will go & pick it up. It really is neat.

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