(Closed) Husband hates dogs but got me a puppy

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee

“He’s just not a dog person.”

Nailed it. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

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zebra10 :  I wouldn’t want a pet tarantula, but that doesn’t mean I won’t love my own children. Your logic is ridiculous. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

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zebra10 :  That’s fine, but that’s you. Your husband is not you, and he doesn’t need to feel or act the same way you would. It’s not unreasonable of him, and you have nothing to worry about. He’s just not a dog person. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally I think it says a lot about your husband that he isn’t a dog person and would never have chosen to have a dog, but he got one for you because he knew how happy it would make you. A lot of people wouldn’t be open for compromise like that.

and dogs are totally different to children so yes, I’d say you’re overreacting and he sounds like a great guy who would be a great father. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ehhh I find this really weird. So when/if you have kids as you said you’re planning, if you’re busy in recovery  or breast feeding is he just going to ignore the dog? If the dog has a vet bill that a few grand is he going to resent it? You said something to nurture “in the mean time”, what happens to puppy when it’s not “the mean time”?. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

He’s just not a dog person. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t make an excellent father. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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HappySky7 :  I was thinking the same thing. I’ve seen way too many dogs get dumped at the shelter when a new baby comes along. Hopefully that’s not the case here, but the OP’s description makes me nervous.  😕

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

He doesn’t like dogs. He made that clear. Why are you surprised he doesn’t feel any affection for the dog you have? You loving it isn’t going to make him love it. You’re overreacting. Just accept that he doesn’t have an interest in the dog.

But I agree with PPs concern that this dog seems to be a fill in for you, and maybe not something you plan to keep forever. Animals aren’t meant to temporarily fill holes in your life, they’re a lifelong commitment. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

My grandma isn’t a pet person. She would say that she doesn’t like to see animals suffer and would never harm animals but she never wanted pets in her home.

When we lived with her, we had our cat as well. And true to her word she never bonded with our cat and just asked that the cat won’t go to her bedroom. But she was never mean to the cat or anything. 

She’s a very loving grandmother and mother.  Not being a cat/dog person doesn’t mean your husband won’t be a loving father. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t trust people who don’t like puppies, lol. Anyway, you already know he’s not a dog person, that was not going to change. That has nothing to do with kids. Humans and dogs are completely different. You think he wouldn’t love his own child? 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

He’s not a dog person. You are all right. 

The question is OP, is being a dog person a deal breaker for you in regards to your choice of life partner and father to your children?

 

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