- 5 months ago
Totally random curiosity- To those of you who got a pet before you began dating your current/past SO or a pet you got before moving in together, I’d love to hear about how they took to the animal.
I had been with my boyfriend about four years when I got my cat in 2016. We moved in together in 2017. While she is technically “my cat” because I purchased her on my own, she is definitely “our cat” now. When I first got her, I called him her “dad” and he HATED it. I think it had more to do with the fact that he wasn’t ready for marriage at the time and that triggered those feelings. He told me I couldn’t call him that until we were engaged (still not). We moved in together and he went full blown cat dad although I call him her “papa” because I think that’s funnier.
He’s always loved her and welcomed her to stay at his apartment when I needed her to/on nights I stayed there (which was pretty much every night) prior to cohabitating. Now, he is totally obsessed with her. He tells people openly how beautiful she is/how much he loves her, sends me pics of her/with her while I’m not home. It kills me. I love how much he loves her! It’s so sweet seeing your SO dote on your animal(s).
Tell me your experience with SO and pets! Share a pic of you bab(ies)y if you’d like as well!