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Your spouse or your dog?

Postby oneh2obabe » Aug 12th, 2016, 6:11 am

Duh, they needed a poll to figure this out?

Carrie Underwood sings “The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog” and according to a new poll, dog owners may agree.

A new Insights West poll has found more than half of dog owners say there are days when they love their pet more than their spouse, partner or significant other.

B.C.’s dog owners are extraordinarily fond of their pets, with 99 per cent saying they consider their dog as part of their family and 54 per cent saying there are days when they love their dog more than their spouse, partner or significant other (including 57 per cent of women).

Four-in-five dog owners (80 per cent) say they would not date or marry a person who did not like their dog, whereas love of a canine is not a deal breaker for non-dog owners, as 73 per cent of them say they would date or marry a person who had a dog.
It also found that more than half of British Columbia’s dog owners have chosen not to attend a party or gathering because they lacked a sitter for their pet.

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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby Bunnyhop » Aug 15th, 2016, 12:23 pm

I think they are making more out of this than what is really there. If I couldn't find someone to board my dogs so that I could go out of town to an event, what else would I do but stay home? And truth be told, some days I love chocolate cake more than I love my spouse - depends on the day! ;-)

In my experience, people who grew up with pets have more empathy and more compassion for others than people who did not grow up with a pet. So not dating or marrying someone who doesn't like a pet says to me more about the non-pet liker than about me. Its not just that they don't like my pet, they probably lack qualities that are important to me, as evidenced by the fact that they don't like my pet.

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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby Graham Adder » Aug 16th, 2016, 3:24 pm

dog will feed me and spouse for a day.
spouse will feed me and dog for a week.

j/k'ing. I'd never eat my dog.

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Postby Ken7 » Oct 16th, 2016, 2:11 pm

You can always tell which one loves you more.

Lock wife and your dog in the trunk of your car and go in for a beer. When you come out open the trunk, which one is happier to see you!! It's true.

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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby fvkasm2x » Oct 19th, 2016, 9:30 am

I recently (2 months ago) got into a huge argument over something similar to this with an old friend. We haven't spoken since. lol

She said something along the lines of "dogs aren't children. I hate when people talk about dogs like they are people or how they're deserving of the same love/attention as human beings. It's disgusting."

I said "I like animals better than people. I don't have kids and I treat my pets like children. I feed them, care for them, clean up after them, play with them and try to give them everything they need."

The conversation went on for a bit and then I said:

"If I had the choice to save my dog from a burning building or a complete stranger, I'd save my dog. Unless it was a child. I couldn't let a kid die, but a teenager or an adult? They're outta luck, because I am grabbing my dog."

She said "That's sick. That's someone's family. You'd be alright if someone did the same thing to your wife? Let her die because they saved their dog?"

I said "I wouldn't be alright with it, but I'd understand. I'd be mad at all sorts of things and grieve, but I can't see myself blaming that guy."

She said "You're disgusting. I'm glad I'm not your wife."

I didn't appreciate that comment and that sparked the end of our friendship it appears.

Funny enough, I asked my wife the hypothetical life saving question and she said "You BETTER save our dog if that ever happens."

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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby mexi cali » Oct 19th, 2016, 10:36 am

My dog gives me unconditional love and he wants nothing more than to be with me. In my life, I don't know that any one person has ever or will ever feel that way about me. My wife and my kids love me ( I think) but not the way the boy does.

That's why more and more people are admitting to their attachment to their dogs. They give us what we need.
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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby Bpeep » Oct 29th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Can't sleep... cats will eat me...
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Re: Your spouse or your dog?

Postby Bsuds » Oct 29th, 2016, 2:29 pm

Bman wrote:Can't sleep... cats will eat me...

That's why we save Dogs and let Cats fend for themselves.
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