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Thursday, April 30, 2009

"You have an unrealistic obsession with your dog. And you let her do whatever she wants to do."

This judgment was delivered to me by a man who made me sit on a futon on the floor of his living room so his arthritic dog could be comfortable on the couch.

But, I'm obsessed.
He was the first guy I had dated that had a dog so I pictured us taking the dogs to the dog park, having a Christmas card made of the kids at Petsmart...

And then he made that comment. I was annoyed but then I thought, maybe I am obsessed. Do I go beyond the normal need to get home after work to let her out and come home early because she's lonely all alone at home? I think dog people are a different breed anyway but don't people with pets like to pamper them? I mean, that's why you have a pet.

Unless you have fish. I don't know what's up with those people. I don't want anything as a pet that I could possibly eat. My mother was traumatized as a child when my grandfather would kill the chickens in their yard to eat. She got to experience first hand, the phrase, "running around like a chicken with their head cut off".

It's not like I'm one of those crazy dog people.

You know, the ones who dress their dogs up? Oh wait, I dress my dog up.

Or take them everywhere they go. I guess I do take her most places with me.

Or send greeting cards from the dog. Check.

Or have more pictures of their dog than their family and friends. Check, check.

Okay, so maybe I'm a little obsessed. But c'mon, I'm 42 years old and I don't have children.

And I might have Anorgasmia.

So cut me some slack.

And please, don't be jealous of our love.


  1. Anorgasmia? I had to look the word up. Maybe ya better learn how to fake it.

  2. Ha! You're too quick. I hadn't created my hyperlink to explain that yet... :-)

  3. And just look at yer dog in that pic, ButterCup! She Wants Out Of The Relationship!

  4. Puhleez. Look at her belly. Who's going to keep her happy and fat like me? She just hates that I take her picture all the time.

  5. Don't knock eating dogs until you've tried them.

  6. Yeah, I s'pose yer right. My Jewish cat, Khutspah, is the same way. And she'll bellow in Yiddish when hungry for Kosher. Jewish guilt must be contagious 'cause I now feel obligated to adhere to her bizarre requests.

    But She Acts Like A Freakin' נְסִיכָה, בַּת מֶלֶךְ and she's drivin' me mishuggah! Oy Vay!

    Mamma Loshen, Khutspah! Kish Mier En Toochis!

    Sorry fer the outburst. I've a tendency of gettin' carried 'way, at times. Anyways, ya don't look fat, DollFace. You must tuck the chubbyness away in a suitcase, or somethin'.

  7. Yeah, I love my dog, too. Often a far better friend than the two-legged version. Great post - I will be back again.


  8. My dog and I have more of a "hey, how you doin' today" relationship, as we pass each other between the couch and the food dish. But he's a good dog, and doesn't pee on things, so it's all good.

  9. Awww. What a cute photo of you and your dog. It does sound a little obsessive, but I'm cold-hearted and have no room in my life for pets.

  10. What a cutie! And by the way, you can't spoil your dogs. For everything they give us with their unconditional love, they deserve the best we can give them!!

  11. OMG...what an adorable post!!! already know how much I LOVE your dog, so NO're not obsessive at all!

    A dog takes much more care than a cat, so the things you do for her are only natural.


    ...try and get that unconditional love from a MAN!


    And remember, anytime you need a dogsitter...just let me know!

  12. I guess you're right, Carlos. I would try a Poodle. I can't stand them.

  13. Yellow Cake,

    I love your cats name. That's so cute! See? I'm not the only one. She's got you trained, too.

    And thanks, I guess I hide my chubbiness well. :-)

  14. Hi Expat,

    THANK you. I knew only dog people would really understand.

    Thanks for stopping by~

  15. Hey Chris,

    It sounds like you and your dog need counseling to try and break down those walls.

  16. Tina,
    I'm sure you're not cold hearted. You're just too busy exploring. Maybe it's best. Wouldn't want any of your new acquaintances to get upset and hold your dog hostage or something.

  17. Hi Ron,

    You're absolutely right! NO unconditional love like from my Bernadette.

    Have a good weekend!

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  20. There are dog lovers and then everyone else.


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