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7 signs you love your dog more than your spouse
Vetstreet dot com (via MSN Living) ^ | Melanie Kramer

Posted on 04/01/2014 7:36:55 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

You really can't compare the love you have for a spouse or significant other to your love of a dog — the two are very different. But it can be easy to get in the habit of showering your adorable canine with love and attention. Dogs actively seek and expect affection, while a loved one may not. This might sometimes leave your partner with a sense that you love the family pet more than you love him. Before you jump into marriage counseling, take a look at our list to see if you truly do love your dog more than your spouse.

1. You greet your dog first when you come home.

You walk through the door after a long day or a trip away and shower your pup with hugs and kisses but don't give the same treatment to your significant other. While your spouse might not need or want immediate cuddle time, be sure he knows you missed him just as much.

You also need to beware of causing behavior issues when greeting your dog. Trainer Mikkel Becker advises that you shouldn't turn your hellos and goodbyes into emotional scenes because they can be distressing for your pooch. This practice can exacerbate separation anxiety and increase your dog's distress at being left alone.

2. You shower your dog with compliments.

You tell him multiple times a day what a handsome boy he is, but you rarely bother to tell your husband he looks great in that suit or fantastic in that new shirt. Men appreciate compliments, too!

3. You constantly post pictures of your dog online.

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1 posted on 04/01/2014 7:36:55 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

On the flip side, I never have to shovel up the wife’s poo.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 7:37:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Joe 6-pack; All

Can’t post the whole article. Read the rest at link.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Oh you likely do that, just not in a literal sense.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Or give her a flea bath.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sir Napsalot

All I have is a dog ^^

Do not even want a spouse.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

7. You set aside a trust fund in your estate for your dog, but divorce your wife.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sir Napsalot

Put your wife and dog in the trunk. Take them for a ride.

Who’s happy to see you when you open the trunk?


8 posted on 04/01/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
On the flip side, I never have to shovel up the wife’s poo.

True enough... for now.

9 posted on 04/01/2014 7:42:33 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: chris37
Oh you likely do that, just not in a literal sense.

LOL. I've known some guys that practically had to eat it.

10 posted on 04/01/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Sir Napsalot
1. You greet your dog first when you come home.

Might be because the dog is the only one that greets me when I get home. The wife is parked on the couch with her face stuck to an electronic device.

The only other one to greet me is the cat, but it just wants food.

11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:46:07 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The dog dragged me into a wall and cost me 13 stitches.
Honestly the wife has never done anything like that.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sir Napsalot

Some chef once said that her favorite animal is Lamb because it’s cute on the hoof and delicious on the plate.

It sorta touches on how I feel about my dog. He’s really great and it took me a LONG time to warm up to him. He’s like another person in the family. But he is a dog. He is not human, and he is not made in God’s image.

I understand that what I interpret as human thoughts of endearment on his part is really just him wondering if I have another Beggin’ Strip. But it is fun to imagine otherwise.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 7:50:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Give her time, giver her time...


14 posted on 04/01/2014 7:53:43 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Yep!

Such is the existence of the domesticated male.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

In order to prove that dogs deserve every bit of love and attention that they get, try this simple test:

1. Lock both your dog and your spouse in the trunk of your car on a midsummer morning.

2. Park the car in a War-Mart or other large asphalt-paved parking lot.

3. Come back in the afternoon, after the heat of the summer day has dissipated.

4. Open the trunk and let them out.

5. Which one is happy to see you?


16 posted on 04/01/2014 7:57:53 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: chris37
Such is the existence of the domesticated male.

Domesticated = Graduate of PW 101

17 posted on 04/01/2014 7:58:31 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
On the flip side, I never have to shovel up the wife’s poo.

You lucky dog.

18 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Reminds me of something a friend of mine told me once.

It was something along the lines of I did my wife real good, and she gave me permission to go buy a new 60” TV...


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

1. You can enjoy a beer all month long.
2. You don’t have to wine and dine a beer.
3. Beer stains wash out.
4. Beer doesn’t have to get a new dress for a party.
5. Beer never has a headache.
6. When a beer goes flat, you just toss it out.
7. Beer is never late.
8. Beer doesn’t have a birthday for you to forget.
9. Beer doesn’t get jealous when you grab another beer.
10. Beer doesn’t argue with you about when to drink it.
ll. You always know that you are the first one to pop a beer.
l2. Beer doesn’t get upset when you come home and decide to have another beer.
13. Beer never threatens to go to a lawyer.
14. Beer labels come off without a fight.
15. A beer always goes down easy.
16. You can have more than one beer a night and not feel guilty.
17. No court has ever granted a beer alimony payments.
18. You can share a beer with your friends.
19. After you have had a beer, the bottle is still worth something.
20. Hangovers go away.
21. Beers never require expensive permanent and hair tints.
22. Beer is always wet.
23. If you change beers, you don’t have to pay alimony.
24. You don’t have to wash a beer before it tastes good.
25. If you pour your beer right, you’ll always get a good head.
26. Beer can be easily eliminated.
27. Beer is only stopping by, it doesn’t stay around and nag.
28. Beer doesn’t demand equality.
29. A frigid beer is a good beer.
30. You don’t have to take expensive flowers home to your beer.
31. Beer never complains about when you come for it.
32. You don’t have to take your beer to a psychiatrist to get it to bubble.
33. You can have a beer in public.
34. You can see through a beer and you know what you are getting.
35. When your beer gets upset, it settles down.
36. Beer is subject to quality control and doesn’t argue about it.
37. Beer doesn’t talk back to you and ask a lot of silly questions.
38. Beer doesn’t ask you to take a lie detector test about when you had the
last one.
39. Beer doesn’t have a Mother that goes with it.
40. If you drop a beer, there is no doctor bill.
41. Beer doesn’t have anniversaries for you to forget.
42. Beer doesn’t demand that you take it dancing before you can have it.
43. Beer doesn’t have relatives that stop by and stay for weeks.
44. When you buy a beer, you own it.
45. Beer never cries or gets jealous.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:16:36 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Sir Napsalot
I'll just admit to being guilty, but won't say of how many on that list.

Every dog I've ever owned though has always been first to greet me at the door.

"Jerry" (a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever ix) would push the kids out of the way and wriggle his way to being first to greet me at the door when our kids were small. It was kinda funny. He'd watch for me out the front window then run to the door that opens to the garage as soon as he saw my truck pull into the driveway.

Jerry passed some 8 years ago now, and now we have Teddy, a black Labradoodle. With no prompting or training whatsoever, Teddy does the exact same thing. Most of the time he's not even at the front window, he hears my truck coming down the street and runs for the door to the garage to greet me when I walk in.

So I admit to that one. The rest, nuh uh.

21 posted on 04/01/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Re: 5. Beer never has a headache.

Some Beer (who shall remain nameless) always GIVES me a headache.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
On the flip side, I never have to shovel up the wife’s poo.

Not yet....

FMCDH(BITS)

23 posted on 04/01/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sir Napsalot

My dogs never ran up three credit cards behind my back, with one of them being in my name without my knowledge. Doesn’t matter now anyway......my two fur babies are my best friends and worth coming home to.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 8:35:59 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: glock rocks

:-) LOL!


25 posted on 04/01/2014 8:38:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
The advantages of beer you listed in this context reminded me of someone's definition of the perfect spouse that I heard in Texas long ago.

Something about being three feet tall with a flat heat (where you can "set your beer," if I remember correctly) and teeth that fold back when you put a quarter in their ear.

26 posted on 04/01/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

27 posted on 04/01/2014 8:43:46 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Well you know the old joke about how to tell who loves you more your Wife or your dog? Lock your Wife and dog in the trunk of your for an hour and then let them out, which one is still happy to see you?
28 posted on 04/01/2014 8:53:36 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: cuban leaf
You are correct about not being in God's image but it is one of God's creatures. Suggest you check out youtube video of military dogs at the gravesides of their fallen masters.
There was a dog in Japan that went to the train station for years after its master had died. They put up a statue to the dog.
I have had many dogs and yes some loved me for food but there were others that just loved me no matter what. Weren't “looking” for anything except to be loved in return. Believe it or not your dog may have affection for you beyond that Beggin strip. Just my impression of owning dogs for over 50 years.
29 posted on 04/01/2014 9:04:45 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: glock rocks

My daughter wanted to ride in the trunk of the new Toyota. Put her in and drove a couple of blocks. She was happy to get out although she enjoyed the ride.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When you and the wife walk together, does one of you wear a harness? Probably explains why it didn’t happen.


31 posted on 04/01/2014 9:13:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: prof.h.mandingo

It’s called patterning. I helped a friend do it when their VERY retarded son was born. We moved his arms and legs to get his brain used to patterns. It was a lot of work but it worked. Shockingly well, actually.

I believe my dogs, like people, are creatures of habit. It’s why a person that has lived with the same person for decades can be very saddened, even if they didn’t really like the person (or the person was abusive). And I do believe my dog has affection for me, btw. Just not at the human level. It’s brain is just not that complex, though he can fake it sometimes.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 9:13:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The dog dragged me into a wall and cost me 13 stitches. Honestly the wife has never done anything like that.

She's leash trained?

33 posted on 04/01/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

My Golden Retriever is the first to greet me when I come through the door.

I recently noticed him laying by the window, chin resting on ledge, apparently deep in thought. I can only conclude that he was thinking, “ what if I never find out who’s a good dog?”


34 posted on 04/01/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

You’ve convinced me.

The next dog I get will be named “Beer”.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 9:48:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Sir Napsalot

After my wife passed it was hard to find someone as faithful as she was. My current dog fits the bill unlike the majority of single older women in NE Mississippi.


36 posted on 04/01/2014 10:47:41 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Pearls Before Swine
When you and the wife walk together, does one of you wear a harness?

Does her sports bra count?


37 posted on 04/01/2014 11:40:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I never have to shovel up the wife’s poo

Oh, so she's domesticated?
38 posted on 04/01/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: chris37

I dont have a dog or a spouse (I used to have both).

I desire neither and have the freedom to live all over the world now and love every second of it.

The Who

I’M FREE- I’m free,
And freedom tastes of reality,
I’m free-I’m free,
AN’ I’m waiting for you to follow me.

If I told you what it takes
to reach the highest high,
You’d laugh and say ‘nothing’s that simple’
But you’ve been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple!

I’m free-I’m free
And freedom tastes of reality
I’m free-I’m free
And I’m waiting for you to follow me.

[Chorus:]

How can we follow?
How can we follow?


39 posted on 04/01/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT by not2be4gotten.com
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To: Sir Napsalot

Bump for later....

The dog needs to read this.... : ^ )

I have come to realize she thinks I am her pet....


40 posted on 04/01/2014 1:51:02 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Does her sports bra count?

Only if you're connected to it, by a lead, or a thumb.

41 posted on 04/01/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: not2be4gotten.com

Yeah, man, there really is something to be said about being able to come and go as we please.

Now, I now I can go without a dog, but I just don’t want to. Too much joy to be had there.

A wife on the other hand...pass.

It just isn’t for me, I’m a lone wolf and always have been.

I had my fill when I was younger, and it was WAY MORE TROUBLE that it was worth, so I walked away and never went back.

I don’t see it changing, I’m too used to it this way now.


42 posted on 04/01/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
You go on vacation with your dog and ask a neighbor to feed your wife.

Your dogs collar is nicer than your wife's necklace.

You sleep in the dog house.

You bark more than you talk.

43 posted on 04/01/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: not2be4gotten.com

I had both also. Still have the dog.


44 posted on 04/01/2014 2:13:37 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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45 posted on 04/01/2014 9:37:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: usconservative

My little Maltese mix is 10.For a long time now he starts waiting at the slider that has a view to the driveway entrance about a half hour before hubby gets home. When I first noticed it, I remember thinking - is this dog psychic or what? It took me awhile to realize that hubby calls me when he leaves work to see if I need him to pick up anything. The dog must know who I am talking with and that’s when he starts his vigil. He’s a smart little dog.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 9:44:39 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: usconservative

My little Maltese mix is 10.For a long time now he starts waiting at the slider that has a view to the driveway entrance about a half hour before hubby gets home. When I first noticed it, I remember thinking - is this dog psychic or what? It took me awhile to realize that hubby calls me when he leaves work to see if I need him to pick up anything. The dog must know who I am talking with and that’s when he starts his vigil. He’s a smart little dog.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: glock rocks

LOL I like this.

(Obligatory reminder/ prayer to the choir) Never leave pooches unattended in a car. Not just because it’s too hot, but too many lowlifes are stealing cars with dogs inside these days. (Sorry. It’s reflex)


48 posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:03 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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