Then when you have guests, the bloody thing jumps up and slavers and humps your leg, when you eat its sat there begging (dogs are scavengers, they will eat a full meal and be on the prowl for more food constantly). If I'm at someone's house I ask them to put dog in another room or I'm leaving, because I cannot stand someone's dog jumping up at me with its stinky slobbery gob and dirty paws!
Then there's stress when you go on holiday, finding a suitable kennels and then they may ask for more vaccinations.
And what do they give you back? At least a child grows up! You spend years walking the stinky thing in -5* in January when you've done a long day in the office, and for what? Yuck, they're gross and filthy and hard work and my son will not be having one!
I'd advise a goldfish!
I don't mind a dog at someone's house if its sat down and not jumping up at me, or slobbering over me or scratching for some of what I'm eating! But inevitably, thats what dogs by nature do,
and I make no apologies for not liking it!
I'm not highly strung, I just can't see what I would have to gain by having a dog, all it would do is increase my weekly workload by having to walk it, clean it, pick up its crap....it wouldn't bring me enjoyment it would get under my feet and p1ss me off when its cold and windy and rainy and I've got to take it out when Coronation Street is on!
DebtFreeChick- very funny! lol, still not convinced though! You are right, a well behaved dog doesn't bother me one bit, m in laws put me off. They've got this shiatzu called Angel and they buy is freshly cooked organic chicken breasts for dinner, let it sleep in their bed (God only knows how they have a sex life!) It jumps and barks and is just plain irritating if everyone isn't giving it attention, and get this.....
I saw my in laws driving up the road, FIL driving, MIL sat in the back. Why? Why on earth would she sit in the back when its just the two of them?!?! Yeah you guessed it, the bleeding dog wanted to sit on the front seat so she demoted herself to the back of the Micra!
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