I Have No Use For Dogs

Never liked dogs, never understood people who do. I'm watching my gf's dog now and its a pain in the ***. He just got me up an hour early so he could be let out too pee, ugjh. At least it wasn't 2 hours early like the day before.    And there are no advantages to having a dog I can see. Want to have a nice dinner at home? Forget it, this thing will make sure you can't relax and enjoy it. Want to chill after work, no way, now you have to feed and walk this thing. Work late, not really, you have a dog to let out. Want to go away for the weekend, oh who is going to watch the dog? At least with a cat you can leave out some dry food and they are good for a day or 2. 
alk99 alk99
36-40, M
3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

Where's the like button for this post? Good job, alk99!

I've got say I completely agree with every post on this site I've felt like that all my life. Good job for starting it. Generally I can't stand the things either for all the reasons everyone has stated. Thank god I'm not alone and there are actually people out there who think the same way as I do.<br />
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In the defence of dogs though I will say although that when my mother got a dog he was ok as far as they go I guess, he didn't bark when we were around (unless it was at the postman) he didn't crap in the yard (too well trained for that) he didn't stink as he was bathed regularly and he wasn't aggressive either and there were times, for about 5 minutes when he greeted me, when I was actually quite fond of him. However when it came to having to take him out for a walk mainly to let him have a good crap and a **** (in all weathers and at least twice a day) and the need to pick up his steaming turds afterwards, the fact that he couldn't be left alone for 2 seconds, his constant need for attention and validation "can't you just entertain yourself for 5 minutes? Do I have to do it for you ALL THE TIME?" and generally behaving like a 2 year old that constantly needs looking after that I found so.... tiresome. Really, really tiresome. <br />
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When he was PTS a few months ago I did feel sad for a day or two, I actually felt guilty that I couldn't feel any stronger emotion. I did feel upset for my mother though as she really loved that dog.<br />
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I'm just not a dog person I guess.

Thank goodness for the voice of reason<br />
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Dogs = why bother<br />
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I didn't used to hate them until I married a dog owner, now I've done the "aversion therapy" I'd rather die than voluntarily own a dog....

out of curiosity what is the aversion therapy? i am currently living with my boyfriend who has an extremely shy dog and I cannot stand how big of a wimp she is. I can turn around wrong or put on my shoes wrong and she become terrified of me. i need something so i can live with this dog....