Pets are pets. If we commit to caring for them, we should do it to the best of our abilities. But they do not come before humans.
Yeah, if you think even for a moment, you would put the health or feelings of your spouse or children after a pet, that’s a major red flag. Not on the guy’s part.
My husband is not a dog person. He tolerates my dog. But he is good and gentle.
When we got chicks they were supposed to stay in the unheated shed with their heat lamp. Then it was the basement (he thought the shed would be too cold). Then it was the back room (basement isn’t heated after all). And then somehow they ended up in the living room basking in the glow of the fireplace.
And where was one of the cute fuzzbuts less than 12 hours after being “home”? Curled up sleeping on my husband’s chest.
Yet, he really doesn’t care for animals.
I’ll miss not having a dog when mine passes (she’ll be 12 in spring of next year). We have no plans to get another. It won’t be the right time for us. And it’s a sacrifice that I’m willing to make. My family…including my husband’s comfort level…comes first. It always will.
He has admitted that maybe after we’re done diapers and assisting with wiping butts then perhaps we’ll get another if it continues to be truly important to me.
And with the amount of poop I now deal with on a daily basis…as much as I love my dog…I think I agree. I spend more time dealing with poop some days than I do anything else.