Dating a fur ball

There are so many men with many pictures of their dogs on their profiles it makes me wonder if I will be dating their dogs. One man who interested me wrote so glowingly about his dog, I started my communication to him by writing to his dog. The dog wrote back and we had a very fun correspondence. Unfortunately when we met, the man was not as enticing as his dog!

Another beau’s affection for his toy poodles drove me batty. He baby-talked to them incessantly and it was far from masculine and alluring. He was a horrible housekeeper and there was dog hair everywhere. I had to watch what I wore to his house otherwise when I left my clothing would be as furry as the dogs. Same with his car.

I like dogs and cats as they can be fun and loving. But I don’t like when a dog jumps on me when I’m dressed up. Nor do I like smelly cat litter boxes, nor clouds of fur.

Most people adore their pets. I think it’s key that someone you are considering dating seriously at least tolerates your pet. An ex-beau hated cats. When I was a cat owner, he meanly pushed the cat away when the cat tried to say hello.

If you think of your pets as your furry kids, be up front that your pet is very important to you.

And if you’re not the pet owner, at some point you will be spending time with your sweetie’s pet, either at his house, or if the pet is a dog, walking at the park, beach or neighborhood. So whether your sugar’s pet is a dog or cat, learn to carry a lint roller, as you’ll be using it a lot. And bringing the pet treats can help you win it’s owner’s heart, too.


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One response to “Dating a fur ball”

  1. Mitsy Avatar

    I’m a big pet lover myself. I have 2 cats that are really like my kids, but I don’t expect most men to be as nutty over them as I am. I would tell a guy what I thought of him if he pushed my kitty away in a disgusted way. That would likely be the last time he was in my house.

    However, I think there should be a balance somewhere. The last guy I dated got his daughter a “puggle” (half-pup/half beagle). She was a sweet puppy, but the potty training problems about sent him over the edge. I remember going over to his house & doing my share of the cleaning up because he was about to get sick. While I liked the little dog, she had a habit of wanting to jump all over me which I did not like. I like dogs but don’t like dog slobber. He would have a habit of letting the dog lick his feet when he was on the couch which turned my stomach and didn’t do much for me wanting to get close to the man in other ways. Because it was such a turn-off for me, he thought it was funny to allow it to happen. The man had other issues which ultimately ended our relationship and I could have dealt with the dog issues much easier if he hadn’t had some other severe problems which made the relationship impossible to continue. But, he wasn’t up to caring for a dog and I often willingly went over on my lunch hour to let the dog out to potty because he would be out of town working during the day. Not sure what he’s doing about that now, but I put in my time & effort on his pet and wouldn’t have asked him to do the same for me. I’m a cat person anyway since they are much easier to care for.