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What is it with men bringing home puppies?

post #1 of 5
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Grrrr!!! We have a new Lab puppy. Dh insists he'll take care of him and I won't have to do anything. Riiight. I find that hard to believe. Especially since he's out working and I'm here with this puppy...less than an hour after he 'arrived'. :


I so did not want a puppy. He is adorable though. I'm soooo ticked right now though. I seriously want to cry. Like I need one more thing to take care of. :
post #2 of 5
Yea, been there done that. My dh now considers it his personal mission to inform people what a bad idea it is to buy a pet as a gift or surprise.

I hope it works out for you, but decide quickly if you can handle it or not. By the time I realized that we really shouldn't have a dog, it was too late. We loved her already. It's worked out fine, but it was rough the first year or so. She's really a great dog and would be a lot better if dh had realized what he was getting into when he got her.
post #3 of 5
Oh how disrespectful!

These are, no doubt, the same men who would be very upset (and understandably so) if their wives decided unilaterally to get pregnant again, no?
post #4 of 5
i hope it works out for you. DH got Tyson as my Valentine's Day surpirse.... i love him but would have loved to wait before getting another dog...especially a puppy. But for us it's working out.... I hope it works out for you too.
post #5 of 5
Yeah, we have encountered this situation in the past and it did not go well at all! I knew it was a bad idea from the get-go, but *someone* didn't want to listen. Then we took on two more dogs as a charity type case and sadly they both died within 2 yrs. so now we are a dog-free home. Which is odd because we really do need a dog where we live, but I hesitate to take on the responsibility again. Fortunately dh has figured this out too!
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