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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Glad to see he's coming along nicely and I can hear from your "posts" you are starting to relax a bit which is great.

    I understand about your mums attitude toward your emotions for your pet.

    I have an old friend who is quite elderly who i shop for and keep company when i can, and while she dosent actually say to my face that she thinks i do and spend to much on my dogs..she gets that message across anyway.
    When i take her shopping she tells all who will listen that "some people" (me), spend to much on an animals when pensioners are starving and "people care more for there pets than pensioners"...it drives me mad.

    It got even worse when she found out they were insured!

    She then said, "god, some people have health insurance for their dogs, but no one cares for pensioners, I havent got health insurance"....lol

    So to stop it, I have lied and said, they arnt insured anymore and am going to pay for pay TV for her instead, that has made her happy!

    I really believe some people are born nurturers, and those are the people who seem to think an animals pain, is the same as ours. Non nuturers, think dogs are a lower species who impotance is second to their own.
    I have to be honest, this sort of attitude really annoys me. I work really hard for my money, I always have and if I want to spend it on my dog well whose business is that? I spend a lot on Sammy but I feel it's worth it. He lost his appetite a bit after being hit by a car so yeah, I bought him lamb mince, steaks and maryland chicken pieces from Coles which cost about $12 and I could have given that money to charity instead. But without wanting to sound melodramatic, life is so hard. Each day, I have to get up, go to work. Then I come home and run my house. I pay a lot in tax every year and the government spends part of that on pensions and other hand-outs. But I need to be able to get up every day and go to work and do well so that I can be in the tax bracket I'm in and they can make that much money out of me as they do. And Sammy helps me do that. When my mother's bf threw me out of home at 10:30pm at night 3 months before I finished uni, Sammy was the reason I kept going and got my degree. He was a dependent and inspiration at the same time, not to mention a black hole for all the sadness and negativity I felt. I won't go into it, but things happen in life that are very hard to deal with and make you want to give up. But if we all gave up there would be no-one to pay taxes and no pensions or hand-outs at all.

    Dogs are not a lesser species, they are a different species. They have a lot to offer us that other humans can't, just as humans offer a lot that dogs can't. It's harder to articulate what it is that dogs give us, but personally I need both in my life. That said, sometimes you need to be alone from other people. But I never have that with Sammy. I always enjoy his company and he always makes me happier. What else in the world can do that? How many people are there who wouldn't spend every cent they had if they could buy happiness? We are the lucky ones who can get that from something as accessible as a dog.

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    Lmao Sean, nice pick up Amazing how omitting one letter can take on a whole new meaning

    Impotence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    I have to be honest, this sort of attitude really annoys me. I work really hard for my money, I always have and if I want to spend it on my dog well whose business is that? I spend a lot on Sammy but I feel it's worth it. He lost his appetite a bit after being hit by a car so yeah, I bought him lamb mince, steaks and maryland chicken pieces from Coles which cost about $12 and I could have given that money to charity instead. But without wanting to sound melodramatic, life is so hard. Each day, I have to get up, go to work. Then I come home and run my house. I pay a lot in tax every year and the government spends part of that on pensions and other hand-outs. But I need to be able to get up every day and go to work and do well so that I can be in the tax bracket I'm in and they can make that much money out of me as they do. And Sammy helps me do that. When my mother's bf threw me out of home at 10:30pm at night 3 months before I finished uni, Sammy was the reason I kept going and got my degree. He was a dependent and inspiration at the same time, not to mention a black hole for all the sadness and negativity I felt. I won't go into it, but things happen in life that are very hard to deal with and make you want to give up. But if we all gave up there would be no-one to pay taxes and no pensions or hand-outs at all.

    Dogs are not a lesser species, they are a different species. They have a lot to offer us that other humans can't, just as humans offer a lot that dogs can't. It's harder to articulate what it is that dogs give us, but personally I need both in my life. That said, sometimes you need to be alone from other people. But I never have that with Sammy. I always enjoy his company and he always makes me happier. What else in the world can do that? How many people are there who wouldn't spend every cent they had if they could buy happiness? We are the lucky ones who can get that from something as accessible as a dog.
    99, LIKE...no LOVE as the button isnt working..well said, my sentiments exactly.

    But she certainly has a way of making me feel guilty and she dosent know half what we spend on our dogs,,,,

    Sean.....Thank you, you are making me look before i type now!

    Does the ABC spell check button work? Mine dosent or maybe im not using it properly.
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    sometimes, the more I know about people, the more I like my dog.

    Dogs are so uncomplicated about the way they give affection. They don't read mysterious things into what you do. Or have outrageous expectations of your mind reading skills. Ok mine does, but it's not hard to read her mind. Gimme food, more food, game, play with me, food more food...sleep now zzzzzzzz

    I spend stupid amounts of money on my dog. Just spent about $700 on the next online dog training course... erm. My siblings spend 10 times what I do on my dog, on their children. At least Frosty will never want a wii or an ipad.

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    Amen to that 99! Lol

    It's hard because i don't really have anybody in my life that understands why i do what i do for my dogs. Why i get up at 6am EVERY morning to take them for their walk, and then rush home at 5pm to take them for another - heck even if i don't manage to get home till some ridiculous hour like 10pm and i still take them for their evening walk, because I LOVE it! It's the part of my day that's enjoyable, where i can relax and just enjoy the company. I'm not really a people person, never have been so i enjoy the silent company. Me and OH fight, and i'm off to the park with the dogs! The're such a great outlet for me.

    I spend much of my wage on the best dog food, doggy perfumes and shampoo's. The best brushes, halters, leads & bedding. Take me to the RSPCA Pet Superstore and i'm there for hours. Drives my OH mad but i figured once the bills are paid, whatever leftover is mine to play with & if it means i prefer to spend it on my dog then so be it! My mum thinks differently, she loves the dogs but she isn't a big money spender - she thinks a collar from Crazy Clarks will do the job, so i fork out for those extra's for her's too.

    My friends think i'm a nutter - they call me the crazy dog lady. I have clothing with dog emblems on them, my facebook wall is plastered with their photo's and they have their own album, my wallet has a photo of them, my iphone wallpaper is a picture of them, my computer desktop is of them it drives them & my OH crazy. Every conversation starts with 'guess what molly did today' they are the center of my world!!

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    Hyacinth,

    >>>>>At least Frosty will never want a wii or an ipad. >>>>



    Are you sure about that?
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    Kuri,
    I am really pleased to see im not the only one who has the title of the "crazy dog lady"..join the club
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    Haha, i love it! sure they give me a hard time about it now and then but it's all good!

    I was actually having a talk with one of my GF's today who just moved over from NZ who said i'm a totally different person & i really am but it's for the better!

    I will admit to being very self obsessed, always had to have the pretty nails, hair extensions, make up just to go to the supermarket! I'm totally different now, extensions are long gone, i don't feel the need to have my nails done every 4 weeks and i BARELY wear makeup anymore - and i seriously think it has to do with the dogs! I prefer to spend my money on them, i don't bother to dress up 'because i'm only going to walk the dogs later so it's a waste of time' and i don't know why i ever bothered to spend copius amounts of time doing makeup to go to the super market. What i freak i use to be!

    They've taught me not to be so bloody self indulgent!

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