I have a 2 year old golden retriever. When he was a puppy he was an inside dog. He has gotten to big now and I put him outside. I have a very small house. I feel bad because I am the only one to go out and play with him. I just don't feel he gets enough attention. My husband tells me I am crazy for feeling like this. Says he is just a dog. What do you think?
No Sweetie, ur not crazy @ all. Your dog is part of your family & there's nothing wrong with being outside playing with him and loving on him. Just b/c he's a dog doesn't mean that he doesn't have feelings just as we humans do. In the past my family and I were dog owners and we treated them like part of the family. Currently, we're cat owners, and consider all three of them to be my babies LOL! I give them as much attention and love just as i give to my human son.
Answer by NubianQueen78 at 1:51 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
I feel sorry for the dog! I used to live in a house that was barely 1000sqft I have three dogs. One is 80 pounds, one is 50 and the other is 35. Now because my circumstances have changed(husband walked out and threatened me) my daughter and I live with my mom in her basement. It is a big house but the dogs live in the basement. Yes, it is a smaller space but they get plenty of exercise and know how to behave in the house. Dogs and especially Goldens love to be around people they are social animals so it is pretty mean to kick the dog outside. I adopted a golden years ago that had been an outdoor only dog. The reason they were getting rid of her was because she was jumping their fence. Poor dog was bored and lonely.
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I don't think you are Crazy for feeling the way you do but, maybe your husband is a little Crazy to think it's O.K. for your dog to be outside Alone & with hardly any Interaction b/c it is " Just a Dog " That is really Mean & Cruel- It drives me Insane Everyday b/c my neighbors have a Lab in the back yard & it never gets any kind of attention; except when i go out there to give him treats & talk to him- i don't understand why people get a dog & then make them live a Sad & Lonely life Outside-
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