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Your sister in law is the wierd one, if you ask me!
My setters go with me almost everywhere. If they can't come, I try to get to them as quick as I can! Every second I have between classes is for them and if I have to study a bit more, I jsut get up earlier or go to bed later - they still get at least a full hour walk in the fields, plus the smaller ones in the city.
I have been told many, many times that they are not human, and that I should socialize more with humans and less with my dogs, but guess what - I like them better than many people, and they do not let me down ever!
If you can't recognise this in your dog, you are blind and missing one of the greatest love you can have!
ah ah , typical Sue :)))
yes, you are certainly in great company here :)
My brother in law thought we were complete”Barm Cakes” the way we treated our boys. He would have nothing to do with them and decided they caused death and destruction. Then he retired and my sister decided that the dog she had always wanted could now join the family…arrive one male pointer. Two years later he was joined by a Pointer bitch.
My brother in law (bless him) now arranges holidays around the dogs, cannot leave the house without making sure the dogs are safe and happy, will rush back from parties because the dogs might miss him. When one was ill he slept on the floor next to the basket, and then carried him up stair to sleep on their bed so he could take better care.
There is hope for your sister in law….you on the other hand are well passed saving…like all other Setter carers.
In this house it's, love me, love my dogs :-)
When I got married one of my vows was 'love me love my dogs' the other was 'love me love my horses'. .......and the dogs who were never going to be allowed on the furniture sleep on the sofas and armchair and in the middle of the night he lets one up to have a sleep on the bed so we are falling off the sides and have no duvet as the dog has the best place in the middle. When they have got old or sick and need a hand upstairs he has carried them up the stairs and back down again in the morning and that's just the husband. Luckily both our families are all dog mad too and what other people think of me I just don't really care!
I think that if my girls had to answer honestly, thy'd also say I need a therapist.... or even a shrink!
They also know that is not in their best interest... =)
These are so great! My son gave me his nasty cold and fever. The first thing that popped in my head this morning and I realized I woke up sick wasn't that I might miss work, but rather..... how will I take Cash out! I feel like crap!