I am the primary caregiver with Aisha. I think it is great when couples raise things together. I refer to my husband as my sperm donar (is that allowed) Put it this way while chasing my puppy down the street for 4 miles my husband finished eating his dinner. DONKEY,, who does not like walks LOL He likes Aisha and is always proud of accomplishment but we constantly have a difference of opinion about her. To let her lie with me on the couch, not to baby talk to her, etc etc..... He just thinks that Lalayla should be starting the cat scan at the hospital. LOL. He was not raised with pets like I was, so I suppose that is the difference. I have taught him a few things and is slowly coming around. But like I said I feed, bath, train, walk, poop and scoop etc.
Yea, they came from the same mold. Not raised with pets. He complained about the smell of dogfood, if the dog pooped in the house and he was home all day, I had to clean it when I got home from work. He won't walk her when I am at work. (He works from home) He didn't want her on the furniture (hehe, he lost that battle) But she is so sweet and she really loves him and is starting to win him over. I hope she gets him to love her enough before she chews up a pair of his shoes! lol
Oh I hear you. When I know he's coming home I tell her "daddy is coming you better get off" He caught her today and asked what she was doing there. She got off quick, and I said "where on what couch do you see her on the couch now?" lol. He laughed so I think he's coming around. My other Shepherd was suppose to be an outside dog according to him, boy did he lose that battle quick. Did not know what hit him. What difference does it make to them when they don't clean up and vaccum up their hair like we do. They seem to be proud of their accomplishments just like with the kids as if they had anything to do with them LOL
Aisha, that is too funny! I guess we are kind of out the ordinary. We both do enjoy the dogs, the whelping, the showing. We are not the yuppies like in "Best in Show". We are not rich, with money to blow. We've given up a lot to continue our adventure in Poodles. We've had to learn a lot about our chosen breed the hard way. But I think what keeps us both at the same level of interest is that we both have a strong ethic and desire to produce the best that we can. Admittedly, we did not start with the best. My wife just went out and found a bitch that she liked, not knowing what she was looking at. That turned out well though because she is the alpha of the pack, loves all puppies, and is a fantastic mother who instills all the best in her own puppies. She is what breeders would call "a very good brood bitch". We have improved our line with each breeding. We have learned from our mistakes. The weirdest thing - I wanted Boxers, and she can't stand the drooling. LTLGTO
The funny thing is, we both love our dogs the same, but everybody has favorites, and ours seem to be the opposite of each other. I like the goofy, the smallest, the oddball and she like the bitchy, the boss, the demanding. Well, maybe we pick our own personality in our pets! I'm glad she doesn't come on this board! LTLGTO
That is great ltlgto. I don't know how you guys do it without wanting to kill one another. lol. DH may need knee surgery and I'm dreading the idea of having him home post surgery for 6 weeks. Kill me now! I love him and all and he is home all the time after work which is fine but we can't be glued together for a long period of time because I would probably kill him. lol. I like having him home or the thought that he is home but not in my face! lol But put it this way, if he were to leave I would have a rescue shelter but he would not tolerate more then one dog. WHATEVER lOl
Smooshie, I have wanted a Boxer ever since seeing a picture of a female fawn and white the our family had before I was born. They got her a couple of months after my older brother was born (he's 5 years older). She died before I was born. But I grew up in the 60's with toy poodles. I love our toys but I think I am more fond of larger breeds. I've walked our groomers silver male standard around when he's done in the ring, and the power and pull he has is something. I know there are much more powerful dogs around, but they don't have the elegance at the same time as a Standard Poodle. Please don't get mad people, but until you go to a dog show and see a beautiful male Standard Poodle in show coat, you don't know what your missing. (Toot, Tooting my breeds horn. Sorry!) LTLGTO
Oh! now Cricketmom, I didn't say that. That was in the post before! (LOL) Aisha, you refer to your husband as DH. What does the D stand for? We have our disagreements about the dogs and stuff, but we have the same goals, and that helps! LTLGTO
I'm not a little dog person at all....probably a good thing. My Boxers would trample them (they aren't exactly the most 'graceful' breed lol. I do LOVE Standard Poodles....My neighbors in Canada had a gorgeous Apricot male...probably the smartest dog I ever met.