Reportedly, he wants a dog. A guard dog. A dog that’ll rip someone’s balls off. Because, you know, three daughters.
My husband, The Mister, is a father. He’s the awesome, and protective, dad to Dear Girl, Sweet Girl, and Darling Girl. When I say protective, I mean to say that he’s A Very Incredibly Protective Father.
That’s why, when Dear Girl took a walk last week and he freaked a bit, he informed me that his Father’s Day gift would be a dog.I know he’s serious about getting a dog. I don’t know how serious. I don’t know if there are additional reasons besides ball ripping, such as:
- Missing having a dog, since most of his life he had one around
- He’d like a companion besides cats that he can play with outside
- He’d like to take walks with a dog, and know if our daughters walk with one he’d feel safer
- He’s a dog person
- He feels like he needs a dog to be part of the family, just like I felt like we needed to include cats except I’ll be honest… I wanted cats for therapeutic reasons for Grace AND they quelled the whole, “I want a baby” thing
If this really is just about ball ripping, then I have no desire to go out and get a guard dog. If we got a dog, it would have to be a family dog. It shouldn’t be a danger to people. If a dog is a danger to people outside of our home, it will be a danger to the family. It’ll take research and making sure there’s a connection with the animal, including getting along with the cats. He’s letting the girls research. I’ve been trying to guide the girls in their research, and doing my own. I’ve been giving practical input and showing different available breeds and specific dogs locally. I’ve been making sure to let him know about adoption costs, monthly costs, annual cost the first year, annual costs after that, etc. I don’t know if he’s paying attention to any of it.
Am I being unreasonable?
Of course it could be a moot point if he just comes home over the weekend with one of the sweet muts I showed him from the rescues. I’m afraid that could happen too, since he thinks that’s what I did with Daisy. Revisionist history, right there, but I guess it’s a waiting game now.
Tune in later! Because it could be a moot point if he decides it’s too expensive! 😉