Am I the only one?

That cannot connect to other people's dogs like I can my own? In this, I mean, I've been with my boyfriend for over a year and he has dogs, but I could never love them.They're not bad dogs.They're very sweet, but I just can't seem to have that connection even though it's been this long.I've taken them for walks by myself and all that, but they don't fill the void my dog left when I had to put her down.

It's been months since that happened.And I'm slowly getting the desire to get a new dog.Not a puppy as I don't have the time or energy but an adult dog.

The problem is that my family won't allow another dog and we have no place to keep them.So I'm hoping by the time we are able to get our own apartment, I can convince him to get a dog with me.

Am I the only one who feels this way?
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ToxicLullaby
I don't feel like getting another pet is replacing her. I feel like it's a new relationship.
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ToxicLullaby
It's funny. I read this, then went out back for a smoke when my dog ran up and jumped on my lap. Thinking about it, I don't think I'll get another dog after this one passes. It's too strong of a connection for too short of a time. If I were to get another dog, in no way would it ever be the same, so I don't think I could bring myself to do it.

For some people, dogs, are dogs, are dogs. But for me, it's like a family. So to replace one with another doesn't set right with me. Once he's gone, dogs are a closed chapter in my book.
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MarquisDeSade
My dog was kind of a rescue. I was in day care as a child at this woman's house. I went there for years. She had this dog that I fell in love with. One day, a neighbor kid who had been known to abuse animals, did something to the dog and she bit him. Because the kid was younger (younger than 10), the police said she had to be rid of or be put down. So I ended up taking her and she lived with me until I put her down last year due to cancer. I don't know why I bonded with her. But I did.
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