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BayouCatFan
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Port St Lucie, FL
Member since Jul 2008
3525 posts

Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
I have known this guy 30 years and he is a great person. Morally sound. A Sheriffs deputy in the Seattle area. Very conservative politically, so if you think this sounds odd dont blame this on him being liberal.

Last night he texted me to say he is going to start putting his dog in one of those pet hotels two days a week because he feels the dog is lonely and that it sleeps too much.

According to him, his dogs sleeps all day when he is at work which bothers him. Keep in mind my buddy only works 40 hours a week so its not like he is gone for extended hours. I will also add that on my buddies days off his time is devoted to his dog by going hiking, dog parks and so on.

I mentioned the financial cost is going to add up and his response was that he just loves his dog so much that he cant help it. I said I would think him moving his dog back and forth between home and pet hotel would cause the dog anxiety and that I would think his dog would just prefer to stay home because that is his comfort zone. His response is that his dog loves to play with other dogs and that dogs are pack animals by nature. At this point, I stopped texting because I could tell there was no reasoning with him.

I get loving your pets and wanting to give them the best life, but isnt he going off the deep end here? Am I the one who is wrong for not understanding where my buddy is coming from?
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madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
28110 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
Please read the 80s thread where everyone who grew up during that time is saying how great it was. We forgot to include dogs were dogs and no one brought a dog to a doggie spa, hotel,or daycare!


TrimTab
New Orleans Saints Fan
Faubourg Bouligny
Member since Mar 2019
3301 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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We forgot to include dogs were dogs and no one brought a dog to a doggie spa, hotel,or daycare!

And no one brought emotional support donkeys on an airplane.

OP, your buddy should try an in-home pet sitter or dog walker service a couple days a week instead.


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
55381 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
I know people with disposable income that do this type thing.

I believe it makes them feel better about themselves that they are aren't just leaving the dog at home all day. Maybe it is projection or something.

Apparently it is a pretty booming business if someone was wanting to get into it.


BayouCatFan
Arizona Fan
Port St Lucie, FL
Member since Jul 2008
3525 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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OP, your buddy should try an in-home pet sitter or dog walker service a couple days a week instead.



Good idea. Will mention it to him.


James11111
East Bay
Member since Jul 2020
465 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
When I was a kid we had a dog that used to roam the neighborhood during the day while we were all at school/work.

We found out he was living a double life and had a whole 2nd family of kids that hung out with him during the day, and called him Sam. ( not his name ). He was always waiting for us when we got off the bus at 4pm though.


TrimTab
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AthensRattler
Georgia Fan
Classic City, GA
Member since Dec 2013
666 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
Thought this was gonna be about peanut butter.


Topisawtiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi
Member since Oct 2012
2534 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
Your "buddy" needs a girlfriend and get a load off his mind. This dog obsession these days is pathetic.


Beessnax
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re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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in the Seattle area


Found the issue


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Buckeye Jeaux
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re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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I get loving your pets and wanting to give them the best life, but isnt he going off the deep end here? Am I the one who is wrong for not understanding where my buddy is coming from?

Tell your buddy that it looks suspicious. Doggie hotels are for people with too much money.

How did a sheriffs deputy come up with too much money.


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LSU Coyote
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Member since Sep 2007
29070 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
Not the buddy!



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Penrod
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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Good idea. Will mention it to him.

DON’T! You are probably on his last nerve already. It’s none of your business what he does; it’s not as though he was banging it or something. Let him put his dog in the pet hotel. The dog will probably love it.


LSU Coyote
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Sep 2007
29070 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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It’s none of your business what he does; it’s not as though he was banging it or something. Let him put his dog in the pet hotel. The dog will probably love it.


It is good for socializing.


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Eli Goldfinger
Army Fan
Member since Sep 2016
20227 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
So he wants his dog to get exercise and socialize a couple days per week instead of sleeping around the house?

That’s fine.

I thought you were about to list some buggery.


The Torch
LSU Fan
DFW The Dub
Member since Aug 2014
13306 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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it sleeps too much.


All dogs do this

He just needs to walk the dog two to three miles per day, be good for both of them.


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Grassy1
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
5031 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
What if he wanted to spend the same amount of money on playing golf, fishing or hunting? Would you try to talk him out of it?

His dog is his hobby.


Tell us about your hobby.


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hojo
LSU Fan
St. Louis, MO
Member since Mar 2005
540 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
Your buddy could just get a second dog. Probably end up being cheaper than the pet hotel, too.


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Skaterboi
Member since Oct 2020
563 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
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Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
unless he is being cruel to him, beating him etc, is what he does with his dog really any of your damn business? add to it starting a thread here about it. Your firend must not read TD, doubt you would post this thread if there was a chance he would see it. Him not reading tc does add to your friend being a loser though.


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Twenty 49
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2014
13620 posts

re: Has My Buddy Gone Too Far With His Dog??
The status of dogs in American society has risen more in my lifetime than that of many minority groups.

When I was a kid, one weird girl would take her poodle in the car. Everyone in town talked about how nuts that was. ("A dog. Inside the damn car!") And if a hunting dog wasn't getting the job done, he might RIP in the woods after that trip.

Now people treat their dogs like children, or better. The NAACP should study what the dogs did to attain such status so quickly and try to emulate it.


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