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Old 03-24-2010, 09:25 AM
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I am 37 and my in laws are busy disapproving of me getting a dog, so sometimes things don't change no matter how old you are (and I own a large house and make plenty of money to support my dog - go figure)
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I think sometimes in-laws find anything they can to be disaproving.
Im 37 too, my parents dont approv of my pets becuse Im supposed to be a copy of them.... ya right. Aprov or not, I think my mother just recently realized that argueing with me gets no where. Bad thing for me is even though I have supported them myself, now we are hitting hard times and she is going to help me some.
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The way I see it you already have 3 dogs, what would be the difference between having "your own" dog? what does this mean to you? if it's just being able to choose him and/or name him your parents might think you are seeing the puppy like a toy and that you are not ready for one, but if this is not the case then explain to your parents your reasons for wanting one, don't forget to listen their reasons for not wanting one!

and you might want to keep in mind that males can make puppies too, better be safe than sorry
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^ Just wanted to point out to Shymexicana, like me.. i wanted my own dog, even though my dad already has two lol.. to me it is like feeling 'independant' like i am, and alway's have been.
Just give's you some kind of comfort knowing that you have something all you're own.. that makes you feel proud.. i don't know it is a hard feeling to explain, i wish i could explain it more.. and im sure you will have tons of questions i WONT be able to actually answer lol... But than, life has many Question's asked that are left unanswered.
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I hope this doesn't come off as rude, but it sounds to me like you're splitting up your household by saying, "These dogs are my parents' dogs, and this dog will be my dog."

One of the biggest issues I find with dog owners is what I just explained. These dogs are family members... When you start splitting the family members up, that's when problems arise.

"Your dog peed on the carpet and I'm not cleaning it because he's not my dog."
"Your dog chewed up my shoe/book/whatever and I'm expecting you to replace it because it wasn't my dog that did it!"

See the problems here?

All the dogs in a home should be considered everyone's dog and the responsibilities should be split-up evenly. If you're not already taking your fair share of time and energy to care for the three dogs you already have, then try to pick up more responsibilities with them. That way you not only get into the habits that you need to care for a dog, but you're showing your parents that you're serious and that you are capable of caring for a dog.

However, if your parents say "No" then that means no. There's nothing any of us here can do to change that...
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