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    A Conversation about a Dog

    My friend and I were having a conversation about dogs and I said that I like dogs. He said that I should buy a dog since I like dogs. I said that even though I like being around dogs and playing with them, I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I was not making sense by saying that I like dogs, but I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I'm just cheap and a tightwad for not buying a dog. I kept telling my friend that I'm not being a tightwad. I like being around dogs, but I don't feel like owning as a pet. My friend still insists that I'm a tightwad. We went on and on talking about this for a couple of hours! What do you think about this? I don't see what is the big deal about not buying a dog.

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    My dad used to "have to see a man about a dog" all the time

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    I don't think you should ever buy an animal on impulse or because someone is trying to guilt trip you. It's a big responsibility, especially dogs that will eat up a lot of time and money (cats are much easier). If you don't feel you could put your heart into caring for the animal then I think it would be unfair to the animal to adopt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    My friend and I were having a conversation about dogs and I said that I like dogs. He said that I should buy a dog since I like dogs. I said that even though I like being around dogs and playing with them, I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I was not making sense by saying that I like dogs, but I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I'm just cheap and a tightwad for not buying a dog. I kept telling my friend that I'm not being a tightwad. I like being around dogs, but I don't feel like owning as a pet. My friend still insists that I'm a tightwad. We went on and on talking about this for a couple of hours! What do you think about this? I don't see what is the big deal about not buying a dog.
    Buy a darn dog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    My friend and I were having a conversation about dogs and I said that I like dogs. He said that I should buy a dog since I like dogs. I said that even though I like being around dogs and playing with them, I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I was not making sense by saying that I like dogs, but I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I'm just cheap and a tightwad for not buying a dog. I kept telling my friend that I'm not being a tightwad. I like being around dogs, but I don't feel like owning as a pet. My friend still insists that I'm a tightwad. We went on and on talking about this for a couple of hours! What do you think about this? I don't see what is the big deal about not buying a dog.
    Seems to me that you know what you want better than your friend does. Bad advice. When and if you are ready to commit to a dog for the rest of it's life that is time to get a dog. And there are lots of free dogs around. So the cheap skate bit is irrelevant.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    My friend and I were having a conversation about dogs and I said that I like dogs. He said that I should buy a dog since I like dogs. I said that even though I like being around dogs and playing with them, I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I was not making sense by saying that I like dogs, but I don't feel like owning a pet. My friend told me that I'm just cheap and a tightwad for not buying a dog. I kept telling my friend that I'm not being a tightwad. I like being around dogs, but I don't feel like owning as a pet. My friend still insists that I'm a tightwad. We went on and on talking about this for a couple of hours! What do you think about this? I don't see what is the big deal about not buying a dog.
    I think you just don't want the responsibility of owning a dog - and it IS a responsibility. If you acquire a pet, that pet is dependent on you for at least sustenance. Too many people like pets and decide to get one without having the responsibility to take care of it properly; that's why there are so many pets at shelters that they often have to be put down to make room for more.
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    My dog owns me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    My dog owns me.
    true that...
    "Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object. C.S. Lewis

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    Dear Lord, please make me one half the man my dog thinks I am.


    Meanwhile, if you're not committed to the responsibility of caring for a dog, you can prove you like them by not taking that on. Like other dogs!

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Dear Lord, please make me one half the man my dog thinks I am.


    Meanwhile, if you're not committed to the responsibility of caring for a dog, you can prove you like them by not taking that on. Like other dogs!
    Yeah. Start with a cat. That way if you don't take good care of it, no big deal.


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