Do you know how many dogs I’ve met that get scared or anxious around men because in their previous home men hit them? A lot, and they are very protective of the women who have adopted them now.
Men who are violent towards women are often violent towards animals as well. They think we’re all chattel. If a man wants you to choose between your dog or cat or him, dump the guy. Those animals will love you for the rest of your life, loyal and true.
Actually, I have something to add.
The other day I saw a story where a woman was asking why her dogs had suddenly started growling at her boyfriend whenever he was in the same room as her son.
And my immediate thought was ‘that boyfriend has hurt the kid somehow.’
Spoilers: that was exactly the case.
Trust ur dogs when they say something is off.
The first time my sister came to visit, via plane, after I got my dog, pupper growled at her and wouldn’t go near her for the first day. Next visit was by car (two day drive)and pupper LOVED my sister. They snuggled and played and none of us could figure out why the change. We thought maybe the scent of my sisters cat had lingered on her clothes, making that first visit a rough one. Whereas when she came by car, the scent had had time to wear off. Well that was partially true…
Fast forward about six months when I went north to visit my family. My sister walked into my parents’ house and pupper ran to greet my sister. Stopped dead in her tracks and started growling and barking. Hackles raised, full protection mode. My sisters husband had just walked in behind her.
My precious puppy wanted NOTHING to do with him. She barked, growled, ran away, and sat between him and my sister. Y'all my dog had spent maybe a weekend a half around my sister but protected her like this was her flesh and blood.
Eventually, my sister filed for divorce on grounds of “Extreme and repeated mental, emotional, and sexual abuse.” Divorce was final in less than a month because her claims were substantiated.
Trust the dog, honey. They KNOW.
I’ve never owned dogs, but I used to work with horses (which are a lot like big dogs).
There was this one horse I worked with named Tonto. He was a doll. He followed me like a puppy, snuck treats out of my pocket, he was the sweetest thing. We were practically inseparable.
A guy I was considering dating came to visit me one day, and Tonto wanted NOTHING to do with him. Normally well behaved, he shoved himself between us and would NOT let this guy near me. He was stomping, acting really aggressive, and tried to bite the guy. This horse was practically dragging me back toward the barn. At that moment, despite being like, 17, I knew something was up, and ultimately things didn’t pan out for guy and me.
A year later I found out he had lied about his age (he said he was 18 but he was actually 27) he was arrested for sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl.
TRUST THE ANIMALS.
Honestly dogs are so incredibly invested in your safety its unreal.A couple years ago, I was dumb and had a really hot shower without opening my bathroom window. Opened the door and all the steam set off the fire alarm.Now, that fire alarm is basically my oven timer but louder (Its since been changed to a much more pleasant but still loud and alert sound). My dog never gets annoyed at similar sounds because of this, usually just ignoring alarms like that.When the fire alarm went off? He went absolutely mental, and wouldnt stop barking and rushing round to everyone until we turned the alarm off and proved to him thete wasnt a fire. He freaking charged up the stairs to try and get me and my sister to leave, and had pretty much pounced on my parents to get out.And hes not just this protective in those types of situations. Hes a rescue dog and doesnt really like cuddling up to people, preferring to just sit by them or maybe lean against them. One day, I came home from school an absolute wreck because of an incredibly stressful day. I went into the conservatory and sat on the couch and my dog came from where he was napping upstairs to full on sit on my lap and cuddle up with me for half an hour to comfort me. He only moved if I needed to shift, and kept as close to me as possible until I felt okay.Always, always trust in what your pets sense, because they will protect you from anything they can. If they sense a threat, they will always act accordingly. A cat may become very cold and distant towards a person who seems untrustworthy to them. Dogs will get between you and the threat. If your significant other has a bad relationshio with your pet, there is a completely valid reason. If there is ever a situation of me or the pet, you should probably choose the pet.
found @ 27 likes ON 2019-02-27 18:32:02 BY ME.ME