GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2013, 18:41   #1
superspud
Ninja
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 413
my girlfriend and her pit bull....

im sure there have been many "pit bulls are the best dogs ever" or "pit bulls are terrible!!!" threads on here, but i figured i'd start one more.


the lady and I have been dating for over a year now and are very serious. have discussed marriage, have talked about kids eventually and all that junk. everytime we start discussing serious things there is one issue we can not get beyond, her pit bull...

a little background:

I am 29, graduated college in 2006, worked in vegas for a few years and have lived back in the houston area since 2009. have a good steady job, own a house (paid for) as well as my car. I have a dachshund, no kids and have never been married, or even considered it.

she is 22, just got her degree in nursing and started her job at the hospital. great girl, was a college cheer leader, awesome personality and we get along great.


the only issue we face and constantly argue about is her dog. we dont live together (she has a house her parents bought that she lived in during college) but plan to start a life together. I have been very clear about the fact that i will not have her dog living in my house since day one, we've kinda just swept it under the carpet each time. well now that she's working and we're more serious, its becoming more of an issue. I have very firm feelings about pit bulls, im sure there's great examples of how sweet they are, but i want nothing to do with them. I wont have one living in my house, i won't have it in my back yard and i certainly wouldnt raise kids around one, period.

she, refuses to get rid of it. she has now stated that she will NOT get rid of it...

what to do......? am i in the wrong here and just too stubborn to acknowledge it?



cliffs: girlfriend for some reason has a pit bull, i will not have anything to do with it, she wont get rid of it... am i an ******* or what?
__________________
open your mind and shut your mouth...

Last edited by superspud; 03-15-2013 at 18:42..
superspud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:44   #2
dosei
Senior Member
 
dosei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 4,100
Yes, you're an *******. Break up.
__________________
Big Dawg No. 1431
Carolina Glocker No. 1431
"Freedom is a system based on courage" (Charles Peguy)
"Know where the attack against you is likely to come, whether on the street or in court, and have a proven counter already in place" (Mas Ayoob)
dosei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:47   #3
uz2bUSMC
10mm defender
 
uz2bUSMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: J-Ville NC
Posts: 3,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by dosei View Post
Yes, you're an *******. Break up.
^^^^^
__________________
- Without idiots, there would be no baseline for common sense.

- "Our country went through a transition during the last election where the parasites came together and outnumbered the hosts." -jdavionic
uz2bUSMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:47   #4
SIG-SOG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 293
My wife and I would not have married if she wanted me to get rid of my dog. She will resent you forever if she were to get rid of it. My $.02.
SIG-SOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:48   #5
PaLEOjd
Senior Member
 
PaLEOjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,771
Pitbulls are nice dogs UNTIL they do what they are known to do, attack. Not worth risking having a pitbull arouns if you plan on having children.............Get rid of her and find another girlfriend who is serious about tha safety of children.
__________________
G19, G19-Gen4, G17 RTF2 "gilly", G17-Gen4
G27, G23, G23-Gen4 G22-Gen4, G26-Gen4, G26
PaLEOjd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:48   #6
Clusterfrack
Senior Member
 
Clusterfrack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 2,077
Is the dog well trained and socialized?
__________________
"I have one simple request... and that is to have sharks with fricking laser beams attached to their heads!"--Dr. Evil
Clusterfrack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:49   #7
ithaca_deerslayer
Senior Member
 
ithaca_deerslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Upstate NY, USA
Posts: 18,629
You are wrong, she is right.

She deserves better, so break up with her now so she can move on and find a better guy.

I suspect pitbull is just the tip of the iceberg. What if she felt that way about guns? You'd think she was unreasonable.

___________
I joined the NRA, have you yet?

Last edited by ithaca_deerslayer; 03-16-2013 at 06:25..
ithaca_deerslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:50   #8
ezthumper
Registered User
 
ezthumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 461
I am going to guess your out and out reluctance to even have the dog around is from either from what you have heard or experienced.

Not sure which
  • The first is curable and you are being stubborn and not living up to your signature.
  • The second...might be a bit tough, and no you are not being stubborn, just fear.
ezthumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:50   #9
Rotn1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 620
Thanks for starting yet another Pit Bull thread. GNG doesn't have enough of these.
Assuming you are serious, here is simple advice you should expect from any dog owner/ lover..........................

LOVE ME! LOVE MY DOG

If you don't follow this simple rule expect to be kicked to the curb........ And rightfully so.
Rotn1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:51   #10
1-2man
Part Time
 
1-2man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lost
Posts: 3,929
How old is the pitbull? They don't live forever.
1-2man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:51   #11
frank4570
Feral human
 
frank4570's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cul Va
Posts: 16,688
Blog Entries: 1
Break up with her so that she can find a better guy.
__________________
Fear your government.
"Rats aren't creepy, experimenting on them IS." Emilie Autumn.

For too long people have said "screw NY, IL, etc" or "that'll never happen here." Yes, it will eventually. If we dont start standing up together now, it will never stop.-ilgunguygt
frank4570 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:54   #12
tbone1970
walmart goat
 
tbone1970's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 411
how can you expect her to change her mind if you wont reconsider your own opinion?

you already know what to do, or else you wouldnt have posted here.
__________________
Sent via carrier pigeon
tbone1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 18:58   #13
DWARREN123
Grumpy Old Guy
 
DWARREN123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CLARKSVILLE TN
Posts: 3,933
What are you willing to give up? Goes both ways and neither will like it!
Get over it or go your separate ways.
__________________
Have a Nice Day
DWARREN123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:02   #14
CaptCave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 1,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaLEOjd View Post
Guns are nice UNTIL they do what they are known to do, attack. Not worth risking having a guns arouns if you plan on having children.............Get rid of her and find another girlfriend who is serious about tha safety of children.

Fixed it for you.
CaptCave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:03   #15
czsmithGT
Senior Member
 
czsmithGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 9,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by superspud View Post

cliffs: girlfriend for some reason has a pit bull, i will not have anything to do with it, she wont get rid of it... am i an ******* or what?
If the dog is more important to her than you are, it is good you learned this before marriage. There are plenty of great girls out there who would understand your strong feelings on this matter and let the dog go to a good home somewhere else. No matter what, people are more important than animals, and I love dogs.
czsmithGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:05   #16
superspud
Ninja
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by SIG-SOG View Post
My wife and I would not have married if she wanted me to get rid of my dog. She will resent you forever if she were to get rid of it. My $.02.
if it were literally any other dog breed in the world (almost) it wouldnt even be an issue...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
Is the dog well trained and socialized?
its very sweet, but sketchy as hell. it will come up and be nice to me at times then bark and try to attack me 5 minutes later. it has been living in her bedroom her entire life, it barks and tries to attack everything. has attacked her parents dogs when she brought it home and is EXTREMELY protective of her (the girlfriend)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ezthumper View Post
I am going to guess your out and out reluctance to even have the dog around is from either from what you have heard or experienced.

Not sure which
  • The first is curable and you are being stubborn and not living up to your signature.
  • The second...might be a bit tough, and no you are not being stubborn, just fear.
judging from personal experience, not "internet" experience. my brother had one as have several friends. in each scenario "something" has gone wrong to where they attacked someone or something and of course it was written off as not the dogs fault...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWARREN123 View Post
What are you willing to give up? Goes both ways and neither will like it!
Get over it or go your separate ways.
if the situation were reversed, i'd get rid of my dog in a heart beat. a dog over the girl i want to marry? easy decision.
__________________
open your mind and shut your mouth...
superspud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:07   #17
ray9898
Senior Member
 
ray9898's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Georgia
Posts: 17,172


If my daughter ended up with someone so controlling I would suggest she move on because there is a good chance that behavior will escalate. It is a only a dog after all.
ray9898 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:07   #18
Resqu2
Senior Member
 
Resqu2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SouthWest VA
Posts: 4,460
There are good and bad dogs in all breads, my only suggestion as a dog person is to get to know that particular dog. You may love it and you may not then you can figure out what to do at that point. Good luck, tough problem.
__________________
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Resqu2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:07   #19
superspud
Ninja
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray9898 View Post
If my daughter ended up with someone so controlling I would suggest she move on because there is a good chance that behavior will escalate. It is a only a dog after all.
please tell me you're joking....
__________________
open your mind and shut your mouth...
superspud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:08   #20
Cclass
CLM Number 16
Charter Lifetime Member
 
Cclass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 2,956


Quote:
Originally Posted by ithaca_deerslayer View Post
You are wrong, she is right.

She deserves better, so break up with now so she can move on and find a better guy.

I suspect pitbull is just the tip of the iceberg. What if she felt that way about guns? You'd think she was unreasonable.

___________
I joined the NRA, have you yet?
^ This.
__________________
Nothing more useless then an unloaded gun----Tony Soprano
Cclass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:10   #21
Bruce M
Senior Member
 
Bruce M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S FL
Posts: 20,085
I would at least take a big step back. I would be afraid if we cannot come to terms over a dog there may well later be even bigger issues that would draw us apart. I have never been married; I live my married life vicariously through my married friends and acquaintances.
__________________
Bruce
I never talked to anyone who had to fire their gun who said "I wished I had the smaller gun and fewer rounds with me" Just because you find a hundred people who agree with you on the internet does not mean you're right.
Bruce M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:11   #22
Captain Steinbrenner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Palm Beach,FL
Posts: 338
How the dog gets along with your dog?

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
Captain Steinbrenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:12   #23
true believer
Moderator
 
true believer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: drexel hill pa
Posts: 19,599


Quote:
Originally Posted by superspud View Post
if it were literally any other dog breed in the world (almost) it wouldnt even be an issue...



it is!!

if the situation were reversed, i'd get rid of my dog in a heart beat. a dog over the girl i want to marry? easy decision.
get rid of your dog? if she ask you would you?
__________________
... only the dead have "seen" the end of war...
** read and follow the rules its simple**
"i miss the good days when people were embarrassed about being ignorant.
now they cant wait to get on the net and proudly display their ignorance over and over again"-
Dragoon44.
true believer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:16   #24
Bruce M
Senior Member
 
Bruce M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: S FL
Posts: 20,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by superspud View Post
...



its very sweet, but sketchy as hell. it will come up and be nice to me at times then bark and try to attack me 5 minutes later. it has been living in her bedroom her entire life, it barks and tries to attack everything...



....
I am far from an expert on dogs, but to me that seems like a clue.
__________________
Bruce
I never talked to anyone who had to fire their gun who said "I wished I had the smaller gun and fewer rounds with me" Just because you find a hundred people who agree with you on the internet does not mean you're right.
Bruce M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 19:17   #25
packinaglock
John 3:16 <><
 
packinaglock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Loxahatchee Fl
Posts: 4,612
There are good and bad dogs of all breeds, my pit is the most sweetest big baby I've ever seen. I wouldn't put much faith in watching the house while I'm gone. He is good at laying on the couch watching chick shows with the wife so I don't have to. For taking that bullet he is my best bud.
__________________
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
packinaglock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:14.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 657
211 Members
446 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42