Friday, February 22, 2008

A Little Fight About Our Dog


My husband came home from the Middle East for a vacation during the Christmas holidays. When he left more than a year ago, we only had two dogs, one male pitbull named Koga (who unfortunately died of leptospirosis) and a black female labrador. He didn't complain much about them because the pitbull was still a puppy and the labrador was his, meaning he bought it. They called her Sasha and she was a lovable dog but she had a trait which made us keep her inside. Three times she bolted out of our gate and three times, she went straight to our neighbor's place and chased and bit his fighting cocks. Good thing the neighbor just forgave her and asked us to keep her in chains. We didn't though, instead we became very attentive and cautious when we open and close our gate.

This time, when my husband came home, we already have four dogs, two pitbulls (male and female), Sasha, and a cute mixed pug/shi tzu named Aiko. The male pitbull is Kiba and the female is Yuki. When he first laid eyes on Kiba, his comment was, he was a very big, handsome dog. At first, he tried to get friendly with Kiba but because of his size, he doesn't like it when Kiba jumps on him while he is sitting in front of the TV. And he doesn't like the dog licking his face either. He knew I love the dog, in fact, he tried so much to bear with such hassle. Naturally, he wasn't able to hold it much longer, he asked me to let Kiba out of the house. I tried but the dog went on barking and whimpering, begging me to let him come in. I couldn't help my "motherly" instinct and it gave me a bad mood, hearing his cries. So, when I see my husband in a bad mood, I let the dog out and when he's in a good mood, I let the dog in. My husband also tried his best to adjust to him too, until his vacation was over. When he left to go back to work in Saudi Arabia, the dogs came back to rampage inside the house.

Now, we are planning to move to another house near the school where my children study, I have this decision to start disciplining the dogs not to enter the main house so that when my husband comes home, he will be able to rest and enjoy his vacation. I love my dogs but I love my husband more and he just can't help it, he hates big dogs.


Tammy said...

We have 2 dogs and sometimes my husband loves them and some times he doesn't. LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog!

The_Sphinx's World said...
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The_Sphinx's World said...

That makes two of them, my husband and yours. Mine likes dogs, as long they don't lick his face nor jump on him.