Doggish to a Fault…

Posted on | April 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

Dear Short Answers:
I hate dogs. I am not afraid of them. I just hate them. I came home from work last week and my wife had bought a puppy for my two young kids. She told me it would be good for them. The kids love the dog and I don’t know what to do. I’m furious at my wife. She said she didn’t ask me because she knew what I would say. How do I get rid of the animal and teach my wife a lesson?
Mad Dad

Dear Mad:
We confess: we are hopelessly and shamelessly pro-dog.  Although your wife was naughty in making this decision unilaterally … you have been gamed.  If  you get rid of the dog, you are the Cad Dad, however she definitely owes you a big one.


3 Responses to “Doggish to a Fault…”

  1. COB
    April 29th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    Just don’t let them see you kick it. Only kidding. I bet in 6 months that dog will be taking naps with you. They are impossible not to fall in love with.

  2. Hy Conrad
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    I think the bigger problem here is that he wants to teach his wife a lesson. Unless he’s a profeesor married to a student, this seems a little out of place in their realtionship.

  3. john
    May 4th, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    Really? You would put your need for getting your wife back higher on the list than being tolerant of the dog for your childrens benefit.
    I hate the way my wife allows my stepdaughter to act like a spoiled brat savage toward me and then consoles her “precious and delicate little feelings” the stepdaughter is 20 years old, maybe I can get my wife back by kicking the stepdaughter out and forbiding her to return. Yeah..that should fix it.