r/unpopularopinion Oct 20 '21 Helpful 1

People who are overly attached to their pets and treat them like they are their actual child are annoying

I just had a half hour argument with my mom's husband because I didn't bother giving his dog a carrot while I watched her for them over the weekend. The guy kept going on and on about how Dolly (the dog) has feelings and is used to getting carrots at night. Who the fuck cares if their dog didn't get a carrot or if their pet wasn't completely pampered like some precious baby. You people can be crazy sometimes and definitely annoying.

Edit: Notice above where I said you people can be crazy sometimes? Your comments are just reinforcing that. Also, just so you crazy people know, I agreed to watch the dog as a favor, but I didn't agree to give it carrots. Amazingly enough, despite not getting a treat that one night and suffering immense emotional trauma, the dog is perfectly fine and healthy of course. Also, people can't expect others to like their pets as much as they do and feel the need to dote on them.

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u/Emergency-Toe2313 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

You’re claiming everyone else is overreacting, but you’re the one that’s doing that. All that happened was you were given a simple task and you failed to do it. Whether you forgot, or were lazy, or it was out of spite, the fact is you took on a task and then failed. Like you said, it’s not a huge deal, right? So why not just grow up and own it? Apologize and move on. Don’t take that task again if you can’t handle it, etc.

Refusing to acknowledge that you made a mistake and instead doubling down on it and claiming that the real issue is another man caring about a creature he raised makes you sound like a fucking child. I see your profile picture, you’re a grown man. This is embarrassing

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u/Nothingisuphere1234 Oct 20 '21

YTA, if you were told to do something reasonable when pet sitting do it

Wait that’s not the subreddit

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u/ThunderKant_1 Oct 21 '21

Why is this post getting downvoted? It’s clearly an unpopular opinion

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u/babyfabray Oct 22 '21

why is your reply getting downvoted as well? people truly don’t understand how this sub works.. lol you’re supposed to upvote the unpopular opinions and downvote the popular ones

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u/-the-nino Oct 20 '21

Some people go over the top, for sure. But the situation you described doesn't. Sounds like you chose to ignore instructions and are now trying to blame the person that trusted. Pets have routines, that's not crazy. And a bedtime carrot is hardly pampering. If they told you to spoon feed her carrot puree while singing a specific song, that'd be different, but even if that was the case, just don't agree to something you aren't actually willing to do.

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u/MethodicallyDeep Oct 20 '21

Animals do in fact have feelings and it’s sad that you don’t think they do.

Are you like too cool to acknowledge that a dog might actually have some emotional intelligence? Just give him the damn carrot, you not doing so to prove some weird point is well weird

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

dogs have basic emotions but its not like they are a damn child

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u/Hazardish08 Oct 24 '21

My dog literally is a child. Acts like one.

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u/[deleted] Oct 24 '21

I mean not a human child. They are not capable of complex emotions.

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u/Bananak47 Oct 25 '21

Because a human child is

My dog us sad when she doesnt get her snack and my baby sister is sad when she doest get a snack

Human babies are just as stupid as dogs till they reach a certain age

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u/Buttermcwastaken Oct 29 '21

They are tho, it’s just a lack of speech and communication fools us into thinking they can’t.

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u/Efficient_Pack934 Nov 01 '21

Yes they are

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u/[deleted] Nov 01 '21

might I have some proof

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

The point OP is stating isn't directly about the carrot. Nor did he state that dogs don't have emotional intelligence. You're comprehension level seems pretty on par with that of a canine...

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u/MethodicallyDeep Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Well OPs lawyer, they didn’t need to explicitly say it for it to be implied.

Where did I say that it’s about the carrot? I just said give him the damn carrot or what, is OP too cool for it?

And then you choose to end it in a personal jab? is this OP on an alt lmao

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

Your focus needs more focus.

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u/UCanEffRghtOff Oct 20 '21

You're rude and can't type. Fuck off.

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

Cause saying fuck off isn't rude. Maybe take your own advice before being a hypocrite? Lol

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u/UCanEffRghtOff Oct 20 '21

Nope. Fuck off again.

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

Because your first attempt went so astonishingly well you came back. Even your name is derogatory. Are you familiar with "projection"?

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u/UCanEffRghtOff Oct 20 '21

Are YOU? No one asked you to start criticizing anyone's reading comprehension. Take your intellectual superiority complex elsewhere.

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

You're really riled up. Is your cockerdoodle not giving you the carrot? If you are to comment on someone's opinion. Making sure you take time to understand what they are saying is rather important. If you do then comment without doing such, in a public forum... Well that's on you and open to all sorts of retorts. Stop your crying.

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u/UCanEffRghtOff Oct 20 '21

I'm glad I stayed in this ridiculous exchange cause that was hilarious.

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

If nothing else I try to entertain. Mostly myself, but others entertainment is a worthy bonus. So thank you miss dandelion demeanor.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Hey, just wanted to say thanks :) A lot of people on here are making baseless assumptions and that doesn't bother me, it's just the internet, but thanks for trying to talk sense and getting people to thoroughly read what I did and didn't not explicitly say.

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u/costanzaforever3003 Oct 20 '21

You’re a shit person if you can’t do something so simple to make a dog calm and happy. Animals are sensitive and have acute feelings.

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u/bethp676 Oct 20 '21

Just because you don't give a fuck about their dog doesn't mean they don't.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Tell me, what harm or trauma befell the dog by it not getting a carrot one night?

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u/bethp676 Oct 20 '21

Doesn't matter really. You're missing the point.

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u/Lazy_Compy hermit human Oct 20 '21

Dogs are like children. They have a routine and know exactly when this routine is changed.

It's just a carrot dude. You are overrracting. If you said they were pissed because the dog didn't wear her dress when you took her for a walk i'd understand it.

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u/Losdaidalos Oct 20 '21

It makes you a shitty dog sitter

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u/Mystic_Saiyan The Power That Is Oct 20 '21

Not getting a low cal source of vitamin A that is good for the teeth.

Ima guess that was why he wanted to you to do it so probably messing up his plan to make the dog used to healthy food which is still not cool

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u/CornjobWillBeBlamed Oct 20 '21 Helpful

just give the dog a fucking carrot for chrissakes and stop being a child yourself about it

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

I think you're missing the point of the post

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u/ClassroomAfraid3823 Oct 21 '21

All the angry comments prove this is truly an unpopular topic and is the exact point of this post lol everyone getting all mad in each comment proves u made the point and it's a great point. The people who get all mad and defensive are the exact reason I hate people who call themselves "dog dad" or "cat mom" lmaoo

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u/PeasantZilla Oct 26 '21

Just because the opinion is unpopular does not mean it is good. This is just a shitty person with shitty morals who can’t even be assed to follow the most basic requirements of a favor he agreed to.

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u/Buttermcwastaken Oct 29 '21

Well what do you want people to comment? Agree? Then it would defeat the whole purpose of the comments

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u/Marcfromblink182 Oct 20 '21

2 things can be true at once - people who treat pets like children are weird AND you’re kinda a dick for agreeing to watch the dog while not following the owners instructions. It was an extremely easy request to follow

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u/WambulanceChasers Oct 20 '21

Exactly. Dog not getting carrot = who gives a fuck. But also dog getting carrot = who gives a fuck.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

but he said that the guy didnt specify to give him a damn carrot

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u/sylbug Oct 20 '21

If you’re looking after someone else’s pet, then it’s not your place to decide what routine to follow. How fucking arrogant do you have to be to just decide that you’re the arbiter of what is and is not appropriate for someone else’s pet.

This would be true regardless if you were looking after their child, or their home, or their garden, or their car. It’s not your decision. If you are not willing to look after the animal as asked then just don’t do it at all.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol sure okay buddy

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u/sylbug Oct 20 '21

Just don’t offer to look after anyone’s pets or property if you’re not actually willing to do it. Much easier than spending who knows how long trying to defend the indefensible after the fact.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol what makes you think I offered? That's a genuine question. You're making a lot of assumptions here and are being quite ridiculous

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u/sylbug Oct 20 '21

Oh, my bad. Didn’t realize someone held a gun to your head and forced you to look after their dog.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I wouldn't expect anything less than an obnoxious comment. Not big on honest critical self-review, eh?

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u/ZenyxRV Oct 20 '21

Yeah man same for children though, I was babysitting a kid and he asked for some food that wasn't grub and I told him to go back to his room and stop asking. His parents we're annoyed at me for whatever stupid reason. It's not like he has feelings anyways. Being serious fuck you OP you should never have a pet.

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol fuck me, because I didn't give a dog carrots one night? Someone's become unhinged

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u/noahimsain Oct 20 '21

Dude you literally became unhinged with your dad or step dad for 30 fucking minutes and you're saying he is unhinged?

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol how did I become unhinged exactly? I think you're making assumptions here because that argument was pretty much just him attempting to lecture me for 30 minutes and then me finally saying, "yeah, I don't really care".

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u/noahimsain Oct 20 '21

I'm assuming you didn't use the word sorry and that's why he decided to lecture you. I assume you didn't take responsibility

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol and why would you assume that exactly? I actually did say sorry, in addition to "if I had known it was this important to you, I would have just given her a carrot". All of you guys are making these ridiculous assumptions, but that's totally okay with me

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u/noahimsain Oct 20 '21

I just assume you were anything but calm and courteous. So if what you say is true, I would've just said sorry, you didn't tell me. If he kept lecturing me, I'd just walk away lol

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Honestly, I was actually very calm and courteous for the first 15 minutes, in addition to being apologetic. After that I called out the conversation for what it was, ridiculous, because who gets that bent out of shape over a carrot? It wasn't until he made this idiotic analogy about "how would you feel if I took your car and then took it off roading?" that I just said, "you know what, you're acting dumb right". The guy just wouldn't let it go.

To be frank though, a lot of you definitely are making assumptions and I get how people a lot of the time just naturally do that, but it runs the risk of making yourselves seem rude and obnoxious. Additionally, I actually didn't deliberately not give the dog carrots, I just never thought it was important for me to do that, as the importance wasn't communicated to me and so simply forgot about it as a result. I made sure the dog had plenty of food and water and let it out to go potty often. It really was well taken care of, so for someone to flip out of me because it didn't give it a carrot is ridiculous. And you guys, with your assumptions and over the top judgements are almost as ridiculous, but at least your not stammering on for half an hour straight about it.

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u/slpnrpnzl Oct 20 '21

If it’s just a carrot why was it so hard for you to do it?

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u/Excellent-Band5682 Oct 21 '21

OP has obviously never had his own pet, what a sad way to think about people's companions I feel sorry for you go get a dog so you can experience what it's actually like

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u/ocean_1998 Oct 20 '21

Why agree to dog sit if you're not going to give a shit about that dog? They trusted you enough to take good care of the dog and you didn't do what they asked. They probably won't be asking you again.

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u/Teddystuntman Oct 20 '21

If you think a dog has feelings like a human does , I am concerned.

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u/Mystic_Saiyan The Power That Is Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Why didn't you give the carrot tho

You have no right to complain since you were given one simple instruction that you didn't follow, no need to be a baby bc you didn't listen when he left you to be responsible.

It's ironic, considering you're the one here who comes off as annoying.....Was it that hard to give the dog a carrot? It's a healthy, low cal source of vitamin A and good for the teeth due to being crunchy.

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u/BrainwashedScapegoat Oct 20 '21

If giving a dog a carrot is such a bad thing you I really hope you don’t have any issues locking the front door, unless you also have objections about that too.

Its just a damn dog dude, you’re not proving anything other than you can’t be trusted to preform a simple request.

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u/Garpolstaine Oct 20 '21

So you didn't feed the dog, and your mom's husband is the annoying one?

It's a pretty reasonable and simple request. You could have said, "No thanks. Don't want the hassle of taking care of your dog." But it sounds to me like you agreed to do a job, intentionally didn't do it correctly, and are now crying victim.

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u/FundamentalMentalFun Oct 20 '21

Aw, are you jealous? Did you not get carrots before bed?

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u/higashidakota Oct 20 '21

you are acting like a precious baby for being too pretentious to spend 5 seconds feeding the dog a carrot

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u/Madjanniesdetected Oct 20 '21

Julius Caesar thought the same.

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u/WambulanceChasers Oct 20 '21

I think you should have given the carrot. Now that being said, if I was in the guy’s situation I wouldn’t have phrased it that the “dog has feelings.” I would lie and say it needs carrots for health. But that’s just how I would handle it.

There are people out there who think their chihuahua’s life is worth more your child’s life, and I think those people are insane. But hey to each their own right?

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u/WhiteSpatula Oct 22 '21

Wow. I hope Dolly bites your face you goober.

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u/PaticusMaximus Oct 20 '21

If you’re gonna half-ass a job, then don’t agree to do it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pet, a child, a plant, whatever.

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u/spooke1212 Oct 20 '21

If your going to get a pet treat it as part of your family. That’s what pets are. So if your babysitting a dog and the owners want you to do something specific you should do it because they love that animal and treat it as part of the family. It’s really not much different than babysitting a child. Follow the instructions and no problems will happen. Every owner is different so I can understand but some might love their pets more than others

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u/AvailableBid9560 Oct 20 '21

How dare people care about animals

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u/Ok-Huckleberry-207 Oct 20 '21

What a hill to die on…

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u/emmie_ems Oct 20 '21

But animals do have feelings. They are living, breathing things. I get thinking people who talk baby to them and dress them in outfits (god forbid a stroller). But like…. A treat? Everyone loves treats. From lil fish in the sea to monkeys stealing from vending machines. You sir, are just a bitter ass.

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u/tikjzh Oct 20 '21

Your post is mad projection, that one person doesn't define all pet owner. i love my animal and i treat her like family but I don't go at people for half an hour about a carrot lol

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u/EmeperorAsh Oct 21 '21

Definitely YTA…

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u/xxamberkittyxx Oct 21 '21

op got shat on and it shows

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u/DracoFrostDragon Oct 21 '21

Now THIS is an unpopular opinion!

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u/Original-Gas-9983 Oct 23 '21

Carrots are in short supply these days, can’t just be feeding them to dogs

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u/flowercan126 Oct 20 '21

You sound jealous. Don't worry, your mom loves you as much as her dog.

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u/N0rrinRadd Oct 20 '21

People who are overly attached to human children are annoying too. Life is cheap, so is yours. Why care how any treats anything if it's not impacting your life?

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u/yari8 Oct 20 '21

Give the poor dog a carrot. Imo dogs are much better than babies in almost everyday, I truly understand why people treat their dog as a baby. I think dogs are just babies but better, I mean not exactly but I don't see the point and fun of babies when dogs do all those things but better and less annoying. It doesn't make any sense I know

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u/Purrlow Oct 20 '21

I'd rather be around pets than children. Last thing I want is another baby picture for likes, they are all ugly. Give me all the cute kitty pictures though!

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

I agree with you. and this comment section is a dumpster fire

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u/DlnnerTable Oct 20 '21

People who are overly attached to their pets and treat them like they’re the most important thing in the world are annoying

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

I couldn't agree more, and fully hear what you are saying. It is weird to treat an animal exactly like a human. More weird when you consider the millions of human beings who could use the type of attention and compassion people hand away to poodles. Give my mutt a carrot every night. While 3 blocks away a child goes hungry ffs. As just an example ofc.

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 20 '21

Ah yes giving a carrot to a dog that likes carrots who are very healthy too is horrible An your saying he cant have a dog because people are being treated badly maybe he likes the dog more than a child its bis choice what he does with the money he has if its giving a carrot to a dog still his choice

And this post is just a unreasonable guy who neglected the responsibility given to him

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u/Seipher187 Oct 20 '21

You're trying obviously hard to go overboard here... all while missing the point. I applaud your sheer obliviousness. Point; treating a dog like a person is kind of asinine when there are people being treated worse than dogs. Point, dogs are dogs, forgetting a carrot isn't detrimental to their emotional, or physical well being. Thinking so is weird.

Unreasonable is not addressing the stated points in leu of some self inflated need to argue the irrelevant. Ffs

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 21 '21

It could be bad for there health ofcourse one day is nothing buy its the principal op got responsibility and completely neglected it And your saying this guy cant treat his dog well if there are poor people he wants a dog and can love and care for it point

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u/Seipher187 Oct 21 '21

Bad for their health? I've known many a dog who lived to ripe old age who have literally never eaten a single carrot...

Treating a dog well doesn't include treating it as if it was a child or human... Treat it as a dog. If you have so much energy, there are people out there who it is actually far more beneficial to dote on. Also less weird.

I'm not sure how you are missing what I'm saying here... lmao

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 21 '21

He could live longer thanks to the carrot And if he wants to care for the dog why the hate he cares for a dog you hate on reddit He can do with his time and money what he wants why are tou hating so much?

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u/Seipher187 Oct 21 '21

So by your thinking... a single carrot on a single occasion will increase the life span of a dog? You do realize that carrots aren't part of a dog's normal diet right? Dog's are bred from wolves, what do wolves eat? Do they forage for veggies?

Hate? There is zero hate here. There is however a clear and definitive topic I'm directly stating lol. Who even mentioned money? You csnt actually be this dense. You trolling aren't you?

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 21 '21

A. Money is a resource he could have helped the poor people you mentioned above B. And no a single carrot wont increase its live span but one everyday will C. Dogs have been bred so much they changed quite a bit D. And he carrot is prob for complementing things he would have gotten in the wild

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u/Seipher187 Oct 21 '21

You really are very dense... To the point it is actually comical.

A topic is not the details used to explain the topic. The topic is the topic. It isn't about money, or poor people. It is about treating a dog like people, while ignoring the fact there are actual people being treated worse than dogs.

In the wild dogs eat meat... A carrot is hardly complimentary. They are carnivorous. Not having a carrot is not going to be detrimental to your dogs health, physically or psychologically.

I'll make sure I get my dog some green beans and take him to therapy for his oh so life long woes.

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 21 '21

Maybe educate yourself about dog diet

And your quite literally saying that you cant treat the dog well because some people are treated worse

And if the dog needs a carrot that can be because of a lot of reasons dogs dont get healthcare in the wild they need it sometimes tho

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u/masterdragon233 Oct 21 '21

Maybe educate yourself about dog diet

And your quite literally saying that you cant treat the dog well because some people are treated worse

And if the dog needs a carrot that can be because of a lot of reasons dogs dont get healthcare in the wild they need it sometimes tho

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u/Bosh_The_Impostor Oct 21 '21

I dont know why everybody is so mad :D

I mean you probably did everything else you had to do and the carrot is just a minor inconvenience.

Have a nice day

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u/BallsHD4k60fps Oct 22 '21

They're not stuffed toys you doofus, they're living creatures that can seek affection

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u/Boris740 Oct 25 '21

Which shouldn't consist of wearing clothes.

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u/No_Friendship_807 Oct 20 '21

Haha yep this is definitely unpopular. You got the dog moms out in full force! And by the way- no, that dog does not have an emotional "need" for a carrot and I think it will survive just fine.

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u/IG-89 Oct 20 '21

lmao looks like you triggered the crazies

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u/EJRose83 Oct 20 '21

Lol I know, right

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u/DucesNdustFTW Oct 21 '21

HOW DARE YOU HAVE FEELINGS

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u/darth_vadester Oct 21 '21

I have two dogs, but I completely agree with you. It's a dog. They have feelings but 2 minutes later forget about it if a another dog walks down the sidewalk.

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u/rheasylvia81 Oct 24 '21

More than annoying I'd say borderong on mentally I'll. At the very least kinda sad.

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u/darkgiIls Oct 24 '21

Why is he getting mad you didn’t do that? Like I understand that he told you too but there is no need to argue. Everyone in this comment section is missing the point.

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u/Buttermcwastaken Oct 29 '21

That last edit just threw the cope level to 6000, I have 3 birds and I treat them like my children because they are, I’ve had them since before they were 2 months old and they have so much personality it’s impossible for me to just neglect them

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u/TheEternalVoidZ 29d ago

So basically if I love my dog so much and treat it greatly and like it’s my own I’m annoying? Damn I guess imma be very annoying in a few days

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u/thickdickenergy1 Oct 21 '21

Yesssss. Fuck your pets. Look how cute they are? Nah, if that mother fucker jumps up on my leg one more time, they will be punted.

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u/W-mellonwiggle94 Oct 21 '21

Cringe. You sound uneducated.

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u/thickdickenergy1 Oct 21 '21

Sounds like you may have an unhealthy connection with your pet. Probably gonna need to work on that.

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u/W-mellonwiggle94 Oct 21 '21

I love my pets. It's not unhealthy to care for animals. You should work on interacting with people.