Have You Ever Been Loved Too Much By A Dog?

Canada
December 22, 2009 1:19am CST
I love animals. I love dogs, cats, whatever. When I see someone out walking their pet (usually a dog) I'll stop and play with the animal, and talk to the owner for a few minutes. Last night I was walking to the bus stop from the coffee shop when a couple walked by with a loveable looking dog. The dog on all fours came up to my waist, so i did not have to bend far to pet her. Good, since I walk with a cane. Evidently the dog knew I loved dogs, and jumped up, placed his paws on my shoulders, and quickly licked me RIGHT ON MY LIPS!!!! hahahaha It's a good thing my mouth wasn't open at that time, or it would have qualified as a French kiss. haha So, whether it's your dog, a relative's dog, or a stranger's dog, has a dog ever loved you just a bit too much? How did you react? The people and I had a good laugh over what happened. My husband, not a dog lover, wasn't so amused when I came home, kissed him on the lips, AND THEN told him what happened. hahahahahahahaha
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33 responses
@savypat (20219)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I hate to blow your impression but when a dog jumps up on you it's not love it's domination, even with a face lick and a tale wag. I find it best never to let a dog jump up unless you have gone down to the the dog and invited them to do so. Even then it can be chancy.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
I wrote a similar answer to yours. Why do so few people realize that domination is the first thing tried on anything or anyone a dog meets for the first time? It is also a way to find out if this person, who smells weaker, might be prey. There is nothing sweet about it and it's one reason so many pets become problem pets. They require a firm 'NO' when trying dominate behavior and additional firmness on the owner's part. Cute is the last thing I think of when a dog leaps at me.
@savypat (20219)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Most people see dogs as humans with 4 feet instead of the predator, pack animal which is much closer to a wolf than a human. This causes the relationship to get off on the wrong foot right from the start. If you assert yourself as pack leader right from the start your dog will love and respect you. From the human standpoint if I give the dog food, shelter and demand in return obedience and loyalty we both can love each other and live comfortably together.
• United States
22 Dec 09
I have never been loved too much by my own dogs. However I am not too fond of other peoples' dogs especially large ones getting my face.
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@atebuds (187)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Eversince I was a born, we never ceased to have dogs. But let me tell you that when I was about 5 years old, I got traumatized by a dog at my mother's friend's house when their dog jumped at me, and to think that he was bigger than me. So my parents decided to buy me my own dog, hoping to help take away my fear. Well, it did help. It was a good solution. And since then, I always had dogs, and treated them as one of the members of the family, sleeping with me on my bed. Mind you, we always had several dogs at one time. I remember my parents telling me that before I was born, they had 17 dogs, altogether. My husband did not like dogs at first. But now, he has learned to appreciate them.
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@opsharma (318)
• India
22 Dec 09
Dear friend Yes, I have. I don't love much of the animals but dog is my favourite due to their unique character of faithfulness. I was also having one pet dog and I have lost him in the year 2007. I was so socked by this events with my family that in my home there was no cooking of food was done till one week due to sadness. It was really very painfull and so I have not taken this risk till now. Because of if other incident happening in future we will again lost our happyness. This is the love which we had made with the dog and we can not forget to our dog named "Sheru".
@smileonstar (4011)
• United States
22 Dec 09
HI, sound like fun. I also love dog but since my last pass away then I never want to have another one cuz of pity when they have to leave me here.
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@BarBaraPrz (31546)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Dec 09
Ewww... doggie kisses are bad enough, but a Frenchie? Yuck! I don't blame your hubby for being Not Amused by it.
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@jilshi (271)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
of course and i am absolutely love dog very much. i owns golden retriver and he is 3 years old now. But he often got lice. It is so difficult to get rid of lice from it's body. i am poor to teach him tricks
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@yinmm007 (605)
• China
22 Dec 09
Yes i have.There is an white dog in my home.It's so lovely and clever.It would lick my shoes and wag around me while i came back to home.
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
22 Dec 09
Yes. Just yesterday it happened. We have a street dog near our house. People give food to it. But it was not enough for it for whole of the day. When we came to this house six years ago, it started showing affection on us even without giving anything to it. So selfless it is. Then we started giving food to it. Since then any of her health problems are attended to by us by applying cream or calling veterinary doctor for injections. Two days back it had sprain in the leg. We called up and vet came home and gave injections for two days. It is still not fully better. With that pain, when I went to nearby shop, slowly it is limping and coming to the shop as it always comes. Then it could not come back home due to pain and I and my husband helped it. I got tears in my eyes. In spite of pain, it wants to accompany me to the shop.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
oh yea.my friend's 130 pound pitt bull LOVES me. leans on me,tries to lick me (gross),jumps all over the place with happiness at the sight of me. one of the few non-threatening pitt's i know. this dog wouldn't hurt a marshmallow.but i could do without the happy dance LOL
• United States
22 Dec 09
this dog knows no wait. has the deadly helicopter tail too LOL
• United States
23 Dec 09
This dog, who wouldn't hurt a marshmallow, has decided you are the weakest in the pack. I would not trust him in or out of my site. Pit bulls require enormous amounts of training to become docile animals, but never do they lose the ability to protect the one person they deem the pack leader. No matter how much of a happy dance he does, hurt his master and he will probably take you apart.
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• United States
27 Dec 09
i have no doubt if anybody touched his master he'd make piecemeal of them. but other breeds besides pitt's will do the same thing.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I am really not a pet person and it seems that when I go to my friends' houses who have pets, they seem to find me. I belong to a sorority group and most have dogs or cats, and when we go to their houses for meetings, it seems that I am the one who they find to come around. I remember when my kids brought "strays" home when they were a little older, they used to sit at MY FEET at the house. I am the one who does NOT have pets and does NOT WANT pets, but others' pets always seem to find me.............and yes, I will pet them, whether I want to or not!!!
• United States
23 Dec 09
Animals sense even small amounts of animosity, fear or dislike and will crowd in on the person sending out those signals. Fear especially draws them just as though they were hunting the weakest animal in a herd. My mother-in-law hated my cat. I literally had to lock the cat in the basement during her visits because he would wrap himself around her feet the whole time.
@rene12 (796)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
For me it is just natural. The worst thing that is happening to me is that he pushes me again and again everytime I am standing like he is saying get down please and when I sit, he will selfishly lick my face like there is no tomorrow :D
• United States
23 Dec 09
He is pushing you into a submissive position and you are giving in. When the dog pushes, do not move an inch, ignore him completely until HE becomes submissive by sitting or laying quietly with his ears and tail relaxed. Then and only then, should you pet him. You become dominate once he becomes submissive.
• Canada
24 Dec 09
My best friend's dog really loves me. As soon as I walk in the door she whines and barks and we can't get her to stop. I have to bring treats, toys or squeakers with me to pass off to her as soon as I come in the door or she will bark and whine for hours just vying for my attention. She is a pretty big collie and was never trained properlly to stop such things and is now too old to fix the problem so it can be frusterating even though I love that damn dog. Cheers!
• United States
23 Dec 09
I agree with your husband. I adore my Scottish terrier and my Angora cat, but allow neither to jump on me or other people. It is not showing they like you; it is showing they can dominate you and can be a dangerous thing depending on the dog's temperament. Since you are using a cane and may not be as stable as a person without one, had the dog been of a less sweet temper, he might well have knocked you down and hurt you badly or, once you were down, he might have decided you were prey to be bitten! Our Scottish terrier is allowed a four-second sniff of new people and then told to move away and allow them to pass. If he ever growls at the person he's sniffing, that person is not allowed inside my home. He has only growled at one man who I shut the door against. That man was accused of robbing and hurting a woman three houses down the same day. When walking or even in a person's home, DO NOT allow the dog to dominate by forcing its way onto your lap or jumping up on you. It is not as innocent as it seems.
• United States
23 Dec 09
This is so funny! It's awesome how dogs can sense if you're a dog person or not. I have two Alaskan Malamutes. My female loves to give kisses and she will do the same thing and jump up and kiss you but my male does not give kisses and will only jump if you tell him to. If you pat your shoulders he'll jump up and put his paws on your shoulder and then just look at you like 'now what?' Neither one of them will ever jump on children though...funny how they just 'know'. I think your husband needs a dog for Christmas..haha
@jterrock (277)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I have a Golden Retriever whom is basically my child. She is a HUGE part of our family. Ever since she was a puppy, she has licked me on my chin. That is her way of giving me a kiss. I have no problem with puppy kisses. Dogs mouths, people have said, are the cleanest part on a dog. That is why they lick their wounds when they get hurt and they heal right away. I have always enjoy my puppy's kisses. At least she is kissing me on the chin rather than on the lips! haha.
@mobhomeir (7559)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Hello danish I think we have the same characteristics when it come to pet animals and I love also the most of a dog. Yeah, whenever I see dogs outside as long she/he is friendly dog I would come and play with them. My partner also wouldn't like that way because she is afraid the dog would bite me up..well for us dog lover we know when the dog got mad and if he is not friendly...cheers.. Mobhomeir here...
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
Best Friends - My pup with the Jack Russel
Dear Danish;I have been loved too much by a dog. I used to hang out with my brothers dog, a lot. Since everyone was always out, working, school & just goofing off, the dog was in need of more attention. i would see him almost everyday. He is a Jack Russel. I love that dog and well he loves me. Hr began to treat me as his own master. A huge level of respect that he didn't have with others. One day my brother told me I had to get my own dog because I was with his too much. I had been looking for a long time. I finally found my pup! This was a bit hard because now I had my own dog to care for so the Jack Russel and I weren't hanging out as much. I feel sorry for him and I miss him a lot. Since we have moved so I don't get to see him as often. In a way this dog loved me too much because I wasn't his master. He still loves me. When I see him, he gets very happy and wants to go for a walk. I love that dog. maybe I love him too much. I chuckled at kissing your husband Before telling him what happened. Lol
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
YOu kissed your husband on the lips after you kissed by the dogs . I have loved so much by my dogs. Every day when i go out of the house, they are there to look at me to go outside the house until I will vanished in their eyes. And when I went back, they were like dying of happiness. They kissed my cheek, lips and jumped on me. they are very loyal pets. They are like that to all family members even to the cats. When a cat go out and go home they also kissed it which start a fight. I so love my dogs.
• India
23 Dec 09
I have never been loved by dog. Everytime i came across any dog he starts barking on me i don't know what's wrond with them.