Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Husband is a Dog

"All men are dogs." Whoever came up with that saying and decided that it would be an insult to men has me baffled. It seems to me that that would be a compliment.

Dogs that I have known in my day have been full of excellent qualities.

Dogs are loyal. No matter what happens or who comes along, a dog knows who his family is, and he sticks by them.

Dogs are nurturing. When someone is feeling sick or blue, a dog can sense it. He may make his way over to your side and rest his head on your lap just so that you know that you are not alone and that someone cares.

Dogs are protectors. If his family is threatened, a dog can be the bravest of all of you and stand up to the danger.

Dogs are playful. Whenever you decide that you are ready for some fun, a dog has been ready and waiting to exercise with you, play with you, make you laugh.

Dogs are cuddly. If you ever just want to feel someone close, chances are that there is a dog who will lay with you and give you company -- or even be your pillow.

Dogs are forgiving. If you are cruel to a dog, he will continue to love you and be right there when you finish being angry as if to say, "I forgive you, and I am still here with you."

There are certainly more great qualities amongst our canine friends. Frankly, dogs may be more like what we humans should be than many of us are, and it comes naturally to them. How can that be? Maybe we should look to a dog for a roll model.

With all of the truly wonderful qualities that dogs have, why would you disrespect dogs by using the word "dog" as an insult for men that have displeased you? Why should "dog" not be a compliment? After all, knowing what I know about dogs, I am happy to call my husband a dog.

Now, what kind of dog would he be?


  1. LOL...very good point! I have never thought of it that way!

  2. Well, your title to me "aback" for a moment, but then I just had to check it out to see what kind of a spin you would put on that statement. Boy was I relieved when I was finished reading!! LOL! You have made a few really good points. I just wish all men truly were "dogs" as you have described them!!

  3. A Hot Dog??? LOL
    My husband reminds me of a Dog too. Especially when he jumps up and down, drools and wags tail upon my arrival.

    Vey true, the quality of a Dog's Love is unsurpassed and should not be taken as insult.

    Hooray for all the Dog's out there!

  4. However, "Dogs"...husbands can turn on you! I've personally experienced this after a 36 year marriage that ended. It was supposed to be forever, but God had other plans. I'm not blessed with another man in my life. I love him and he loves me. I thank God for him every night! I pray for more faith, though, because I still have a fear that he or any man may, also, turn on me and leave me. I try so hard to be myself, but be as good to him as possible. Sometimes it works and sometimes I wonder...why. But I know God has a plan for me and is working with me every day. Will this relationship last? I don't know...only God does! I just live and love every day to the best of my ability.
    I pray for all my friends I know in person and for those I have online, too!
    May God Bless everyone who reads this!

  5. Oopps! That's supposed to say, "I'm NOW, not "not" blessed with another man in my life! Duh!

  6. My first Dog turned on me too. I think he had rabies! LOL
    But I am glad he strayed. I think it was God's way of showing me there was something better waiting for me and my children.

  7. I have learned that it is better to be without any man than to be with one who treats you badly. It would be nice to have a man as loyal as my dog. My dog loves me very much and shows it! I would love to find a man with the qualities of my Buddy. God has not "blessed" me with another relationship, but I wouldn't have time for a man right now anyway. I have been enjoying a time of singleness for the last 7 1/2 years. God has used that time to teach me to trust Him. It hasn't always been easy, but it has definitely been worth it.

  8. Mmmmmm..this was very interesting perspective, I like it :)