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  • Cat

    7 15.56%
  • Dog

    13 28.89%
  • Brother

    0 0%
  • Sister

    5 11.11%
  • Father

    1 2.22%
  • Mother

    6 13.33%
  • Spouse

    7 15.56%
  • Best friend

    4 8.89%
  • Soft feathered Brown Australian Emu

    1 2.22%
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    0 0%
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    1 in 3 women say their dog listens better than their hubby!!

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    Poll: 1 in 3 women say pets listen better than husbands

    Christina Holmdahl, 40, talks all the time to her cat, two dogs or three horses about her husband, naturally.

    "Whoever happens to be with me when I'm rambling," said Holmdahl, who's stationed with her husband at Fort Stewart in Georgia. "A lot of times, I'm just venting about work or complaining about the husband."

    She thinks everyone should have a pet to talk to like her horse, Whistle, who's been with her since she was 19.

    "We all say things we don't mean when we are upset about stuff," she said. "When we have time to talk it out and rationalize it, we can think about it better and we can calm down and see both sides better."

    It would be a toss-up whether Bill Rothschild would take a problem to his wife of 19 years or the animal he considers a pet a palm-sized crayfish named Cray Aiken. His daughter brought it home four years ago at the end of a second grade science project.

    Rothschild, 44, of Granite Springs, New York, considers Cray a better listener than his wife, "absolutely. She doesn't listen worth anything." He doesn't get much feedback from the crustacean, but it's been a different story over the years with family dogs and cats.

    "You definitely feel much more comfortable sharing your problems with them," he said. "A little lick from a big dog can go a long way."

    Overall, about one in 10 pet owners said they would talk their troubles over with their pets.


    The title of the article is misleading because men do it too. I think it's good for both the pet and the owner because pets get the attention and the owner gets a non interrupting ear and they both get to know each other better.

    I had a cat once that I know understood 90% of what was being said in a room. He was a little bastard too. Whenever you'd try to command him he'd pretend he no speak-da-human.

    IMO, if a cat is pretending to care about your problems they probably want to be fed. JMO (That's just a joke. I had a cat that would always nestle with me when I was sick or depressed)

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    Only 1 in 3? I would think it would be much higher.
    My dogs listen to me a lot better than my hubby! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Only 1 in 3? I would think it would be much higher.
    My dogs listen to me a lot better than my hubby! lol
    Heck, the WALL listens to me better than my hubby! At least he admits it though.
    "Iím gonna miss that smile
    Iím gonna miss you my friend
    Even though it hurts the way it ended up
    Iíd do it all again
    So play it sweet in heaven
    ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
    Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
    Iím crying for me"

    ~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn1001 View Post
    Heck, the WALL listens to me better than my hubby! At least he admits it though.
    LOL - Mine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Only 1 in 3? I would think it would be much higher.
    My dogs listen to me a lot better than my hubby! lol


    This is exactly why I dont have one. Hubby that is.

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    Husbands come with ears?? WTF! I got robbed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcox View Post
    Husbands come with ears?? WTF! I got robbed!

    That's just too funny, tl! Kinda reminds me of my bil. This man is a see no evil-hear no evil type. Not only does he not listen, he doesn't speak either. Reckon he didn't come with a tongue???

    My sister definately should have gotten a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcox View Post
    Husbands come with ears?? WTF! I got robbed!
    I literally busted out laughing. I need that!

    The one plus is that I can totally forget to tell DH something. Then when it comes up later on, I just tell him I said something a few weeks ago and he wasn't listening. He believes me.
    "Iím gonna miss that smile
    Iím gonna miss you my friend
    Even though it hurts the way it ended up
    Iíd do it all again
    So play it sweet in heaven
    ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
    Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
    Iím crying for me"

    ~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeskidbeck View Post


    This is exactly why I dont have one. Hubby that is.
    Hmm, you say something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    Hmm, you say something?
    Too funny!
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    It took me about 6 weeks to train my dog. It has been 13 years and DH still isn't trained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeskidbeck View Post


    This is exactly why I dont have one. Hubby that is.
    Rut Ro, There are some guys that would take this "Ruff".

    But seriously dogs are also loyal and fetch stuff themselves (like socks, mail and remote controls) and care when you come home even when it isn't dinner time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel4u2Whisper2 View Post
    Rut Ro, There are some guys that would take this "Ruff".

    But seriously dogs are also loyal and fetch stuff themselves (like socks, mail and remote controls) and care when you come home even when it isn't dinner time.
    I'm sure your hubby cares a lot when you come home. His moments of peace are over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I'm sure your hubby cares a lot when you come home. His moments of peace are over.

    Got me there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I'm sure your hubby cares a lot when you come home. His moments of peace are over.

    Dan, I'm beginning to think you're my husband in disguise! (you're not, are you???)
    "Iím gonna miss that smile
    Iím gonna miss you my friend
    Even though it hurts the way it ended up
    Iíd do it all again
    So play it sweet in heaven
    ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
    Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
    Iím crying for me"

    ~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song

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