bartels Posted June 29, 2008 Share Posted June 29, 2008 I am presently living in a small one bedroom apartment, however, I made an offer on a condo that was verbally accepted, and if all goes well I will close on it and move by September, maybe sooner. I have a 7 month old beagle mix that I got a shelter a few months ago. She is about 98% reliable in terms of being house broken, in fact her last accident was weeks ago, and always by the door, and only number 1 not number 2 if you get my drift. I have a girlfriend that I got about 12 months ago, but not from the same place I got the dog from. She is house broken too, but I digress. She doesn't live with me, she has a house that she rents about a half hour away, but she is with me more than she is there. She isn't around most nights because she works the overnite shift as ER nurse. She keeps talking about switching to days, but as of yet she hasnt done that. So, most nights I sleep alone. When she sleeps over the dog is in the crate as per her request, when she isn't around the dog sleeps with me. Usually between my ankles at the foot of the bed or off in a corner. She rarely sleeps right next to me although I dont stop her if she wants to. My girlfriend says when I move to the condo that the dog should stay out of the bedroom. She doesn't give specific reasons, but lets assume its because she thinks the dog doesnt "belong there" or is dirty or unclean in some way. In fact the dog is relatively clean as dogs go, and if she gets into anything really dirty I have one of those shower attachments and can give her a really good hosing down. My response to her is, sorry baby, the dog is staying in the bed with me when you arent staying over. She says I am not being fair. I have made mistakes in my past relationships, including a marriage. I am controlling, not very considerate at times, and very stubborn and opinionated. This relationship certainly isnt marriage and its never going to be, however I would like feedback from the members as to whether or not I am being out of line with this one. Link to comment
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