Monday, July 15, 2013
So husbands and wives will always have some differences..... some big some small. There is one that keeps resurfacing here in our relationship - our views on pets.
I grew up with pets - lots of them, they ranged from a rabbit, couple cats, quite a few dogs, hamsters, horses, a cow one time, a bucket full of baby mice (my mom is still waiting to payback my aunt & uncle for that one).
My husband - not so much. His pets consisted of a hunting dog outside, and two frogs that lived in a small bowl on top of the piano. That was it.
Of course when we were dating that wasn't an issue cause we didn't live together. I still had my pets I was good. Then we got married and suddenly there were no more pets. And I was sad. So I wanted a puppy. No. A kitty? No. A rabbit? No. An elephant??? NO. I was sad. I was sad for a long time..... and to my embarrassment I badgered a lot until finally I did wear my hubby down to get us a dog. A puppymill rescue puppy that is as dumb as he is cute - Rufus!
I was content for awhile, but I'd still love a cat......
Over the weekend I found a baby bunny in our garden. Just went to step down and screamed (thought it was a rat at first!), scooped down and picked him up. Oh I wanted to keep that bunny. So did my children - I know it was a wild rabbit and we probably would have let him go eventually but he was sooooo cute! But Nathan said no in more ways than one.... and having a bunny is not worth having marital issues at all. So I let him go.... about 2 hours later I went back to the garden and found him again beside it. I'm guessing he's still in there somewhere. I'm not giving him a 3rd chance, if I find him he's mine to keep this time! :)
Then we went to a birthday party yesterday and there were baby kittens.... sweet, adorable fuzzy kittens. Oh... I wanted one of those. I would have taken one in a heartbeat. I will admit to being sad, I really wanted a kitty.
So I told Nathan later on that if he ever did anything really really bad and needed to make up for it he could bring me a kitty home to say sorry. His response.
"Ok. I will never do anything wrong!!"
I do love my hubby. And yes I do love him more than pets so I am willing to let it go (for now!). I'm hoping that some day one of his little girls comes to him with that question and he has a harder time saying no to them than to me! :) ha ha
What are some differences that you and your husband have? And how do you manage them?