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People Who Were Forced To Choose Between Their Pet And Their Partner Explain What Happened

If it came between my dog or my partner, guess who would win ...

Our pets are part of the family. Any person who doesn't get that is not someone I can know. They are there through it all. They help with the good, the bad and the ugly. So when it comes to choosing between a pet and a person... the answer can make things awkward. Redditor sugar-soad wanted to know how everyone would choose between a lover and a fur baby, so they asked: "People who were made to choose between your pet or your partner, how did your ex react when you chose your pet?" --------------------------------------------------- One of my exes wanted me to return my dog to the pound. Notice I said... EX?

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The Love:

It really baffles me how some people don't understand how much a pet can mean to someone, I remember one of my dogs dying overnight before a school day at secondary school and my teacher mouthed off to the class about me taking a day off for a pet's death."


--------------------------------------------------- The Kicker "This was a long time ago but I just started dating this person and I was told they hated my dog, it was a bit of a shock but I was like no biggie just get to know my dog and you will fall in love with him." So the next time, we had a doggie date and HE TRIED TO KICK MY DOG. I literally grabbed my dog and turned around and walked away. And that was that!!!"

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Horsing around I have had horses since I was a child. Lucky to have been raised on a farm where we had scores of different animals. When one of my horses took lame, I spent every night for almost a month with her and even slept in the horses booth next to her cuddling together. My partner was pissed. Furious I would pay more attention to my horse when she was ill than when he had man flu and never stopped complaining and winging and this, I told him. He was a big baby when ill and I simply had no time for big babies and he then proved I was right by throwing a big baby tantrum and storming out leaving me laughing my head off in disbelief he could be so damned childish and - jealous - of a horse.

The horse recovered and we still enjoy runs together and each others company and the love she shows me is so very sweet, and the boyfriend - well I told him to sling his hook and grow up and if and when he does, maybe I would be interested but at the moment, my horse comes first and always will.


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Not today When my partner of 6 months suggested I have my dog put down because she was costing so much in food and vets bills, being diabetic - it was him I 'put down' - in front of all his friends when I asked their advice about what to do, and everyone agreed with me, the dog comes first. So humiliated and embarrassed, called me some names and stormed out. One of his friends loved my dog and we are now together and enjoy the walks and fun times together as a threesome, the two of us and my / our dog.


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Screw This "This is my favorite story from when I worked in a shelter. A guy came in to surrender his cat, with the reason that his girlfriend didn't like her. He starts filling out the paperwork, but partway through he just stops and says, 'Screw this. I'm just going to break up with her instead.' He picks up the cat and walks out the door, presumably to leave his GF. I hope he stuck to it and he and his cat got a happy ending."

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Happy Pups When my dog became pregnant my partner said I needed to get rid of all the pups and that they were nor prepared for all the work involved. I got rid of the partner real quick, made several thousand £ from selling the pups, kept one pup at home as she got on so well with her Mom, and all turned out fine.


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I won a fortune and then he wanted to know me.

When I met a guy I thought would be a good boyfriend material and took him home for our first intimate evening together, he freaked out because I have snakes - in cases - and while I have 12 in all, he absolutely lost it - and left. Much to my amusement. I won the lottery a few weeks later and bankrolled £3 million. Suddenly he wanted to know me, so came round one evening trying to ' make up ' and I got one of my snakes out and he again freaked and said I had to get rid of the snakes if he was to be my partner and I told him to get on his bike and peddle as fast as he could before I let ALL my snakes out as they were my family and would benefit from my winnings NOT him. He called me all sorts of things and I reminded him as he left in a real huff - that ' I WON 3 MILLION QUID - I HAVE 3 MILLION QUID SO GO FUCK YOURSELF'


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Happy Ending "Not directly relevant, but we once took in a dog, whose human was asked to make this choice. Beautiful weimaraner. The guy brought the dog out to our house (on a hill in the woods with acres to roam - dogs absolutely love it out here - and we spent some time walking around letting the dog get used to the place and meet our other furry residents." "We could tell it was really hard on both of them when he left."

"The next day he kicked the woman out, and came back for the dog. Happy ending all around, I'd say."

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Mementos "Not my story but my friend. His GF forced him to choose between her or dog but that dog was remaining memento from his deceased mother and of course he instantly dumped his GF. His GF went from face full with expectations to beet red full of shame and anger and smashed his house windows when she left his house."

--------------------------------------------------- Living Longer I remember him saying my diabetic cat needed to go so he could get a dog. We weren't even living together. I looked him dead in the eyes and said. 'My cat will outlive this relationship' considering she was really sick at the time he said it was unlikely and stormed off. We broke up 6 years ago and my cat is still going strong."

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The Elderly "I have an elderly rat (going on four years, which is quite the feat for a rat). I’ve raised him since he was a baby with his brother, who passed away two winters ago. When we moved in with my in-laws over the summer, they didn’t want me to bring my rat. I straight up told my partner that I’ll live somewhere else for awhile (we’d been living together for almost three years at that point) because my rat is my responsibility." "He’s very old, and that I was going to see him through to the end. They were a little upset and accused me of choosing the rat over them, but I explained that he’s an animal that relies on us. It worked out, I convinced my in-laws to let me bring him, and we’re all still kickin. He’s on his last days and I’m glad I’m here with him. He’ll be buried with his brother when it’s time."

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Meow First "She acted like she'd never even considered I'd choose the cat over her. I don't think that thought had ever entered her mind. Then she went into a big spiel about how I'm a loser, I'm missing out, there's only one of her, etc etc. Yeah, I knew all that when I put my foot down over her idiotic jealousy of the cat liking me more than her." "The cat is now 16 and still with me, happy in her senior years. There's been other women since her, ones that treated me a lot better than she did. It was a total win for both the cat and myself."

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“Dirty fleabag” "Not me but my sister choose our cat over her boyfriend of 4 months. He was furious when she dumped him and called her an idiot for picking a 'dirty fleabag' over him. Cat was not a dirty fleabag, he just hated pets and wanted to try to control my sister. I was relieved when she dumped him. I never got good vibes from him." ---------------------------------------------------

BYE My ex asked me if she thought my dog liked me or her more and I said me. She got genuinely mad and told me I am supposed to just lie to her, didn't last long."

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