When we talk about keeping pets, men are sometimes a bit reluctant.
It’s not that they hate pets, it’s just that they don’t really see any “reason” to keep them in the house. You must have seen a real-life example of this at some point in your life. Most commonly, dads exhibit this kind of behavior. If there’s anyone who’s going to have any problems with keeping pets, it’s going to be the man of the house. Now, as to why they do this? No one really knows. But, it’s probably because they’re too shy to express their emotions. Which is why we only see them chilling with the pets when no one is watching. Which is kinda cute.
However, once they start spending more time with the pets, they become very attached to them and eventually stop caring what anyone thinks. At that point, they know that nothing is more important than hanging out with their four-legged best friends. Now, it might sound a bit unreal how dads and pets can become inseparable, but it’s actually true and we have evidence to prove it to you. The following posts show just how close dads and pets can get once they get along!
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“My dad who ’didn’t want a cat’ showing Lucas every item from his recent grocery trip because ’he wants to see what we’ve got.’”
“My dad was really sad when my sister and I moved out but categorically refused to get a dog. My mom got one anyway. This is them now.”
“Just another dad surrounded by the pets he never wanted”
“No dogs allowed in bed. Exceptions were made.”
“From a dad who did not want a pet to a pet who does not want a dad…”
“Who does he think I am? His father? I think so.”
Dad: “No, I don’t want pets, who will take care of them when we’re on vacation?”
Also dad: *shares his salmon*
“’Why would you ever want a rodent in your house?’ My dad said almost 4 years ago when we got our chinchilla. Now he takes every chance he gets to watch TV with her.”
“This is my ’what do you want a cat for, I’m allergic?!’ friend. Now he runs around barking like a dog when the cat is bullied by other cats in the garden. So she waits for him until she hears his car.”
There are a lot of reasons why men show reluctance towards keeping pets and showing their love for them. One of the most probable reasons is that they feel it will affect their masculinity. They think showing emotions is a sign of weakness. Now, this is something which has a lot to do with the environment they were brought up in, but that’s a different story. In short, men don’t always know how to give or receive affection. Which is why they have such a hard time expressing themselves.
Dad: “I don’t want a pet, so stop pestering me about it.” Also Dad: “Please go on vacation so I can hang out with my grandson again.”
“My dad had to catsit for me last week. He refuses to get another pet. The whole sunroom was converted into a cat playground when I came to pick him up.”
“I caught him hugging the giant dog he didn’t want. He was also singing the dog his own personal song.”
“From ’it’s not a real dog’ to dancing together…”
“He refused to stand up because ’she’d had a long day and needed the nap.’”
“From ’we don’t need a rat in the house’ to ’don’t forget his pillow, the cart is too cold for him.’”
“My dad reading the news with ’that dog'”
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Have you ever caught your dad secretly petting your cat or your dog? Share your stories with us in the comments below.