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If my boyfriend tells me I can’t have a dog, do I want him for a husband?

When we decided to move in together, Doug lived in a home with a half-acre garden.

“I want to get a dog.”

“No dogs!”

“But I’ve always had a dog.”

“Dogs destroy gardens. No dogs!”

Doug and I had the same discussion over and over with the same result. Do I have to choose between a husband or a dog?

Doug fell in love with a mixed-breed rescue puppy and taught the “Gert” to dig holes in his garden.

Now, he has a dresser drawer full of the ashes of all of the dogs we’ve had over the thirty-four years we’ve been together.

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