Dog Abby, advice from a Golden

Sloth vs. Golden – Dog Abby

Dog Abby:

I like to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. I keep trying to bring my girlfriend along but she claims to dislike hiking, camping, and all the outdoorsy things I enjoy doing. I have decided that I would like to form a small group of friends to go hiking and camping with me on a regular basis. This is upsetting her, because she thinks that I am taking my attention away from her. Am I wrong for wanting to do this?

Perplexed in Poughkeepsie

Dog Abby paw print


Dear Couch Potato (not) in Ploughtown:

When mom went looking for me, she wanted a dog that liked to swim and hike and do outdoorsy things. She would not have brought me home if I did not like those things. When dad was looking for mom, he wanted someone who was intelligent and caring and made him laugh. Mom did not come home with a sloth and neither did dad. Why would you get a sloth if you are a dog person?

If your girlfriend is a nice lady, she will see that you are not compatible. She needs a sloth and you need a Golden Retriever. It is time to rehome each other.

With love,


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