MEN ARE DOGS! AND WE LIKE IT
All men are dogs!
Damn straight we are.
Well, not in the hump-anything-that-walks kind of way that some women tend to stereotype us as. Yes, the occasional rebellion and bad boy attitude does tend to creep into a few gentlemen, but putting us all in the same basket has the female gender precariously teetering over to the line of ignorance.
Nevertheless, it’s an art to roll with the punches, and we’ve perfected ourselves in it. Here’s why men are dogs and we love it.
The loyal, honorable creature “Dogs are a man’s best friend” is not just a namesake proverb. It really holds true. Dogs are unswervingly loyal to their masters. They won’t leave your side until death and will be with you no matter what. True, we like to explore our chances, much like a dog sniffing every lamp post, but once we find that special someone we will stay loyal to her.
THE BRAVE AND TERRITORIAL
What women call our possessiveness and ‘not getting enough space’ is actually our instinctive behavior of feeling protective and territorial of what we love. We don’t let anyone mess with anything that is ours; it is hard wired into us and should only be seen as an emission of our love for you. Call it what you want, ‘jealousy’ or ‘obsession’, but in reality we are just looking out for you and of course, us! We will try to hide it the best we can, but when push comes to shove we will be on our guards before you can say “heel!”
WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO MEANDER OUR WAY TO A POINT. WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO BRING UP AN ISSUE BY CIRCLING OUR WAY AROUND IT.
THE SELF SACRIFICING PARADIGM
When it comes to safety of its loved one, a dog never backs down. Its spirit is essentially dedicated to self sacrifice. Just like that, we sacrifice our choices and wants for you. Come on, we survive cheesy romantic movies for you; we bear through your endless shopping sprees and carry your bags; we even sacrifice our favorite football game just so that you don’t complain about us not getting you enough time. We do it all for you. We deserve some credit for that.
WE HATE TO BE CHAINED UP
Too many constraints and limitations are a major turn off. We want to be as free as possible. Chain us down and we’re a sad puppy, waiting to run free as soon as you unchain us. But give us our space and you get the best of what we have to offer, 24×7.
NO BEATING AROUND THE BUSH
We don’t know how to meander our way to a point. We don’t know how to bring up an issue by circling our way around it. If a dog wants your attention, it gives you direct signs, waggling its tail, following you and resting its head on your lap. Similarly, if we want to let you know something, we will say it to you directly. If we don’t like the way your friend’s proximity to you in your conversations, we are upfront about it. If the teddy bear gifted to you by your ex on your bedside counter bugs us, we are not going to deal with it. We will talk about it straight away, or rip it to shreds. So in a way, our candor is an assurance of our truthfulness. That’s got to count something!
WE HEED TO DIRECT COMMANDS…
Deciphering codes isn’t our strongest suit, and we respond best to direct messages. Tell us what you want. Tell us what’s bothering you. We will do our best to help. Otherwise we’ll just look at you with puppy dog eyes lick you all over till you smile.
RUB MY BELLY…
We love to get our bellies rubbed… well maybe a little further down would be more to our liking.
TELL US WE’RE A GOOD BOY!
If you tell us how much you love us, if you acknowledge us as your man in public, if you let us know that you belong with us, we light up! Believe it or not, we will love that attention, and we’ll submit ourselves to you. The feeling that this my girl and no one can touch is exquisite for men, and nothing compares to a man’s self-esteem when he is being introduced to a stranger as someone’s better-half. Undoubtedly, this personal attention will pay –off for you when the doors are closed and you and I are all alone (wink wink)!