Have you ever been jealous of a non-human?
I am a floating body,
waiting to sink.
Wind is brushing my hair.
Honks are serenading me.
Oldies music is adding to the symphony.
What is this silence I feel in the middle of the noise?
My head sways from side to side.
My body betrays me and (s)wiggles inwards.
A tick on my neck is doing the boogie inside and out.
I look to my right.
It is a sea of cars.
They pass by but I don’t recognize the model, color, or shade.
Until I see a white furry dog sprung outside the window.
His tongue is wagging freely. His head is swaying too.
What is this jealousy I feel towards a dog?
My neck snaps sideways.
My tongue expands, pushing past my retainer –
bursting out of my small mouth.
Suddenly, my head is outside of the car window. I shake my head too.
It feels good – you should try it too.
People might be looking at me like I am insane.
But in this moment, I don’t see them.
I am floating.
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Where my jealousy started…the weird
In case you didn’t guess, the weird example of jealousy is mine. My jealousy started when I saw a dog sticking its head outside the car window. He, I am assuming the dog is a he, looked so happy and carefree.
The wind seemed to be stroking his whiskers. I wanted in on the freedom. My inner voice kept calling me to stick my head out too.
I am sure I must have done the same when I was younger. But I do not remember. The wind was calling to me, I finally responded. Honestly, it is a very nice feeling. My jealousy story was short-lived because I copied the dog.
As an over-thinker I like to torture myself with the why. I annoyingly always need an explanation. I couldn’t just be satisfied with trying something weird. End of story. No, not me, I turn to Google.
I am a bit disappointed with Reddit and Quora. Usually, I find the answers to the weirdest questions. However, it seems like nobody is jealous of a dog sticking its head out the window. Instead, I found myself finding weird and horrifying stories about people hurting their dogs 👇🏼.
Jealousy of dogs in relationships: The funny
Dogs in all their furry cuteness- are the cause of a lot of relationship jealousy. The freedom, ease, and simplicity they seem to occupy in this world does not go unnoticed.
Often, the focus is on dogs being jealous. However, humans can also be jealous of dogs.
To illustrate, Google searches are filled with people complaining about their significant other’s dog.
A boyfriend or girlfriend seeing their loved one doting on the dog and letting the dog sleep in the bed.
Anonymous people sharing their jealous feelings on Reddit
A Reddit thread exists for almost everything. Hence, I am not surprised to find someone who claimed their boyfriend is jealous of the dog. You love her more than me. On another anonymous site, Quora, a boyfriend shared that his girlfriend says he pays more attention to the dog than her.
To me, another stranger on the internet, it seems like the main issue is people do not feel like they get the attention they need.
Either way, there seems to be a lack of compatibility or communication. I just keep thinking to myself, this person on Reddit and Quora, should totally date. They seem compatible. They are both straight. Sharing the same worries. Also, love dogs.
Have you ever also randomly started playing matchmaker with random people on the internet based on their typing style? For the first time, I can say I have.
The above two confessions are of people whose significant others were simply jealous of the dog, but never displayed abusive behavior.
Unfortunately, people sometimes hurt dogs when something bad happens. This husband kicked his wife’s dog after he got laid off from his job. For instance, one Reddit user was concerned about his wife beating his dog. He (rightfully) proceeded to leave her. Thank god he did, or he or/and the dog could have ended up like one of the stories below. 😭
3 times people killed their dogs *crazy*: The ugly and horrifying
- Jenelle Evan’s husband, from MTV’s Teen mom 2, actually shot and killed his wife’s dog after the dog bit their daughter.
- Diane Smith, a 52-year-old woman, was suspected of killing both her husband and dog when her daughter was inside the house.
- I left the freakiest and most disturbing for last. A serial killer, the “Milwaukee cannibal” practiced his wicked trade, aka murder, by decapitating dogs and cats and putting their heads on sticks.
From serial killers, to moms, to angry husbands many humans have killed dogs.
For some reason, the everyday killer scares me more. Since, it can literally be anyone.
Some research suggests that there is a link between spousal abuse and animal abuse. Basically, people who hurt animals are likely to hurt their significant other.
If you see any signs of violence towards an animal, know that it is not normal. Not if they lost their job, are grieving, or even if they are sick.
It is rarely a one-time thing. Someone who can hurt a dog can hurt you. However, do not take it as a rule of thumb. Some serial killers and mass-murderers loved their dogs. But that is a story for another blogger, you can check it out here.
Finally, anybody who hurts a dog is not a good human. Especially, since we can learn a lot from dogs. Try sticking your head outside the window, it is one of the freest feelings.
Stay away from people who hurt dogs.