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I was listening to you and Ralphie on Valentine’s Day this past Tuesday and you were talking about how some people kiss their pet on the lips. Well, my new boyfriend of 2 months kisses his Bulldog on the lips. After he kisses his Bulldog then he goes to kiss ME. It grosses me out. I don’t even want to get near his lips after he’s kissed that sloppy dog.
How do I tell him I can’t stand this without hurting his feelings?
Kelsey in Falmouth
I understand that some people may not want to kiss their partner after they have kissed their dog or pet. Since that’s something you don’t care for…you have to come straight out and tell your boyfriend you don’t like it. Tell him it’s ok if that’s what he wants to do when you’re not around but when you’re with him you would appreciate it if he would try to refrain.
Sometimes pet lovers don’t understand that there may be people that aren’t pet lovers.
You need to approach this gingerly because a pet is part of someone’s family and your boyfriend may take offense to this if you don’t choose your words carefully.
My best to you!
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