Woman Rebuffs Arranged Marriage Because Fiancé Dislikes Her Dog

Dogs are for life: “Having a dog is definitely not a temporary phase. I can't abandon my dog for anyone.”

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Friends for life. Via Karishma Walia/Buzzfeed
Anastasia Thrift

Give up a dog for a guy? One woman might do anything for love — but she won’t do that.

Karishma Walia of Gurgaon, India, turned down an arranged marriage proposal because her potentially betrothed dislikes dogs, and when their conversation about it was posted to Twitter this week, hundreds sided with her. Buzzfeed reports that she’d been discussing an arranged marriage to a man from a well-to-do family who wasn’t a dog person and who was a person who took rejection pretty badly.

The definitive conversation ending things occurred on WhatsApp. In it, the man asks about her decision and she brings up her dog, Lucy.

“Hey, I thought we spoke about this. Dog is going to be an issue… So!” she puts out there.

“Hmm… can we think about a solution for this? I don’t want a dog to come in between my love life and not share the same bed… That’s for sure.. And my mom doesn’t like dogs in general…” he replies.

“So that’s why I’m saying it won’t work out!” Walia reiterates.

He’s not thrilled at the answer. He lashes out a bit.

“Are you serious? My god. Are you sure about your decision? It may be a temporary phase in life when you like dogs. We are talking about your life here.”

Her comeback to the “temporary phase” response is the best: “Yes I’m sure. Having a dog is definitely not a temporary phase. I can’t abandon my dog for anyone.”

Animal fans of Twitter did not like this one bit. When they saw the conversation on Twitter they called the guy a jerk and said she was better off without him. Walia even got a few new proposals in the comments.

Yep, we’re talking about a life here, a life with dogs. That’s what we sign up for when we adopt these guys. They’re not pets — they’re family.

We think she dodged a bullet here.  Via  Not Monica/Twitter

We think she dodged a bullet here. Via Not Monica/Twitter

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