Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 11-03-2012, 10:11 PM
darkchild16's Avatar
darkchild16 darkchild16 is offline
We are Home.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 21,814
Default

Jeremy knows, some of my family and thats about it. Ive mentioned in passing to my friends but mostly yall are just my friends besides that.
__________________

Advice, most needed, is least heeded- Fortune Cookie



Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,661
Default

My parents, two of my brothers, one of their girlfriends, and my good friends know. The two brothers both have forums of their own so they get it, it's not like everyone doesn't already know I have a dog obsession. The other brother doesn't know, he barely approves of my life as it is lol. I'll call it "the dog forum", I don't think they'd remember it's called chazhound, my friends know you as the "forum folk". If I were talking about something from the forum to someone I'm not close to I'd likely just say someone I know. It's usually "I know someone with *this breed*" or "I know someone whose dog *did this, had this illness, etc.*
__________________
~Erin~



Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-03-2012, 10:56 PM
yoko's Avatar
yoko yoko is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,299
Default

No one I talk to really knows what an online forum is so its kinda hard to explain to them
__________________
Thank you Vivien and Angel Chicken for the siggy! Also I have been frosted!!! And as of 9/13/07 I know the secret handshake!


Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Tortilla's Avatar
Tortilla Tortilla is offline
Blonde Raccoon
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,342
Default

Just my mother. I used to be super active on another dog forum that has since closed and made lots of really good friends on there (met IRL many times, send packages routinely, etc.), so when I mention 'the dog board' my mum probably assumes I mean the same one. Usually the only time I bring it up though is when I show her cute pictures or videos that I've seen on here.

My friends, no WAY. They would think I was absolutely crazy for posting on a dog forum. Omg, I would actually never hear the end of it.
__________________


paris & seamus o'grady.


r.i.p. sally, never forgotten.

Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-03-2012, 11:37 PM
Moth's Avatar
Moth Moth is offline
Mild and Slightly Nutty
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 4,496
Default

Yes, to my better half...he hears about you guys often and he often gets dragged to the computer screen to look at pictures

Sometimes I mention something about the online dog folks I talk to in conversation with certain friends...
__________________
Bow before my Basenji Overlord and Master! Pay homage to the Peiby Goddess!

A gold brick wrapped with a twist of lemon...



Visit the Curly-tailed Brigade
http://curly-tailed.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-03-2012, 11:39 PM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,411
Default

I tell people... some think I'm crazy but hey that's ok lol. I'm pretty much the crazy dog lady around here anyways and I know my family thinks I'm nuts and they sort of roll their eyes sometimes when I mention the forum, but it is what it is.
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 11-03-2012, 11:53 PM
Fran101's Avatar
Fran101 Fran101 is online now
Resident fainting goat
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 12,034
Default

I normally would tell my friends and family, and I almost have on a couple of occasions. I mean, it really isn't the "they'd think I was crazy!" thing really, because they know about all my other dorky obsessions lol

but chaz is just so..rare. It's a breath of fresh air from the drama, the mess, the stress.. of real life. A place where for all intents and purposes I can vent and be myself and speak freely without worrying about real life reverberations. Not that there isn't drama here, but it's all very separate from my real life and I LIKE IT THAT WAY.

If I told people and people I knew IRL got involved I feel like that spell would be broken and real life stress would leak in and out of here somehow. Something I said here would offend someone IRL or I would have to censor myself in case somebody IRL saw etc..etc..

Plus I can basically say whatever I want without having to deal with the expectations of my loved ones. Making my parents proud, being a good student, a good friend, a good girlfriend.
here I can just be Fran lol

Oh and it also means I can basically talk about my personal life here without worrying about who is going to see.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 11-04-2012, 01:15 AM
PlottMom's Avatar
PlottMom PlottMom is offline
The Littlest Hound
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,571
Default

I usually just call it "the dog forum I'm on" to everyone... I talk about it to Chris & my parents & close friends... after explaining to them that people meet up, and we do the secret Santa thing, and lots of people have been on it for years... I don't think they thing I'm TOO crazy... lol.

When referring to people, ill say "my friend..." to like coworkers & people I don't know well so I can avoid a long backstory... with the above-mentioned people, Ill use a "someone from that dog forum I'm on...".

I'm guilty of sharing photos of many dogs, and videos of Backup/Sloan
__________________
Katie

The Plotts:
UKC GRCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Liz
CCH 'PR' Jebb's Bayou Rage CA

And the "off-colored" hounds:
Daisy Duke Garrett CGC, RA & my <3 dog (basset)

Very Missed:
UKC GRCH CCH 'PR' Skyplott Teddy Bearhug
UKC CH CCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Irresistible You
'PR' Dead River K-N-A Swagger - the BAD puppy!
(and Autumn, the feist.)
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 11-04-2012, 01:28 AM
Saeleofu's Avatar
Saeleofu Saeleofu is offline
Jelly baby?
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 9,016
Default

I refer to y'all as "friends" or "someone I know" depending on how well I know you. That's about as detailed as I get. If anyone asks how I know them, I say "from the internet." Everyone knows I'm on forums, just not which ones lol.

My mum knows Traveler in particular very well and would probably steal a Trav puppy if I got one Sometimes I'll be looking at someone's Facebook albums for their dog(s) and my brother will sit next to me and awwww over all the pictures. Especially Moo.

Some people thought I was crazy for sending a chihuahua to some random person on the internet Once I had that "random person" on Facebook it became instantly acceptable, though.
__________________


Vortex Canine - Custom Harnesses and Leashes

"Never cruel nor cowardly. Never give up. Never give in."
~The Doctor

Last edited by Saeleofu; 11-04-2012 at 01:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 11-04-2012, 01:32 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Ho ho ho off.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,260
Default

The other half knows all about it. And I'll mention it if I'm referring to something I've read here.
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site