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How can I make my dad forget something? (NSFW)

Asked by zicron (117 points ) September 16th, 2012

I know this is weird, but when I was petting my dog’s stomach when he was standing up, my dad walked in the room and my dog started humping the air. I think my dad thinks that I was was stimulating him. I don’t want to ask him, so can I get him to forget somehow?

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Wine's avatar

The only possible way would simply not bring it up in conversation.

Coloma's avatar

Haha…well my fine young friend, first you must LAUGH and then just casually tell your dad, ” ya know, just in CASE you were thinking something strange was going on between me and the dog, you would be mistaken. ”
Most likely this might be one of ” those” stories you end up telling your parents when you are about 25 and everyone will have a good laugh about it.

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_Whitetigress's avatar

Is it your dad that needs to forget about this? Or is it you? :D

Either way, I agree the best way to forget about this is to not bring it up. Ever. Ever.

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BosM's avatar

Don’t worry about it. Just laugh it off, and tell your dad that if anyone ever rubs your dogs belly to warn them that he jumps in the air! He must be ticklish. My dog’s leg races as though he’s scratching himself when I rub his belly, dogs can do some strange things when they get their belly rubbed!

Bellatrix's avatar

If your dad is aware of your dog’s personality, I am sure he will understand when you laughingly explain this. Don’t be too serious about it or he might think you protest too much.

I would do as @Coloma said and just tell it like it is. “Hey dad, just in case you thought me and Mutley were getting a little too close before, please rest assured our relationship is still platonic, well for me anyway. His behaviour suggests he likes me a lot though. Oh and you might want to warn any visitors who go to scratch his tummy that he tends to take that as a romantic gesture’.

Mostly, don’t worry about it!

gailcalled's avatar

@zicron: Dads never forget anything. You’d be better off bringing it up and joking. Dogs are notorious for humping random things, people and even the air.

Do you really think you dad thinks that you were stimulating the dog?

Pinklady's avatar

This is one of the many awkward sexual situations. I am finally out of my parents house, but man, I experienced some of the most awkward moments in that house. Imagine this: my parents had the access to all of the things I “typed” on my computer from the age of 12 to 18. And I didn’t know about it.

Anyway, just let it go. He will eventually forget, but it doesn’t mean he won’t remember it. I suggest just playing it cool with the dog in front of him, as if nothing happened…

jordym84's avatar

First order of business if I were in your situation would be to try and forget it myself. Maybe your dad didn’t even notice or think much of it, so bringing it up would most likely make you look guilty. And even if he did notice it, he’s your dad and he’ll still love you just the same so count yourself lucky that it was him and not someone else who “caught” you.

In any case, as suggested above, allow yourself to have a good laugh about it and then just move on – a few years or even months, if not weeks from now it won’t really matter.

Thanks for a good chuckle, by the way :)

Pandora's avatar

I wouldn’t worry about it unless your dad starts to keep the dog away from you. LOL
In that case then do as @Coloma has suggested. Best thing to do is be firm with your dog from now on. Trying to hump you is your dogs way of saying I am your master. Your dog is saying he is the alpha male, or alpha female. Girl dogs do it too.

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blueiiznh's avatar

You can’t possibly try to figure out how to make someone forget something when you have no idea if it was even a thought.

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

tacres's avatar

Dogs will hump about anything. They happy hump, they play hump, they alpha hump.Its just the way their brains are wired.The only time it really has anything to do with reproduction is when a dog is in season. I would follow the advice of @Coloma etal. Laugh out loud, explain to pop & let it go. Or ask Dad why the dog reacted that way to broach the subject & get a conversation going in which you can explain what happened.
I have 8 dogs, its hump city here!

gambitking's avatar

I think I saw a post on Reddit the other day somewhere along these lines, but it was from the dad….. weird.

Anyway you’re not gonna be able to make him forget. Depending on the relationship with your dad that you have, you could approach him directly about it and just tell him you feel awkward and embarrassed. Clear the air about it, this isn’t something you need hanging over your head right?

Wine's avatar

If it makes you feel better, I’ve had a dog that randomly approached me start humping my leg.

gailcalled's avatar

@Pinklady.He will eventually forget, but it doesn’t mean he won’t remember it

So which is it?

Pinklady's avatar

@gailcalled He will forget at times, then remember it. Then forget, then remember. Then forget maybe for 10 years, then remember for a day.

gailcalled's avatar

^^^Then forget maybe for 10 years, then remember for a day. And you have proved this hypothesis how?

Pinklady's avatar

@gailcalled Experience. Also, it’s not a fact. Maybe your dad is obsessive, not my fault.

gailcalled's avatar

^^^ What on earth does this have to do with my dad?

I have caught my kids and step-kids over the years in compromising situations, albeit sometimes with my peripheral vision.. The events are permanently in my memory bank and can be retrieved at will.

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