I got a rescue puppy a couple of months ago. I was worried about bonding with her after losing my last dog a year and a half ago (she was 16 and my little soul mate!). But, I've fallen in love with this sweet little girl, too. However, she prefers my boyfriend. I had to talk him into getting the dog, I do almost all of the feeding and most of the walking. I take care of all the vet appointments and buying supplies. He is, however, a little more playful with her than I am (rougher and sillier!). I play with her as well, but he almost "acts like a puppy" with her. I feel crazy, but I'm very emotional over this. She cuddles with him at night, and hardly notices me sometimes. She's happy when I get home, but she's happy to see anyone who walks in the door. It's my boyfriend she loves, and I feel slighted. Is that odd? And what do I do about it? Maybe it's just a chemistry thing and there's nothing I can do. I want her to be bonded to both of us, and I'm glad that she loves him, but sometimes I feel invisible despite being the main caretaker and the one who chose her. I think part of it is that I'm more restrictive with her, and he lets her "break the rules". He feeds her food from the table that I wouldn't usually give her (although I've started giving her benign things), and he lets her bite more during play than I think we should be training her to do (so, I dissuade this, and he lets it happen). When I go to cuddle with her and she moves away and goes to him, it hurts... She's 5 months old now. Thoughts??