Remember the old joke about the newly married couple on their honey moon? The couple were horse back riding and the horse stumbled and the groom got very upset and said, "that's one!" They rode on a bit and the horse took him under a low branch that practically knocked him off his back. The man whipped the horse and said between clenched teeth, "Ok that's TWO!" The new wife was getting concerned and when the horse reared back and the husband slid back in the saddle, leapt from the horse, and screamed, "That's three!" took out a pistol and shot the horse. The wife was horrified and told her husband in no uncertain terms that his reaction was unacceptable. He turned to her red-faced and said between clenched teeth, "OK, that one."
Joking aside, if they mistreat animals--get out now!
There are a number of good articles on this site regarding the mistreating of animals. One article states:
Mohandas Gandhi quote, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” should be changed to “The intelligence of a state can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Maybe we could say: "The EQ of a relationship could be judged by the way its animals are treated." Or you know how they tell men to look at a woman's mother if they want to know what their wife will look like in a few years. How about telling women, "Look at how he treats his animals if you want to know how he'll treat you in the long run."
What would your quote be?