Post # 1
So we’re eating dinner & my husband casually mentions that his friends dog is pregnant, due to give birth any day now. Then he says ‘I told him that if he can’t find an undercover area for them that the mum and pups can stay in our garage for the first 12 weeks’.
Um, what the actual fuck?
No, hell no! This dog has up to 8 puppies in it’s belly! We are not equipped mentally or physically to cater to up to 9 dogs! What the hell was he thinking? We leave at 5am and get home at 6ish most days.
His friend has a massive house & laundry suitable for puppies but his wife doesn’t want them inside (their outdoor area has no cover and it’s winter in Sydney at the moment).
So now I have to look like the gigantor bitch who says ‘nooo way’. Sigh.
ETA: If they were well and TRULY stuck for valid reasons I would look after the puppies, but there would have to be some clear boundaries about it (food, blankets, company for the dogs during the day etc).
Post # 3
As someone who loves dogs more than anything in the world all I can say is — what the fuck was he thinking?!?! I have four dogs and had them all fixed because I’m not prepared to care for a litter of puppies. I don’t think you’re being a bitch at all. You’re being sensible.
His friend is an absolute idiot for having an intact female and no way to properly take care of her or her puppies. Asshole.
Post # 4
@strawbabies: thank you! I am also a crazy dog lady (deeply love my childhood pets that live with my parents), hell I have frames pictures of them in my house cause I miss them!
Ugh, so frustrating. Don’t know what my kind hearted, yet idiotic husband was thinking!
Post # 5
12 weeks!!?! That is quite the workload he just signed you up for! I don’t think you’re a bitch at all, you are thinking about this rationally and your husband is outside of his mind. If the guy’s own wife feels fine about saying no to her own dogs, then you certainly can say no too.
Post # 6
@theone99: You’re not being a bitch by sayng no at all! One grown up dog is a lot of work, but NINE puppies who aren’t even housebroken?! No way! It’s not your fault that your friends are irresponsible dog owners. Yes, I think that letting your dog get pregnant with a litter of puppies that you’re not prepared to care for is irresponsible.
Post # 7
No-one will be able to care for the little ones. Aww so sad. But, OP its totally not your fault. I’d be proper annoyed as well.