Post # 1
My SIL is staying every weekend for the next year which was frustrating enough in itself. also i dont like her so i can’t even try to give her the benefit of the doubt
she went out to the car this afternoon and decided to leave all gates/doors open and my cocker spaniel ran out.
My schnauzer doesn’t like hot weather bless him and wont leave unless its v early or v later so at least we know where he is as he didnt move, but we’ve been searching for hours and theres no sign of my other dog. I was out at the time and came back a few hours after it happened and got told she was lost but it appears my SIL did basically nothing until i returned – didn’t look or anything
I went round the gated community on foot (its pretty big, the equivalent of about ten blocks long and wide) then got DH to drive me down every single street, then went out the front (as that bit is open and she could have left) and did the surrounding area. Ive asked the neighbours, the security guards….but nothing
I guess the next step is posters. She’s quite a timid dog i can’t work out where she could have got to. Im feeling pretty damn bitter against SIL, and honestly i want to tell DH that the deal of her staying here is very much off
Post # 3
@newname_99: I’m so sorry! I hope ya’ll find her soon! I would be LIVID. It would be one thing if she accidentally did it (i.e. thought she closed the door but didn’t or something) and did everything she could to find the dog… But she didn’t. That would be a deal breaker for me. Is she remorseful at all??
Post # 4
Oh no, I’m so sorry! I’m sure the pup will turn up. I once let my cat run out by accident and he was lost for 3 nights. Turns out, he was on top of the attached garage and that was (clearly) the only place I didn’t look for 3 nights. So, your pup might be closer than you think!! I hope you find him soon!
Post # 5
I’m so sorry!
Your DH needs to have a serious talk with your SIL about leaving doors open and what to do if something like this happens. if she doesn’t respect your pets, I wouldnt let her stay!
Post # 6
oh HELL no, she would NOT be staying in my house any more. That would cause some MAJOR issues. especially since she did nothing to even FIND the dog!! Honestly, even if it was an accident I’d be absolutely livid…I’m that overprotective of my dog.
I’m praying you find her!!
Post # 7
@soontobemrsm11: +1 I would kick her out. I am hoping you find your dog soon OP!
Post # 9
If my SIL lost one of my beloved furkids, she would be out the door – for sure! I hope you find your dog very soon!
Post # 10
How awful! Throw her out for sure.
Post # 11
Oh no! I’m so sorry 🙁 My family has been there, it is not a good feeling! I will keep you and your pup in my thoughts!
Oh, and I’d be saying buh-bye to irresponsible SIL. I would be livid!
Post # 12
Nope, call it off. She is irresponsible. Not cool.
Post # 13
I would be so angry. My current brother-in-law, who was at the time my future brother-in-law, was visiting at my parents’ house last summer. He left the back door open to go outside to eat, and my cat ran out. His son, who was 4 at the time, ran inside to me (I was sitting on the couch) (I think I was on Weddingbee lol) and was like, “It’s an emergency! Anouk ran outside like a flash and she’s in the garden!” So I ran outside, and Anouk was THANKFULLY sitting there in the garden like a dope, and BIL was sitting there eating his salad. Before I saw her, I asked him where she was…and he was like, “Oh, she’s right over there.” WHAT THE FUCK.
I really hope you find your dog. Your sister in law sucks. I hate when people don’t understand that pets are like family.
Post # 14
@newname_99: I’m so sorry!! That is the worst feeling! Posters can be a huge help. That happened with my dog many years ago & as soon as we put posters up, someone called. He was 3 houses away from us! My sister has a dog that gets out all the time and always seems to find his way home. I hope one of those is the case for you!
Post # 15
ironically as the younger dog (shes only 5 months), she’s normally glued to the other dogs side. This is pretty much the first time she’s shown any independent action
One of the security guards texted the other guard who was on duty earlier that i didn’t see and he *thinks* he saw her happily running up the road the other side of the community (but within the walls). There are a few dogs that run loose (this is mexico, no one cares) so its possible it wasnt her but it gives me hope. Because cars drive very slowly within the community it makes it less likely that she’s been run over – which is one of the few positives i can think of
I feel really anxious.
SIL – mmmmmmm. theres a big language barrier so i always find it hard to assess how she’s feeling (she speaks fast slang spanish, ive been learning slow textbook spanish so we dont chat much)
Post # 16
Wow!! I am so sorry you are going through this. I am not a very nice person when it comes to protecting my fur baby. I would tell her to get the hell out until she found my dog! My patience for her would be nonexistent. She could have at least went on a search as soon as she found out. I am sorry I have nothing nice or useful to say I just feel your pain and anger.
I am crossing my fingers for you. My little baby got lost quite a few years ago. She was missing for at least a week but she turned up. My dad actually saw her roaming around the front of our house. I hope yours turns up too.