- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016
Right, so. Since i was 5 years old, I have wanted a dog. BADLY. Like really badly. I love dogs, I love animals, and whatnot, and I’ve always wanted a dog.
When I was 11/12, we finally got a puppy. A chubby, cute yellow lab. We bought all the food, the toys, everything. We got him from the breeder, and I was so excited about him, as were my family. But three days later, whilst I was at school, they returned him to the breeder without telling me they were going to do it.
I was heartbroken. Why did they do it? They felt they didn’t have the time to fully train it and whatnot. Granted, at that time, my mother was commuting, as she was training for her consultancy (she’s an OBGYN surgeon, dad is a GP).
Fast-forward 8 years – my mother raised the possibility of getting a dog. MULTIPLE times this year. She’s a consultant, more stable now, and dad is also fairly stable now jobwise. We looked into potential litters and breeders.
But yet again – she is feeling apprehensive. And my dad is not very keen on having one (he feels it’s too much time wasted, and won’t even talk to us about it. At all). She feels that having a dog is like having children – a lot of hard work to train, etc. But what I do not understand is that she keeps talking about babies and how she will happily take time off to look after my babies (when I have them) etc.
Yes, I know they’re doctors. Yes, I know they work hard. Yes, I am aware that it is stressful, and I don’t want a dog to come into a house that feels it can’t give it love.
My point is, why get my hopes up high? Why TELL us something like that, then go and say ‘oh no, looks like we can’t get one after all’. Yes, some of you might call me immature or petulant or spoilt. Go for it, that’s your opinion that you are entitled to. But this is something I have wanted for a long time, and I’m still hurting from when they took that pup back to the breeder. It’s not fair to do that to any kid, regardless of age. Just a vent I guess…