Post # 76
I’m sorry that you are going through this and I hope that your husband has a speedy recovery. I would not jeopardize my relationship with my sister or any family member for ANY amount of money, ever. I don’t know that I would report it either. I got bitten by my friend’s dog when I intervened in a dog fight to protect her dog (I was dog sitting), ended up getting stiches and a rabies shot (not fun). I would not even consider asking her for money – what? I intervened in the dog fight at my own risk. It was an accident. I don’t think I’ll dog sit again and I’m sure that your Sister’s dog would not be welcome at my house again and we would definitely talk about the situation open and honestly. I would tell her that I am worried if the dog attacked someone else or another animal and that they have to take appropriate precautions to prevent it. But I would let it go, and no money involved. Do what feels right to you for your situation.
Post # 77
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
So, as expected, animal services got ahold of the info about the bite, so a report did end up being filed and we had to supply information about the dog and the owners. Brother-In-Law is also a police officer, so he understands that it’s not optional.
Darling Husband went back to the doctor yesterday for a check up for his own peace of mind. Dr said his hand is fine, so that’s great. He was able to start moving his finger late on Wednesday and he is doing well now. He’ll return to work tonight (so only the inital 2 days were taken off). It’s amazing how quickly his finger is healing now, given how little progress (none!) was made the first few days. He still needs to wrap it up and it hurts a lot if he bumps it on something, but we are most definitely on the right track. Darling Husband was getting very bored after a couple extra days off, so it’s a good thing he didn’t need more time 😉
Kitty is also back to her normal self.
I never did hear from my sister, but unfortunately that isn’t surprising. I’ll be seeing her this next week to return something they left at my house, so we’ll see how that goes, but it’s been awkward before this and will likely continue to be awkward.
It’s not worth the ~$100 to us to ask Brother-In-Law and sis to pay for DH’s doctor visits even though they offered, so we are planning to just move on with our lives.
Thanks again to everyone for the well-wishes for Darling Husband and kitty <3
Post # 78
- Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead
gingerkitten: I understand why he wants them to pay, but at this point $35 is nothing and might cause a big problem. But if it becomes a lot of money or lost time from work I would be asking them to cover it.
As far as that dog, I would say it is never welcome, it tried to kill the poor cat and then injured your Darling Husband. That is unacceptable as is their actions as it happened, they should have been up and helping your Darling Husband seperate them.
Post # 79
I’m glad that he is doing better and kitty is well! I hope that they get their dog some obedience classes (that might show in their favor with the dog bite case). I also hope things go okay with your sister.
Post # 80
Don’t ask for money… My Fiance got severely bit by his Aunt’s rescue a few weeks ago and he couldn’t use his hand for a while. He never asked for money. Just tell them the dog is no longer welcome, my Fiance told his Aunt that he will not come over to their house until the dog is locked downstairs.