Vent – sister in law getting a puppy

posted 3 weeks ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Wannabee

Puppy daycare. Dog walkers. She has a ton of options available to her. Her dog, her responsibility. And her breeder should take it back if/when she can no longer manage it (all good breeders actually write that into their contracts). 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

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@Twizbe:  Well I mean if you are on board with getting a dog then you get a free puppy!! But that behaviour would drive me nuts, she sounds just like a very self-centered life is all about me person..

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@bluecutie00:  Omg that makes me soooooo angry. I really wish there was an actual place to report these things that mattered and people get blacklisted.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I agree that if she’s that busy there are daycares and walkers/sitters. If she works that much I’m sure she can afford to buy a daycare package. I would not become her go-to free dog sitter. If she hints that she wants that, send her a link to the nearest daycare. It’s one thing if you’d rather take the dog than have it end up in a shelter, but until then make her take on responsibility. 

It’s sad she doesn’t take a more active role in her neice and nephew’s life, but I understand because I don’t either. I don’t really like kids and I’d rather not spend time with them so I don’t. They have plenty of people giving them (sometimes expensive) gifts, they won’t miss one from me. BUT I’m also not expecting my relatives to fawn over my pets. Most of my family doesn’t even know I have rabbits, lol. 

I understand you need to vent and I hope you feel better. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

The worst case is when it’s her dog that lives at your house. You do all the work and have all the expense, and she comes over and messes things up with the dog when she feels like it.

Set real boundaries, including not boarding (“taking”) the dog for her.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@Twizbe:  I agree. I asked my husband how we could make an anonymous tip…but anywho, I understand the reason for your rant, OP! Self centered, irresponsible people (even if they’re family) make my skin crawl!!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

If hubby has decided to take the dog if it doesn’t work out, then he is enabling her behavior. I imagine this is how she has always been treated, and why she is the way she is today. Do your in laws ever allow her to fall flat on her face and fail? 

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