(Closed) what’s worse… (wedding faux pas vs. pet’s health)

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: what would you do?
    go to the wedding--you rsvp'd yes and it's not an emergency pet situation : (33 votes)
    79 %
    stay home--don't make your friend take care of a sick pup! : (9 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would go to the wedding.  It doesn’t sound like an emergency pet situation and like you said your friend is perfectly capable.  

    Post # 4
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m with caznos. I would definitely still call the vet and maybe try to get your pup in before you leave but I dont think you need to miss the wedding for it (if you do really want to go). Dogs are like people. Sometimes they get the stomach bug and don’t want to eat. It wouldnt be the worst thing in the world if he threw up again and your friend had to clean it up. If she does end up having to do more than just sit on your couch and watch TV all night, get her a gift card or something as a “thanks for cleaning up puke” gift. I’m sure she knows what shes getting herself into. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Just think of it this way: how would you feel if a friend who RSVP’d yes to your wedding was a no-show because she decided to stay with her dog who is not having major issues?

    Post # 7
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Poor pup.  I hate it when my furry guy is sick.

    Odds are, he’ll be better by this afternoon.  I think going to the vet is a good idea since you won’t be with him this evening….if the vet will give him fluids, then you know he’ll be well hydrated and your friend won’t have to worry so much about forcing fluids.

    Honestly, if he was still listless when it came time to leave for the wedding, I’d stay with him.  But, I really bet he’ll be feeling better! 

    Post # 8
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Did he see you packing? Sometimes when our pup sees that we’re packing and getting ready to go, he goes a little crazy.

    Either way, I agree with the others. I know that if my friend had a sick dog and asked me to take care of it so they could go to a wedding, I’d completely understand.

    Post # 9
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @finnaroo: if the dog is bad enough, you may have to leave him in the vet’s care to make sure he doesn’t get dehydrated and he has access to medication. Then it won’t stop you going to the wedding while knowing your dog is being properly looked after.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you feel completely comfortable leaving your pup with your friend then I would go.

    I understand how you’re feeling! I would feel bad about leaving my pup as well! But if the pup is in capable hands he will be fine.

    We’re the same way but we know that if we leave her with BIL she will be fine.

    Hope he feels better!

    Post # 13
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d go to the wedding, and pick her up a nice gift card on the way back. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m sure your friend won’t mind–it’s what friends do =]

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Go to the wedding.

    And don’t feed the dog any more food. Usually a 24-hour fast will clear up puking/diarreah issues. (If he’s puking, his body is trying to empty his stomach. So don’t keep giving food to him.)
    Just give him water. You can also give unflavored Pedialyte if you’re worried about him getting dehydrated.

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    or it could have parvo the only reason my pup survived is because i took him to vet asap google it especially puppies sorry id take my dog and send a generous gift end of story sorry 

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