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I'm so tired of being made out to be the bad guy. Hubby's sister had a family emergency and Hubby about half agreed to take her 3 dogs. Since he wouldnt be home, I voiced my concerns about me being able to safely handle 6 dogs. My 3 dogs (all of them medium to large breed) and her 3 dogs, 2 of which are also big dogs that I haven't been around much, 1 of which has showed aggression in the past, and none of the 3 are up to date on shots. If it was just me here, it might be different, but I also have Baby J to think about. *sigh*
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Family is important, meaning you, hubby, and Baby J. Your dogs are just that, yours. They are what needs to come first. Never be upset to set boundaries that you need. You are a mother and wife, and those positions mean more than any other. People need to back off. A child is the center now, and the extended family should realize this.
Thank you, Wayne. Honestly, I'm not so much upset about what they may think. I've long given up on trying to get his families approval, it's never going to happen, and they are very "do what I want or pay the price". The main upsetting part for me was him being so upset with me just for voicing my concerns. You're right that Baby J is the center now and what we have to focus on. My main priority is keeping everyone safe, and the best way to do that was not to have the other dogs here.
Taking in three dogs is a lot, even if you have no kids or dogs yourself. Suddenly having six dogs and a child is way too much. It doesn't matter if someone else claims it's doable. For you it's not and that's it. Since you know, you're the one expected to sort things out somehow. It's easy to be generous if you have nothing to lose. So stick to your guns!
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