But, who the heck brings their uninvited DOG to someone's home? Why, in the world, would they do that? If my parents had said they could bring the dog, it'd be one thing. But, to just show up with it?
Well my SIL of course ! I love dogs and have always had them. I only take them "visiting" to 2 places. My Mom's house when we travel 8 hours to see her. ( She has big house, big yard and loves our critter.) I also take her to our family beach house - ONLY when we are the only ones using it.
SIL and her hubby have always hated dogs. They gave me so - o - o much grief about our dog - even refusing to come to dinner at our house. And for the record she is usually put in the bedroom with a chewy snack and her special pillow when we have company over who don't care for animals.
Now they have this dog - which is great they can love a pet - but they bring it everytwhere uninvited and unannounced, recent examples include:
1) After tellling everyone the dog was being boarded before their week long visit at XMAS - they brought her because they didn't want to pay a pet sitter.
2) Brought her to a cousins house who has seriously allergies/really hates dogs - just walked in and let her roam around.
3) Brought her to my FMIL's grave at the cemetary with his widow ( they didn't want to leave precious in the car ) .
4) Brought her to MIL's apt in assisted living that DOESN'T allow dogs ! Had to bring in take out sandwiches instead of taking elderly MIL out for a XMAS lunch as promised.Pup chewed up stuff and was apparently a nuisance.
5) Invited by another family member to accompany them to Boston, have dinner, see the lights and have a nice evening out. They show up with dog ( family memeber didn't even though they had brought dog ) and focus entire evening around poochie. Get kicked out of Quincy Marketplace for sneaking dog in. At dinner they left pooch in car - but take turns going out to car to sit with her.
6) Show up a XMAS dinner with dog in tow - I have 3 cats and an elderly dog as well as 30 guest. Dog has not been properly trained and is over stimulated. It makes # 2 in my bedroom, chases my cats and growls at my elderly dog. Note that dog was safe in spare bedroom - but SIL let him in cause he wated to go n there. I also think fluffpup pee'd on my floor. I wouldn't have minded if I had KNOWN. I would have made sure that cats are secured in upstairs bedrooms. ( They like my nephews/neices and actually enjoy family get togethers - all those laps sitting around ).
None of this is the pup's fault - he does what dogs do ..... but seriously this is why some people really dislike all animals.
I was at a rec league BBALL game last week at the elementary school my son attends - a couple stroll in with their dog and strolls him through the school. When nicely asked by the janitor if they could take the dog outside - they reply in a sickly syrupy sweet baby voiuce "HE"S my furbaby - he's my kid - schools let you have kids". the janitor had to call the security guard to have them leave.