Once again, my "threat" was not to sue, but to gain ownership of Ellie.
This isn't just some dog that I feel is not being properly cared for. This is a dog I raised and trained. A dog whose personality I know almost as well as my own. And the reason I brought it to this forum is because I was looking for rational feedback, which RowdyDogs and Selzer (to name a few) gave without making me feel like I am in the wrong for being concerned about a dog I love.
Honey, to get ownership of the dog you have to sue
them for it. Its not always about money.To be honesty, you should be grateful that they even let you see the dog, 'cause if one of my children said that to me, I probably wouldn't allow them any visitation unless they came over to my house.
You were part of the family, the dog was part of the family, of course you helped raise and train it. That's what families do, but I can bet that, as much as you want to point out how much you did, they probably did just as much. They probably also paid for the dog, paid any vet bills and bought the dog food.
Yes, I do think you are being over dramatic about it, because the issue is that its not your
standards. This to me shows that you still have a lot to learn in life, there are always going to be things that aren't your
standards, and you need to learn how to live with it. You said it yourself that he wasn't a bad guy, the dog is being taken care of, its just now how YOU want it.
Learn to count your blessings, because they don't owe you anything and I believe are being very gracious to even let you have "partial custody".