Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Just a cautionary story of what can happen in this type of situation, though in this one the shoe was on the other foot. You see, I was on the receiving end of a I WANT YOUR DOG situation.
When I was living at home I purchased an Old English Sheepdog, at that time I paid for her what I would have paid for a week long trip to London, air fare included ($500 back then ... I'd saved the money for over a year for the trip, but wanted the puppy even more). I paid for her care, her vet bills, training, etc. When I was ready to move from home I started looking for apartments that took dogs and found one about a mile or so from my parents house. No, it wasn't fancy, it was small, but big enough for Abbey and me.
When I was ready to move, my parents, especially my mother, started demanding that I give them Abbey!!! We had terrible arguments about it. Finally it boiled down to having to choose between my parents and my dog and I made the wrong decision, I chose my parents. Did they take good care of Abbey, oh yes, they doted on her, no problems there. BUT ...
I hated my mother for stealing my dog, and yes, over 40 years later I still consider it that she had been stolen from me. No, they didn't pay me for her, didn't even offer to pay me, demanded that I sign over her AKC papers which I did. But I hated my mother (in a love/hate type way) for the rest of her life and still hate her, it's the only thing that's ever happened to me where I could not forgive someone.
Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser