My parents are divorced. My dad and I bought a house together. My parents are amicable towards each other, but after about 20 minutes, my dad's had enough. My mom doesn't like dogs. She says she does, but she doesn't and she knows nothing about them (which is fine, she has a cat LOL)
When Ky was a puppy she met my mom twice. It was the most annoying 10 minute visits ever and I swore I would never put my dog through those visits again. And I don't. My mom comes over about four times a year (yes, we live in the same city), and during those visits, Ky is in her cage. The last two times, I just told my mom that she's at her "dog friends" house so she doesn't look for her.
This summer, my dad and I were working in the backyard, and my mother dropped by unannounced. Instead of coming to the gate and calling out to us, she waltzed through the house and onto the back deck. Well, Ky is already barking up a storm (before my mom was on the deck) and I'm going towards her to see what's going on. The next thing I know the back door opens and my mom comes out onto the deck and Ky's running up the stairs towards her.
My mother should be eternally grateful that I have trained my dog, because I just hollered KY DOWN, and she dropped. My mother started freaking out on me. I ignored her, called Ky over to me, put her in a down and just looked at my dad with that look - YOU DEAL WITH HER.
Now, my dad loves Ky but he doesn't really know much about dogs LOL. I got Ky a month after we bought the house together. He knows all about Ky, and he was NOT going to let my mom get away with her behaviour. He laced into her like you wouldn't believe and I was stunned! I had never heard my dad speak to my mom that way, but let me tell you - she certainly got an earful and there was nothing left for me to add.
She started to yell back at my dad and Ky growled and I looked at my mom, and said ... why don't you just leave right now and come back in 5 minutes?
She left but didn't come back for about 3 months.
My dad and I still joke about how Ky has saved us from "unwanted drop ins" in the future!
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