I'm posting anon only because I'm ashamed I feel this way, but I do... is this wrong?
I work in the family business - my dad owns it, my mom does the book keeping, I am the project coordinator. My mom just got a puppy 2 months ago from a breeder. Don't get me wrong, the dog is adorable, she however is getting on my last nerve. She brings the dog to work every day and every late morning when she arrives she lets him out of his carrier and says in a high-pitched excited voice, "go say hi to Auntie!" First off, he's a dog. Second, what happened to me being her daughter. Third, I'm not his auntie or any other familial name. I'm a dog lover and even with my dog (may she RIP) I never said, "come to mommy" or "say hi to grandma".
This really is just the tip of the iceberg. Even my sisters are annoyed because when they too bring their kids to see grandma it's all about the dog
If you mention how she is with the dog she gets SOOOO defensive and offended and it's just disgusting.
She SOOOO overprotective... She just now came running out of the office, "WHERE'S JOEY!?!?" Um, just 2 seconds ago you heard me call him outside, so with me would be the answer. I responded, "come on! I would never let harm come to your dog, he's right here," pointing to him in my arms. This is a regular occurrence. I used to "dog-sit" so my parents could go to dinner or church or wherever, but I'm done with that nonsense as well. If we could leave the dog alone in the house while we went out for a bit or he didn't rip things apart if he gets bored, it would be different. He's allowed to do these things at home. My mom is all about positive dog training - don't tell him "no" he doesn't understand. So instead of correcting bad behavior, he gets a shoe taken away and given something else to rip apart... well, he doesn't understand that either - I can rip this to shreds, but not THAT, unless I get THAT without them knowing.
What would you do at this point? How would you handle it? A little trust, a little respect, a little less "d.o.g" would be great!
Am I a complete jerk for feeling this way?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Jan. 22, 2013 in Relationships
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