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Internet Reproaches Woman For Expecting Husband To Take Care Of Friend’s Dog

It might be inevitable for pet owners to be apart from their fur babies on their vacation. On such occasions, many prefer asking their friends and families to take after the pets instead of bringing them to pet boarding. Though animal lovers feel excited about having pets to look after, some might find them a considerable burden.

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Taking to Mumsnet, the account Sweaty84 asked netizens if she was wrong to expect her husband to take care of her friend’s dog.

The problem emerged when her friends hoped her family could take charge of their dog for a couple of weeks. It was not the first time they had looked after the dog, and she and her children were willing to do that. Unfortunately, her husband did not share the same view. He thought the pet would occupy the time he intended to spend with the daughters. As he was on leave, he wanted to enjoy many activities with their children instead of caring for a dog.

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By contrast, the Mumsnetter was eager about the prospect of taking the dog and believed her family could enjoy quality time with it. However, as her husband did not want to bear any responsibility, she conceded and refused to help her friends. She said the dog would go to dog kennels if they did not take it. Then, the husband felt culpable, which drove the couple to an impasse.

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Most commenters sided with the husband in the above story. They stated that the poster should be accountable for the dog if she wanted to take it. There was nothing wrong when the husband did not help her as he had pointed out clearly that he was not fond of the idea.

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Some considered the poster unreasonable to expect help from her spouse. They also agreed with the husband that the dog could limit many plans and activities. In this circumstance, the dog owner had better depend on dog kennels, which were not necessarily bad, to free the poster’s family from the stalemate.

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Source: talk/am_i_being_unreasonable

Do you think the husband was mean when he did not want to help just a little? What would you do if you were the poster? Have you ever experienced similar situations? Let’s share your opinion in the comment below!