Son Refuses To Visit Mom If He Can’t Bring His Dog So Internet Divides

A mother who is allergic to dogs and no longer wants her son’s dog in her home because she “absolutely hates” how to care for him has sparked debate on UK-based Internet forum mumsnet in recent weeks.

according to a Post shared by mom (username household 1980)Her 18-year-old son is in the armed forces and “works away from home 95 percent of the time.” He has no place of his own and stays in his house when he is not working.

She recently took care of her dog for three weeks because she had a work commitment but she “hated” doing it, explaining: “I’m a little allergic that I had [a] Had a sore throat and runny nose, even allergy pills didn’t help and I hated the dog, the smell, the dirt…”

In a later post, mother said He spent “thousands” destroying his garden and the dog dug holes in his lawn and ate and trampled on his flowers. “I can’t leave her in the kitchen, she chews. She’s still young,” said mom.

Woman cleaning dog’s food bowl. A son who refuses to visit his mother without her dog because she said she doesn’t want a dog in her home has left users divided on the online forum mumsnet.
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According to one study, more than 60 percent of homes in the US have at least one pet. Study published in October 2020 in the peer-reviewed journal animals,

Study shows pets were a source of stress for most owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests American Veterinary Medical Association,

The most common issues reported by US pet owners during the first few months of the pandemic were related to “meeting their pet’s social and behavioral needs,” which could not be fully met due to safety restrictions. . the outbreak.

The study states: “Occasionally, pet owners become upset, annoyed or frustrated by the pet’s attention or repeated interruptions during their work-from-home time. Relatedly, pet owners reported new and emerging behavioral issues that their pets exhibited to changes in everyday life.

“With the current financial crisis and widespread unemployment, pet owners may have no choice but to separate from their pets if they are no longer able to care for them,” the study said.

When the son came to pick up her dog in the latest Mumsnet post, his mother told him “well” that she no longer wanted the dog in the house and gave her reasons.

He said: “He told me it was fine, but if he can’t get the dog he won’t come and see me. Can I [being] inappropriate?

“I absolutely hated the dog, but I obviously like to see my son,” the mother said, noting that even when her son is at home, she leaves him to “sort the dog”. gives. While he responds if she calls on him to do so, “If he didn’t it would be left to me,” she said.

Mom explained: “My reasoning at the time is that she got a dog without me asking and as an adult she has to live with the consequences because maybe it’s time to grow up a little bit.”

The latest mumsnet post has users divided, with some parties either mother or son, while others say some sort of settlement needs to be done.

One said: “If it were me, I’d just say oh what a shame you can’t go then. Why wouldn’t he keep it in the kennel anyway? It’s not like he wants to take care of it when He’s on vacation. He just assumed you would, because he thinks it’s your job [mom],

And mom replied: “That’s a lot of what I said, I wasn’t going to get into an argument about it, I just said you’re an adult and you do what feels right to you, but your here Always welcome and I’m sorry it didn’t work out as you expected.”

Another user asked: “What do people with dogs do when they visit someone? Do they expect to take their dog with them everywhere? Don’t they consider this before getting a dog? ? Not everyone wants a dog in their home.”

And a third explained: “I’ll put my son with a mild allergy to watch… just set some basic rules like the dog can’t go upstairs.”

Fourth warned: “Careful OP [original poster]You are setting a dangerous precedent for your relationship with your adult son.”

And another user explained: “He’s 18 and now has a life of his own. It’s okay if you don’t want the dog, but the result is that he won’t come. Of course you’ll be with the dog for some time.” I have come with a sore throat if my son can come.”

However, one agreed, saying: “None of you are unreasonable… what’s a good compromise? Meet at a dog-friendly pub halfway through? For a walk in the country… if that cares.” If you can’t pay for it, then he’ll have to sort out other arrangements because it’s the solution to his problem.”

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