What was the rudest thing that a guest did to your pet in your home?
Answered by: Sandy Sanderson
It was mid September and I had just gotten a new puppy. An absolute sweetie! My old dog had died the month before; I wasn't doing very well with the loss. He'd been my best friend for so long and I always thought that I wouldn't get another dog after him because it wouldn't be the same… . But I was having a meltdown and got a new pup right away despite my previous plan. (Which I don't regret, my new puppy has grown to another best friend too) But anyway, I'd had my puppy for less than a week, my old dog had died only 2 weeks earlier, and it was now my birthday, so my family came over to celebrate the birthday. We were all sitting in the living room hanging out and having fun with the puppy when my grandma got this mean pinched look on her face and violently picked him up while like… twisting him!! He was yelping and I was panicking because all I could think was how he was in pain and I couldn't bear losing another dog so soon! I rushed over and took him from her and all she had to say was that she thought he was being too rough. ??? This was literally a 6 pound nugget of a puppy, he wasn't even capable of being too rough! He was ok, but a little shaken up. I just don't understand why she would do that to an animal, ESPECIALLY considering all that had happened the month before. Now she always acts like she dislikes him despite the fact that he is a great dog. I don't like her being near him anyway though, so her disliking him suits me just fine. He's grown now and can defend himself but it still makes my blood boil when look back on how she acted. I think she was just mad that we were paying attention to the puppy instead of her honestly… so childish! Here his is now, two years later (in sleep mode lol)
Edit: Thank you to everyone commenting on how cute he is! Just to clarify; I told her not to do it again and we gave her a really hard time about it. She'd never done anything like that before and hasn't since, so we're all on OK terms now. I definitely keep an eye on her when she's around him though!