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|Tue, 03-04-2014 - 10:28am|
DS has been over a couple of times since we've had the dog, and has complained to me, both times, that his throat starts to seal up and his eyes start to itch. This is NOT unusual; he has dog allergies. So to me, I'd just as soon say we can't keep the dog; I want my son to be able to visit, spend the night, etc. over the next 10 years. DH is saying ds made it up conveniently - ds is the one who told us we should get a dog and now he's saying he's conveniently allergic. I don't see why ds would say this as he's only over a few hours/week during the school year. I do want him to be home this summer as usual, and I do believe he's having allergic reactions. But dh is saying he's 'out of it' and it's up to me to get with dh's friend who gave us the dog. What would you do!? Obviously dh is taken by the dog.
Also a little background - she was both in Oklahoma and Joplin, MO in shelters, caged for 2 years. She's been at dh's friend's since October with 4 other dogs that she was intimidated by, so she's more relaxed at our house, but... She's VERY sweet but has serious issues. She freaks out when ds wants to play with her. She also freaks out when she sees dogs on our walks (although they're on invisible fences), or people who want to meet her - she cowers and puts her tail between her legs, and then you have a hard time getting her to walk the next time. She only lays on our couch; she gets up to eat or go out, then back to the couch. Granted it's only been since 2/23 but I'm not sure she'll get over all of this as she's 2.5 years old.
I think she's nice and MAYBE with lots of work she will come around, but I really don't want her to be the reason ds doesn't come over for more than an hour or so...
(2nd time I've tried to post this so hopefully not a duplicate)