Rant: My In-Laws
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|Tue, 12-29-2009 - 9:16am|
Ladies, I just had to rant about my in-laws as I am pretty irritated with them this morning....We have a dog (a welsh Pembroke corgi) who LOVES food. and when I say LOVES food, I mean really loves food. She pushes chairs back from the kitchen table to get on top of it anything she can do....
My in-laws have watched her many times without incident over the 5 years of her life. However 2 times in the past she has gotten into chocolate. the first time was when my MIL left an entire Hershey's chocolate bar in her reach (granted that if it's not on a counter she can probably get it)....she threw it up and was fine. Then another time my FIL left a bag of M & M's out and she ate almost a Lb of it. That time she wasn't fine, we had to rush her at 1:30 am to the emergency vet, where we spent 600.00 dollars (FIL paid us back), had her stomach pumped, charcoal and IV fluids.
So they were watching her this past weekend and my BIL called yesterday before we were to go up to my IL's house and meet up with everyone for dinner and said "Your puppy got onto the table in the kitchen and mostly ate peanuts, but ate some M & M's again" I was like "SERIOUSLY!"
First of all if she is getting on the table - that means they weren't watching her - Confirmed this, my BIL & FIL were downstairs in their office (they work from home) and she was upstairs causing trouble. We NEVER let her have the entire run of the house for this very reason.
Second of all - Why the hell do you have M & M's out when You know she likes food and can get into things...I seriously don't get it.
We were up at 3am letting her out potty and stuff and she was just wound from the Caffeine. this is now the third time. and I am ALWAYS the one that gets up with her, so I made DH do it. I think it actually helped because he had to deal with her stuff instead of me always doing it and then wondering why I get so upset at his parents. She is my little kid at the moment and I don't want anything to happen to her.....
DH and I are going to sit down with his parents and talk to them about this that it CAN'T happen again. They can either clear off their entire Kitchen table of all food at all time and keep her around them. If they are working downstairs she has to be blocked off and not allowed upstairs. OR they don't get to watch her again. Those are the choices. I have tried to tell his parents this over and over again, so we are really laying down the law this time. DH was pretty shooken up about it.
Anyway this got way too long so thanks for listening to me rant.