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She took the dog

by evildandelions

I’m grieving all over again, losing that dog.

She had given her to me originally, when she left me, but then this weekend happened.  I went crazy and my dad gave the dog back to her, afraid I wasn’t coming back.

And now she’s keeping her.  Says the two dogs have rebonded, even though when she gave her to me, she said they’d both adapt and be happy.  And she was happy with me and my parents.  She loved running up and down the stairs.

I feel like this is just cruel.  She knows how much the dog means to me.  She’s said herself that she’s like my baby, that I was the one who potty-trained her, that I was a good dog mom.  She’s said that a dog is a good pet for someone depressed and lonely.  And yet she’s taking away the dog.  I feel like she’s trying to punish me. How could she have lost all empathy and love for me in just a period of a couple days?

I can’t even stand being in my own home anymore. Everywhere that little dog should be- peaking out from underneath my covers, sunbathing in the light coming through the windows- she’s not.  My parents both sent her emails that were basically pleas to let us have the dog.  But even my parents think my ex is being mean, that she no longer has empathy for me.

This hurts more than anything.  I’d do anything to get the dog back- I’d even check myself into a hospital, which is what my ex had wanted me to do. I miss my baby, my heart is eviscerated. Again.



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AccidentalDrowning 1/8/2016 - 10:25 am

I hope you don’t mind my honest opinion that your dad is an idiot. If this offends you, go ahead and delete this comment, I’ll understand.

As cruel as she sounds, I can understand why she might want to keep your dog. When your dad gave the dog to her, obviously he didn’t say “Hi! Evildandelions needs a short break so please watch this dog.” No, I’m sure in order to justify his rash decision, he probably whined about how you lost it and you aren’t fit to care for the dog etc. So understandably, your ex agrees to save the dog. Now your dad is emailing her saying “Just kidding! Evildandelions is a good kid who needs a dog!” I know I’m making a lot of assumptions, but they all seem logical. I think your dad needs to go over there in person and admit that HE made a mistake so he can get your dog back.

AccidentalDrowning 1/8/2016 - 10:34 am

I just wanted to add that I don’t think you should give up just yet. People are probably freaked out right now so everyone (your ex) is being defensive. I’m not sure what happened over the weekend but I assume it’s bad. But I really think your dad should get your dog back. It doesn’t matter if he thought you were never coming back. To get rid of your dog after a day or two, well that’s like renting out your room and selling all your stuff just because you don’t come home one day. I hope he realizes his mistake and fixes it.

Hazy Day Sunflower 1/8/2016 - 4:37 pm

I’m sorry this is so shitty.

Darvin 1/8/2016 - 11:35 am

I can only imagine what you are going through.
AccidentalDrowning is right, your dad should get the dog back!

InhalingAnxiety 1/8/2016 - 12:17 pm

AccidentalDrowning is right. Your dad should’ve never made such an instant decision to give the dog away, especially not after a couple days. I mean, if it were like at least two weeks without hearing from you, then I would totally understand, but after just a couple days is just idiotic. He could’ve saved everyone the trouble and heartache if he would’ve just been patient and waited for you to come home or even just a response. Whose instinct after just a couple days is “Well, they’re obviously never coming home again better get rid of everything they love.”

bah 1/8/2016 - 2:00 pm

Exactly! You have a bad episode that lasted a whole entire measly weekend, and your dad just up and gives your dog away? What bullcrap is that? Sounds like he didn’t want the dog and this was just an excuse to get rid of it. There is no way your dad didn’t know how much the dog meant to you. And to just give the dog away at the drop of a hat is just bull. Really sounds like he just didn’t want to have the responsibility or burden of having to take care of the dog during the times you can’t.

I agree with @Accidental. I’m sure he told her that you lost it and that you’re unfit to care for your dog.

Sorry mate. :/

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