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To think no you can't have your fecking dog back!

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Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:35:35

Last August an acquaintance of dh's was trying to rehome a dog on FB for her mil, who got a Labrador puppy, despite having a heart problem and not being able to walk very far.

The Mils condition worsened, and necessitated long hospital stays so after much debate dh and I took the dog, and gave her £100, rather than her be pts or flogged in FB.

We have since had her spayed, and her microchip changed into our name.

The mil has been in touch to say her other son has just left the army, and could therefore do the walking, and can she have the dog back?shock

Aibu to say no you can't you cheeky cow, we love her and she is very much part of our family.angry

OwlinaTree Sat 08-Nov-14 07:37:11

How long have you had the dog?

HighwayDragon Sat 08-Nov-14 07:37:32

No, he is yours, you paid for him fgs !!! shock at the cheek

OwlinaTree Sat 08-Nov-14 07:37:45

Sorry you said since august.... YANBU.

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:37:52

Since august 2013!

Awakeagain Sat 08-Nov-14 07:37:58

You effectively paid for the dog

HonoraryOctonaut Sat 08-Nov-14 07:38:08


How cheeky shock

fuctifino Sat 08-Nov-14 07:38:37

If she had the dogs welfare at heart, she'd leave her be, however much she may want her back.
It would be an upheaval for the dog to be moved on again.

Please say no and keep the dog.

Tobagostreet Sat 08-Nov-14 07:38:50


Tell her not to be so bloody ridiculous!

Don't enter into any 'debate' about it. It simply will not and should not happen.

ajandjjmum Sat 08-Nov-14 07:38:57

No you are not. A quick response saying that we gave you money and the dog has become part of our family, and you have no intention or need to re-home it should set them straight.

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:38:59

At one point she said if she couldn't rehome her she would have her put to sleep. Wtf?

LumpenproletariatAndProud Sat 08-Nov-14 07:39:07

It says in the OP Owlina


PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 08-Nov-14 07:39:13

Yanbu it would be completely unfair on the dog for a start.

RobinSparkles Sat 08-Nov-14 07:39:31

Of course YANBU! It's YOUR dog now.

MimiSunshine Sat 08-Nov-14 07:39:40

ope just say you aren't looking to sell the dog. Don't get in to it any further, she doesn't sound like someone who would be a responsible dog owner.

If she does respond saying she doesn't want to buy it back then tell her you'd never give away a much loved member of your family.

wowfudge Sat 08-Nov-14 07:40:19

FGS Owlina - it's the first two words of the OP and I take it to mean over a year.

YANBU OP if you took the dog on on the basis it was forever, not as a temporary measure. Has the woman shown any interest in even seeing the dog since you took him in?

R4roger Sat 08-Nov-14 07:40:31

she is ridiculous. her son can get his own dog.

ScrambledEggAndToast Sat 08-Nov-14 07:40:37

Absolutely not. The dog was unwanted and you gave him a home. Who's to say this won't happen again in the future?

CeliaFate Sat 08-Nov-14 07:42:14

You bought the dog off her. She has no right to ask for it back!

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:43:28

I did add her dil on Facebook so they could see Daisy's progress, but that is the only contact they have had, seeing a few photos on FB.

The email to dh says she has always regretted letting her go.hmm

She is not having my dog. angry

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:45:17

And yes, we made it very clear it was a permanent thing, funnily enough after a poster on here (HoneyDragon?) suggested this very thing might happen!

The dog was two in September, therefore she has spent over half of her life here.

diddl Sat 08-Nov-14 07:47:21

Of course yanbu!

How in any way is it her dog??

CrispyFern Sat 08-Nov-14 07:47:45

Tell her no. Then tell her she is crazy.

Boomtownsurprise Sat 08-Nov-14 07:50:02

shes barking. No no no no no

I'd block fb too.

Catthiefkeith Sat 08-Nov-14 07:51:03

She also said in her email that she still holds Daisy's papers (we were told there weren't any) which is proof if ownership.

Is this true?

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