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Yes, it’s another Meghan thread... AIBU to think that it’s really disappointing that she left her dog behind?

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MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:48:12

I’m not a royalist.. or otherwise! Was mildly interested in the news and always happy for a bank holiday (which we probably aren’t getting anyway hmm)

But I have followed her for a little bit recently on social media and she seemed to really love her dogs which I always find a lovely trait in a person grin

So one dog is here, and one dog ‘is with friends’ and was apparently refused access to the uk / was too old to transport... surely when a dog is old is when he needs his owner the most? I’ve lived through that devastating time of losing a dog and they really find comfort in being with their owners. (I think)

They are rescues which she seems to advocate and I think this really sends the wrong message that they are a bit disposable. She is marrying into arguably the most powerful family in the world and she can’t get her dog here?! hmm

I’m sure people will disagree. But just reading that and looking at my 10 year old dog sleeping on my feet, I could never leave him behind.

oldlaundbooth Tue 28-Nov-17 21:49:35

It was the dog or Harry.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:51:27

I think if it’s Harry... surely she could have both?!

Maybe83 Tue 28-Nov-17 21:51:48

If it was a choice of my dog or moving country with my fiance now dh,dh would win every time. I doubt it has anything to do with the dog being a rescue.

I'm sure the dog will be well looked after she ll visit. I really can't get worked up over it.

ComingUpTrumps Tue 28-Nov-17 21:51:52

YANBU sad poor dog!!

pasturesgreen Tue 28-Nov-17 21:52:15

I'm fairly confident if the alternative was marrying a Prince of the United Kingdom, you'd somehow summon the strength to leave a dog in the care of friends.

Roussette Tue 28-Nov-17 21:52:18

So should she have turned Harry down because she has an elderly dog?

I'm sure he will be leading a happy life with friends. The dog that is. Not Harry if she decided not to bother with him because of her dog.

ScipioAfricanus Tue 28-Nov-17 21:52:52

It’s a shame but I’m not sure what else she could do. If they pulled strings to get her dog in the country if it’s against normal rules it would result in uproar. The dog could live several more years and I don’t think she should have to not get married for the foreseeable future because of this.

I don’t know what I’d do. I’m finding it hard to make a move myself because I don’t know what’s best for my cats. I know someone who turned down a job and move from Eastern Europe to the UK because they couldn’t get their dog in. I admire that too!

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 28-Nov-17 21:53:05

The British royal family "arguably the most powerful family in the world"

Are you living in the 18th century Op.

Sorry their role is purely ceromonal they hold no power in Britain let alone in the world.

rcit Tue 28-Nov-17 21:53:30

Perhaps the friend loves the dog also? It's not her fault the dog was refused access to the Uk.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:53:44

I really wouldn’t... (I don’t think she’s in an enviable position!) but also, I would find issue with such a powerful person not finding my happiness important.

TheFairyCaravan Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:14

You’re saying she should turn down marrying the love of her life and possibly having children for the sake of a dog? Really? You’re being quite mad. I doubt she’ll never see the dog again.

ludothedog Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:31

I'm disappointed to hear that, I think less of her now and I was a big fan.

My dog came with me when I moved back to the UK. I wouldn't have moved back without her. I was also able to be with her as she passed out of this world. One of the saddest moments in my life seeing her pass, but I felt it was my responsibility to help her have the best death possible. I don't understand how people can leave their pets when their life moves on or when things get tricky. Just don't understand it at all.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:37

Okay Naught... ‘one of the most’

You can’t possibly argue that they couldn’t get a dog in if they wanted to?!

bambambini Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:50

It’s only a dog, stop being a wet sack.

RuncibleSp00n Tue 28-Nov-17 21:56:00

If you had to choose between staying on one continent in order to fulfil your duties to a 10 yr old rescue dog who needed you more than they needed your loving and kind friend, orrrr.... moving continents to be with the love of your life who you are intending to marry (who also happens to be 5th in line to the thrown) you’d honestly stay in America for the sake of the dog’s sensitive feelings?

Riiiiiight. <backs slowly away from OP> hmm

ScipioAfricanus Tue 28-Nov-17 21:56:07

So do you think there should be special dispensation/private helicopter for her dog? The royals get more than enough special treatment as it is, and Harry’s main strength is that he’s seen as a ‘people’s prince’. It would be a foolish move for the Royal family to try to do something which made it even more obvious they aren’t subject to the same rules as most.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:56:24

TheFairyCaravan - I take it you’re not an animal lover?

EdithWeston Tue 28-Nov-17 21:56:47

There's no reason whatsoever why she couldn't bring both dogs.

So I expect the decision to leave one behind is based on that dog's welfare. Age wouldn't necessarily be a reason, but health might be as might phobias

timeisnotaline Tue 28-Nov-17 21:56:58

Do you have a dh op? They might be a little miffed that you wouldn't choose them over a dog. I certainly would. If your post were more 'I hope her dog is ok and she's not too cut up about it herself, I'm sure it was very hard but obviously she is choosing her fiancé, then i could see where you are coming from. It's a shame and miserable for both Megan and dog I'm sure.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:58:38

I think it says a lot about her. Posts about a dog being for life... posts about rescueing a dog and giving them a forever home...

And then moving and leaving him ‘with friends’ hmm

It’s not ‘wet’ (thanks though!)

It’s decency. And honesty.

Stickaforkinimdone Tue 28-Nov-17 21:59:34

He’s Harry Windsor not Harry fucking Potter-he can’t just magic up new rules to let her dog in; hardly reflective of the degree to which he prioritises her happiness 🙄

It’s not her first born child it’s an old dog. A choice between an old dog and the man you intend to marry-hardly a difficult choice really is it

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 28-Nov-17 21:59:47

Yes, I have a DH and children and a dog... but it’s not about me. I didn’t make a large part of my lifestyle blog the love I have for ‘my boys’

YouNosyTwat Tue 28-Nov-17 21:59:48

She didn't leave it behind then did she!! It was refused entry to the uk! Biiig difference.
What was she supposed to do?
She left the dog with friends, not dumped at a shelter.

Roussette Tue 28-Nov-17 21:59:59

This thread is hilarious
Just give up on marrying the man you love, having children and happiness for an elderly dog who you rescued and gave many years of a happy life, and who will spend the rest of its days with a close friend well looked after and cared for. As if.

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