Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-29 05:55:27
ID: 56015
In response to a confession. my pets aren't elderly or disabled. they're both healthy and well taken care of. there are just things inherent to having pets that i no longer want to deal with and that's ok. and i agree with you about kids which is why I'm not having any of those either.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-29 02:36:38
ID: 56010
In response to a confession. I'm one of the people who posted about not wanting anymore pets. I don't hate my dog, but I have grown to hate having a dog. And she's not even elderly. She is way messier than my kids ever were, without even trying. She can't eat without tracking food everywhere, Same with water. Dog fur EVERYWHERE. She doesn't have accidents, per se, but she has known to get sick - from either end. Vet thinks it's from eating acorns. How do we keep her from eating acorns? It's not like we can just get rid of all the acorns. I hate the dog crap in the backyard. Etc. Etc. My kids grew out of all of that. I only had to clean up their crap for a couple years. Not the case with dogs. I just get absolutely no pleasure from having a pet.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-29 01:20:55
ID: 56009
In response to a confession. Your situation with your DSD sounds almost exactly like the situation with my grandma, grandpa and my irresponsible, drug addict aunt. She constantly "borrowed" money from my grandpa and my grandma HATED it because she never paid it back and just used the money for either drugs or booze or for gambling. She had no say in the matter though because she didn't work and my grandpa was the breadwinner. Once he passed away, my grandma cut ties with my aunt financially for good. As of now, my aunt has an actual job and has stopped using drugs and sort-of has her life back together. It's probably the best thing my grandma ever did for her.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-29 00:21:07
ID: 56004
These posts about not liking pets once they become older and incontinent and disabled is so sad. A bit of a messy house has never distracted me from wanting pets in my life. They're like, WAY cleaner than kids at any rate. But people would flame the hell out of me if I ever said I didn't have kids because of how messy they are and how they sometimes have accidents.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-28 22:38:19
ID: 55982
The confession about the husband who has too many expectations was difficult to follow. Next time, start your confession and then continue in comments? So we can follow it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-28 15:18:22
ID: 55992
DH loaned DSD the money, with her promise to pay him back in three days. It didn't happen. I told her she's a liar and I told DH that I'm splitting all our accounts down the middle and we'll have separate accounts. Im DONE with being an enabler! She's freaking 40 years old!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-26 15:37:11
ID: 55964
i totally understand. We have a cat and a dog and, while we do love them, i'm over being a pet owner. I'm tired of the expense, arranging for care when we're gone, and the house not being able to stay clean for longer than a day. After waking up one morning last week to dog pee all over the floor (DH forgot to let her out before bed) and cat poop on one of the beds (for no apparent reason), i'm done. I put my foot down and DH agreed. no more pets after these two pass.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-26 15:09:01
ID: 55963
In response to a confession. This just reminded me of a funny meme I saw on Fb yesterday: "You know what our house is missing? A box of shit... Let's get a cat!" lol
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-26 14:32:16
ID: 55962
Our dog will be the last animal we ever have. She's a great dog, but I really get no pleasure out of having animals. I'm tired of fur everywhere, cleaning up the occasional vomit, vet bills, having to plan (and pay) for her care when we want to go somewhere, etc. Our floors are dirty again 5 minutes after I mop them because her feet are always dirty or she drips water everywhere after she drinks. I just don't enjoy anything about pet ownership. We used to have a cat, and it was the same way. I know DH would love another dog, but I swear if he gets one, I'm leaving. And I'm dead serious.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-26 04:43:13
ID: 55927
In response to a confession. My husband is like you. Loves cats. He loves them so much, we now have five. He jokes about getting another. If he does, I'm leaving. I'm not joking. I love animals, but I don't enjoy cleaning litter boxes, picking up vomit, hearing them fight, hearing them barf, stepping in vomit, spending a stupid amount of money on vet bills and flea medicine. I hate living in a house with this many animals. If you know you're going to upset your husband by getting another cat... why do it? Why not respect him by not forcing him to live with an animal he doesn't really want? I want to save them all, too. Logically, though? It's impossible. I realize I'm projecting, but I just want to understand... isn't your husband more important?
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