At a family party, i saw my brother in laws SBT pup for the second time. It broke my heart.
This man is awful. There is absolutely no love for this type of male in my heart if you get my drift. Intimidates his wife and kids and now dogs.
His idea of introducing this pup to us, was to just walk in my house, no knocking (error no. 1, that privilege is for people i like) comes onto our deck, and i notice his 7 yr old is carrying something my dogs are VERY interested in! Its a 8 wk staffy pup
Oh no i thought, another dog to abandon when they go on holiday! and what a bloody idiot, my dogs could of attacked the kid, the pup, frightened badly both, anything could of happened because he did not think! (error no. 8 or 9 by now)
so, pup is now 22 weeks old, same as our sherlock pup. Only this pup is a quivering wreck. Hiding from all the party guests. Being dragged out of its hidey hole by kids, to play more.
I took it away from the screaming kids, and we went for a walk with mine to settle the pup. Once away from the house, the pup was curious, but timid. Especially around my dogs, which once they realized this pup wont play with them, lost interest in the pup.
It doesnt sit, come, fetch, stay, shake, go pee in garden, use bite inhibition when playing. In essence, its as if this pup has been stuck in a social development vacuum for the past month!
Upon my return, the pup was hiding at my feet. Brother in law spotted me, sat in corner, with all the dogs led around my feet. And every kid that came near me, was asked to go away now please.
So bro in law, tells me that a dog that lays its head on your foot, rules you. It should be you ruling the dog. That i should kick his pup, as that will teach it who's boss, its what he does, and the pup dont do that no more!
I hate this man. I detest his disgusting attitude to his dogs, i detest the way he speaks to his mouse like wife, i cant abide the way he interacts with dogs.
And id had 2 glasses of wine.
I broke my promise to my OH to not say anything to his brother in law.
With a promise. "if you kick this dog or any other, in my presence, i will take you to court for animal cruelty, if you leave this pup at your house when you go on holiday at christmas, i will take you to court for animal cruelty".
My OH is not happy with me, though, for 'stirring' . But this is who i am, im someone who wont tolerate animal cruelty. And keeping quiet to keep the peace, well, ive done that for 7 yrs, and over it now with a new pup being exposed to him.
Sorry, ranting somewhat.