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Dogs In General Are Ok, But I Don't Like Mine!

My mom has 3 large dogs. They are always inside because 1 is spoiled, the other has lung problems and the other is old. These animals make my house smell, fart, barf, pee, and crap. They are house trained but the eldest is "too old" to tell anyone to let him outside. My dad and I both want a clean house but my mom dosen't seem to be that concerned about it. My dad is rarely home because he works out of the state, and he cant do much enforcing over the phone. My mom gets so defensive whenever I mention my opinion and suggesting they go outside is a lost cause. I am a junior in high school and I wish I could go live with my boy friend but I dont want to leave my mom alone because then she would stop cleaning entirely and probably get another dog. Everyone in my family has asthma and allergies and my mom says I'm selfish because I want them outside? I know its wrong to wish death upon something but that one old dog, well I am fed up with my mom babying him. She should buy doggie diapers. Sorry if this is so long, I really needed to complain.
msfp17 msfp17 18-21 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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Time to move. This is Mom and Dad's problem.

I guess people want dogs because the dog can't argue with you or disagree with you or dump you for a younger woman/man or embarrass you by flunking out of college. <br />
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Have you noticed that a lot of dog owners are single? They get dogs for company because they can't find a mate. <br />
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That's what I think the deal was with that woman I saw in the supermarket with the dog in her purse. She was morbidly obese and we all know how society treats people with weight problems. She probably was so lonely that she got the dog and doted on him just to have a living being in her life. <br />
I am sympathetic to her predicament; my daughter is handicapped and trust me, I know what it is to be invisible in a crowd. If you want to clear out our cul-de-sac, just send my daughter out in her wheelchair and watch the neighbors flee. You can hear doors slamming all around. <br />
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I guess they are afraid that cerebral palsy and mental retardation are contagious. <br />
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However, as sympathetic as I am to the overweight woman who is alone in life, I still do not believe her loneliness gives her the right to bring her dog into my supermarket. Aside from the fact that he might (and did) soil in her bag, which the rest of us smelt, she was handling loose produce and his snout with the same hand. <br />
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NO!!!!!!!!!! Others innocently purchased loose produce with her dog's slobber wiped on it. <br />
Seeing eye or assist dogs are of course another matter. Those dogs are serving a purpose and are all rigorously trained to behave in public. If an assist dog needs to relieve itself, it is trained to signal to its owner who is supposed to 'pull over' to let the dog go. <br />
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Persons with disabilities who have these dogs are NOT required to clean up after them for the obvious reason that most of them are incapable of doing so. Blind people can't find the pile. Wheelchairbound people can't magically jump out of their chairs to scoop poop. <br />
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I am pretty sure blind people would be thrilled to be able to see the poop and clean it up and wheelchairbound people would love to be able to get to the poop and clean it up by themselves. Isn't it funny how the able-bodied people who should be doing these things don't while others would consider themselves the luckiest people in the world to be able to do so.

Yes Isepha!<br />
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You are so right on. <br />
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I read this post and felt very, very sad for msfp17. Clearly her mother prefers the dogs to her daughter. Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing more deflating to a teenage girl than the knowledge that her mother prefers another to her. <br />
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There is no circumstance in which a dog should ever come before a human. If there are humans in the house with asthma, then the dogs must go. <br />
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Frankly I think her mother has a psychiatric issue. Prefering to live in dog filth and telling your husband and daughter to stuff it is not normal behavior. <br />
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And really, diapering a dog? Euthanize the little piece of crap. That is proof of insanity right there.

You are just messing with your Momma, why don't YOU clean up after the dogs if they bother you, aren't you old enough to bleach and scrub the floors? <br />
That bit about going to live with your boyfriend, I can see that you are a very ill tempered manipulative child. Have some respect for your Mothers home. When you start paying the bills then you get to make the rules! Until then, either be quiet or start cleaning up after the dogs.