Brittany - posted on 08/22/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 7 month old son who is so cute and getting very curious now. My inlaws have a boston terrier who is a TERROR! She is known to nip at the kids around the pool before I had children and all my mother in law would do is yell at the kids for getting in and out of the pool. She refuses to put the dog in the crate when the kids are over or even put her in the house while we are all outside because she will bark and bark. The dog is not made to obey at all. If you ask anyone.. that dog runs the house. Anyway flash to recently. My son was like 5months old and I was holding him. The dog was behind me (I couldn't see it) and jumped up and bit my son o the ear. It didn't cut his skin but his ear was red and he screamed and screamed. Therre was also a little indention in his ear. My mother in law was like OH, She just scared him.. and I'm like then why is the one ear red? I saw her nip it. Another time my 5 year old nephew was at the house. His mother was holding the dog and walked him out to the school bus. She bent down to kiss him and the dog bit him in the face cutting his lip open on either side. If that were to happen to my baby I would FREAK!!! Now.. I don't want to make my in laws seem like bad people they are great and they love my son, which is why I feel guilty for not taking Tripp back over there since their dog bit him on the ear. They won't put her up though! We've asked! They always say oh if you dont let her get close to him she won't like him. Whatever. Make your dog listen. Anyway. they invited my husband and myself to a cookout for one of his relatives birthdays. I want to go. We haven't seen that particular relative in awhile, but I know that they aren't going to make their dog mind! Thats not the only thing either. They try to feed my son stuff without me looking. Like when he was 5 months they tried to give him potato salad with chunks of onion and egg in it. He doesnt have teeth you know. Then they make fun of me when I refuse to let them give it to him. I don't know it just makes me really uncomfortable. What should I do about the dog situation? In a nice way? and also what can I do, nicely again, about them always doing things I've asked them not to with my son. I.E feeding him things I don't want him to eat? Things that would hurt his stomach?