Kids Dog or not? Open to opinions.

Monica - posted on 07/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

28

0

1

My daughter told me tonight that she needs to get to Her Dad's to look after "her" dog.
Here's the thing, it's not her dog, it's the Girlfriends dog. This dog lives with her not with my Ex. The kids only see this dog every other weekend when they see their Dad. He didn't pay for it nor does he take care of it. My daughter told me that the girlfriend got a puppy for them. We used to have a Dog but had to put it down last November. Now that was their dog since it was with us ever since before they were born & helped care for it everyday. I wouldnt be making a big deal over this but I don't want my kids to be heartbroken if this relationship doesn't work out & she takes the dog. Any advice?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Louise - posted on 07/14/2012

5,429

69

2322

I would ask your ex if he has rights to this dog should things go "pete tong"! If he will keep the dog then I see no problem with this. Tell him your daughter thinks it's hers and that she has formed an emotional bond to it. Then he can decide what he is going to do in the event of a relationship failure to protect his daughter.

2 Comments

View replies by

Monica - posted on 07/14/2012

28

0

1

My Ex won't talk to me. The girlfriend even refers to his Mother as Gramma to the Dog. They haven't even been dating for a year & she thinks she's in there for good. For heavens sake I'm not even Legally Divorced from him. I just think it will play with my kids emotions if things did go south. According to the kids, they will never break up. But I feel adamant that when she realizes how selfish he really is, she's out of there. Then I'm left with some devastated children.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms