Here it is July 4th, and we’re heading to the Father In Laws. I am NOT looking forward to the visit. For the last 18 years, I have had to stay home because his WIFE, has ISSUES with big dogs. WEll, my 2nd Service Dog, Gillis, a Doberman, was smaller than their mini poodle when we went over there while Gillis was a puppy and she freaked out… and this was after she said she had “issues” with BIG dogs. Yeah, right.
So, now, no dog, and my husband says I now can go over there…he goes every year without me (with my blessing), so we’ll see how it goes, and see how long it takes before someone comments on how nice it is to see me with no dog, or I should have come and left the dog, etc, etc. Any anti dog comments and I am out of there. I know they will come… having dealt with her family for 18 years… yep, they will come.
We’ll just have to see how I’m feeling, whether I am nice or not when the comments come. I may decide to just say, “To hell with it” and tell Sheri what she can do with her “phobia”. I’ve had to “deal” with my CP, and she can deal with her dog phobia by getting over it. I will not be segregated from the family because she can’t deal with my dog… it’s like telling me I can’t bring my wheelchair. And it’s wrong.