His parents adopted a dog
OP (M33) was surprised when his parents suddenly adopted a 1.5-year-old toy poodle (F) from Korea, as they had never owned any sort of pet before.
They would call him once a week to pet sit
However, at Christmas, his parents started having second thoughts about dog ownership and expressed that to their family.
he dog was re-homed, but a few days later, his mom called him, bawling and wanting to take the dog back
Now they got the dog back, and want OP to pet sit again
OP was furious
He believes he might have gone too far
OP has offered the following explanation for why they think they might be the a-hole:
The first comment said it all:
They adopted a dog. OP did not.
The parents sound really irresponsible. They basically just got another child, and want the first child to babysit.
Mom is trying to guilt trip OP
"Dogs take responsibility and require a lot of work."
Animals form strong bonds with their owners, and when they are taken away and returned, it can be confusing and stressful. This can cause the animal to create anxiety and behavioral issues or even lead to them not trusting their owners and having difficulty forming relationships with people.
It is essential to think carefully before adopting an animal and consider the long-term commitment that comes with it.