Family Plots Strategy To Invade Their Granny's Home And Kidnap Her Dog, As They've Deemed The Canine A Threat To Her Safety
Choosing to rehome a dog is one of the most complex decisions a dog parent may ever make.
For many individuals, their dogs are like family. They don’t only keep them company but provide emotional support for them because there’s nothing quite like coming home to your furry friend.
These dogs sometimes also help them navigate tasks and provide multiple health benefits.
Unfortunately, it may be necessary to rehome a dog. This includes situations where the dog parent can no longer provide adequate care for their canine or when a dog begins to exhibit aggressive behavior. No matter the reason, it’s never an easy decision to make.
We found one Redditor contemplating rehoming her grandma’s dog without her consent because she wouldn’t agree to do so willingly.
OP shared on the AITA subreddit that her grandma lived alone with her pet cats. However, following a break-in, she adopted a dog to scare off intruders.
OP further shared that the dog was big and inadequately trained; hence it was a struggle sharing a tiny apartment with it and pet cats. Despite this, OP’s grandma wouldn’t consider getting external help to care for it or agree to move out of her apartment to live with family.
The last straw for OP was when the dog knocked OP’s grandmother down during a walk, making OP and her family consider rehoming the dog without her grandma's consent.
OP, however, needed the opinions of Redditors before she could go through with it, so she asked the WIBTA question.
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Going against Grandma's wishes
OP and Grandma have been living in the same apartment building for a while. But Grandma seems to have accepted the life of a lone ranger since her husband passed away
Even after trying to persuade her, Grandma has refused to move in with any of her kids. She just wants to remain in the same apartment she has lived for the past 30 years
Interestingly, Grandma decided to adopt a couple of cats to keep her company
But after a break-in, she decided to adopt a dog (Max) for security purposes
The only problem is, Max has grown so big, and has little space to let off his high energy
Grandma only walks him once a day for about 15 mins
In addition, Max is poorly trained, which isn't good news for the furniture and Grandma's cats
OP and the family have tried severaly to convince Grandma to let them train Max and walk him, but she doesn't seem interested
It wasn't long before news reached the family that Max tripped Grandma on one of their morning walks. For an old, fragile woman, that could be catastrophic
The family have now deemed Max a danger to Grandma's safety and have concluded carrying out a dog heist in the coming days
The question is, would this be a good idea or an a**hole move?
Here's what the Reddit community had to say about the story:
"INFO: what are the odds your grandmother would just try to adopt a second dog?"
I would lean towards finding a new home for that dog and trying to convince her that she’s not providing it with any quality of life"
Grandma could just adopt a second dog if they take Max away from her
"YWBTA she’s an adult and that would be theft."
Her home, her choice!
"I know you love your grandmother and are worried about her but infantilizing her and trying to take away her autonomy isn't the way to go about it."
OP is worried that the dog could hurt their beloved Grandma. A fall could really do some damage on the old woman's body
Probably the best option would be to talk with Grandma and figure out an ideal way to keep her safe, while allowing her keep her pet dog
A stern warning from this Redditor...."Stay out!"
Someone supports the dog heist
Even after getting her new locks, a surveillance system and an emergency system, Grandma isn't ready to part with Max
"Your grandmother may be making poor choices, but she still has the right to make her own choices."
"YTA if you just walk in and tell her you are taking the dog."
An interesting suggestion, all the same.
The Reddit community believes OP would be the AH if she and her family rehome her grandma’s dog without the old woman's consent.
According to them, her grandma is an adult who can make decisions without help and should be allowed to do so. Who knows, she could even adopt a new dog just to spite them.
We also can't shy away from the fact that Max could put Granny in danger. But we're positive that the family can find a solution that suits everyone.