By Partypoopermom - 23/12/2021 11:01
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It's a dog. She's your daughter. She had probably been looking forward to this trip for a long time, and you decided the dog was more important than her. She has a right to be mad. She's not a sociopath just because she didn't love the dog as if it were a person. But you're a jerk for making this more important than your daughter. It was her sweet 16 birthday trip. You didn't have to cancel the trip. In fact, taking the trip, and focusing on family would probably have been a good idea to get the rest of the family's mind off of things. People's priorities are screwed up when they put pets above actual family members.
Op, you should have stuck fido in the freezer and gone on the trip. Sorry for you loss. I can't imagine people telling you you should have done the trip have ever had to deal with a pet passing. One that has been a member of the family every bit as long and sometimes longer than their human children
I get that a pet is also a cherished member of the family and your daughter should have acknowledged the dog's death differently. However, surely you must know she reacted that way out of disappointment about her cancelled trip rather than apathy about the dog's death. The way *you're* behaving makes it seem like you love the dog more than your daughter. She can sense that and refuses to put up with it. Who calls their daughter names on social media? Bet this isn't the first time and that you never did that to the dog. FML and YDI.