Okay, So this is going to be long, and I apologize in advance.
My boyfriend and I have been together almost two years. I have a daughter from my ex-husband and a little less than a year ago we decided to get her a puppy because hers was hit by a car. Everything was great until this cute, fluffy, puppy (She's a lab/rottie mutt mix) turned into a huge, smelly, slobbery dog. & before I get the smarty pants reply, yes I was fully aware she would be a big dog. Well my daughter has lost interest in the dog and she belongs 100% to my boyfriend now. Problem is, He treats this dog like a queen! I understand he is a dog person and maybe I just don't get it because I don't like dogs very much, but I thought maybe that would be different if I raised one from a baby. Nope. I still hate dogs. She sheds, she stinks, she jumps all over you, and has no grace to her what so ever. I don't like her sleeping in the bed with us and he gets mad at me if I make her get down. I don't want her on the furniture because she sheds and there's black hair everywhere! He brings her everywhere he goes, and I just feel second. He will completely ignore me and love on the dog, yet when I hug him, he wont even put his arms around me! He was never a real "lovey dovey" guy to begin with, but he has NO problem kissing all over this dog, and loving all over her, He has even told me before that if it ever came down to me and the dog, he'd take the dog!! It feels like it takes an act of congress for him to break his attention span from her and spend time with me. Am I crazy? Then I thought, "Well maybe I need a pet too." So I got myself a kitten. Which is fine except now, my boyfriend gets mad at me for paying attention to the "Damn cat" as he says and not to the dog, Or the fact that I mention something along the lines of getting the kitten flea treated, he legit said to me, "That's so f***ed up, you're willing to spend money on this cat but you wont get flea stuff for our dog?!" Okay A: The price for frontline differs GREATLY between a 95lb dog and a 0.5lb kitten! and B: The dog has already been treated! Right now we are in a huge fight because of the other night we were drinking and I guess the dog done something to piss me off and I let him know about it. I'm not proud of what I said, however I'm sure everyone can relate to saying something that they don't mean while drunk at least once in their life.... Well... unfortunately I said something pretty hurtful in the heat of the moment. I said if I had to I'd take the f***ing dog to the pound and I hoped they killed her. That I hated them both, and never wanted to see them again. . .(Keep in mind I was drunk at the time, I don't hate him and I don't wish death on the stupid dog) So now he's all mad and wont talk to me because I'm cold hearted and what not. I don't know what to do. I love him, I just feel like this dog is a huge problem and I need to either get past it somehow or check into a psych ward because seriously?! Who's jealous of a dog? That's not normal. Right?? I'm sorry this is so long, if you made it this far, well thanks for reading. I needed to vent I guess.