There are certain individuals around the world who dislike dogs. Normally, such folks adore cats, but cats do not appear in this narrative, so ignore that – dogophobes exist. And they typically dislike dogs because of their fur. Of course, when a dog sheds, particularly if the dog is large, the hair is absolutely everywhere, including in your meals. Read the story to know what happened in this family during Thanksgiving and what would you do in such a situation.
I’ll (F33) preface this with saying I don’t like dogs. My sister (F29) has a dog that she says her world revolves around. Which is fine, she can do her thing. I just have an issue when it affects me. It is a breed that sheds a lot. Like she regularly has dog hair on her clothes. I don’t eat food at/from my sister’s house. I’ve found dog hair in her cooking before so I gently pass on her dishes. Privately I have told my mom that I don’t like her dog around food and I won’t eat my sister’s dishes.
We were supposed to have Thanksgiving at my parents house, Neither my sister nor I live with our parents anymore. I arrived a little early to offer to help and see my sister was already there. Well I walk in and see my sister’s dog is at my moms house. I’ve never been at my mom’s house when my sister’s dog is there. Well I also found out my sister had been there all day helping my mom cook. Apparently she had offered a few days earlier and my mom accepted. I didn’t know this was happening. Next thing I know the dog is trotting through the kitchen. This whole situation was too much and I told them I wouldn’t be eating this food. They ask why, I tell them why. My sister says I’m blowing things out of proportion. Mentions lots of people eat food prepared where dogs are nearby. I tell her I’m not one of those people.
I just decided to go home. I left the pies I made and ended up ordering chinese. When dinner was supposed to happen my phone was blowing up and I was told I should have just dealt with it by multiple family members. So Am I Wrong?
Edit: woke up to this blowing up a bit. I’ve found dog hair in multiple dishes over the last few years. This is not a one time thing. I’ve avoided my sister’s food for about 6-8 months because of this.
2nd edit: the number of “dog people” messaging me hateful things is absurd because I don’t like dogs and am not “okay” with eating dog hair.
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