My parents and husband's parents were less than thrilled with our love of animals. They like dogs, but don't find them as what I would refer to as my furry four legged child. Both of our families have had dogs, but they have been outside only. Our dogs are inside only, unless they follow us outside.
They really dislike cats, but they only tell us now every month or so, instead of daily.
The whole family meets at our home for the holidays, so they decided to gang up on us a little over a year ago. So, while I had them around the table, I asked them several questions.
Have my pets ever hurt or bothered you? Parents: No.
Have my pets ever shown behavior issues? Parents: No
Have my pets always got proper vet care, plus spoiled rotten in every other department? Parents: Yes
Does my house ever smell of pets, or in dissaray, unless one of my 2 legged kids, left a toy out? Parents: No
Do you expect me to get rid of your grandkids? Parents: Of course not!!
Then don't expect me to get rid of your grandpuppies or grandkitties.
We also have 2 really large hairy dogs, that our neighbors see us walking, and they think we are pretty much nuts....LOL They all have tiny dogs that are smaller than my cats...LOL
I have found I like animals more than most people.