posted on Jul, 1 2007 @ 06:32 PM
I need some feedback on a problem I've been having. Valentines Day '05 My husband adopted a dog for Our family from the SPCA, cute, huh? I really
enjoyed Her at 1st. She was housebroken, gentle with the kids, etc.. My allergies got progressively worse since She's been here, mainly My asthma.
Allergist said get rid of Her or move Her outside. I told My husband that she'd have to have a kennel outside and even offered to have her house
equipt with heat in the winter. Well, He felt bad for Her & asked if She could be in the house but not in the liv. room where we spend most of Our
time & if She could sleep in the sunroom but not in the main part of the house. Feeling guilty & selfish I said OK. It's not much of an improvement
since She's still in the house & I'm still exposed to Her dander. BUT... over the last 6 mo. She's pooping everywhere. I take Her out, she goes to
the bathroom comes in & poops again. I can't tell You how many times I've had to scrub the stuff off the walls, yeah, I know, gross. In addition to
that She's started to roll in Her own feces. She's never left out alone 'cuz We don't have a fence but poops, drops and rolls before I can stop
Her. Allergies & the poop things are more than I can handle. A kennel wouldn't even be an option now due to the poop baths 'cuz I'd be responsible
for cleaning Her. That's part of the problem, He works full time + so I'm the 1 who's gotta do the dirty work, and it's dirty folks,
mouth-breathing just doesn't cut it. Last wk. after scrubbing Her crate, walls and carpet, in addition to 2 baths I told Him She's gotta go. Well,
He's pretty bitter over it. He's upset & I totally understand. It's been really chilly between Us as of late and He said that getting rid of Her
would be a sore spot between Us for a long time. Here's where I ask 'Am I being selfish'? I feel horrible over the whole thing. Sometimes I'm
sad for Him, sometimes I'm ticked off 'cuz I feel he should be more understanding of My situation. Any advice or suggestions?