Parents tell lies sometimes when it comes to family pets.
I know some moms and dads who have had to tell their kids that their dogs and cats “ran away” when they were actually given away or met an unfortunate end when they wandered into the street.
But what happens when a sibling gets involved and tells a kid what really happened to their beloved dog?
Take a look at this story from Reddit’s “Am I The A**hole?” page to see what went down.
AITA for telling my brother our mom sold his dog?
“My brother got a puppy from our dad for his birthday last year. mom and dad had a bad divorce and she h**ed that he didn’t ok with her before getting one for my brother.
My brother has wanted a dog for forever but my mom never let him because of the shedding. I like dogs so I was happy with the new family member but my mom never liked him.
Six months ago he disappeared and mom said he ran away. My brother was devastated and cried every night. He and I suspected she got rid of him and he and her had massive fights everyday but she denied it so nothing came of it.
I was fixing her phone notifications since she wouldn’t get notifications from some people and saw she had a etransfer for $4000 from someone I didn’t recognize so I looked in her emails and sure enough she had posted the dog for sale. I confronted her and she told me she had put the money in our college fund.
I told her I was telling my brother and she yelled at me for choosing a useless animal over her. I told my brother anyway since I wanted him to stop worrying if his dog was still alive and they had a massive fight and he tried to get his dog back but obviously they didn’t respond.
My mom blamed me for their bad relationship and I feel guilty now because they are constantly fighting.”
Let’s take a look at what folks on Reddit had to say about this story.
This reader said that this whole issue is the fault of one person: the mother.
Another person argued that the dad is really the a**hole in this story.
An individual said that while the dad could be blamed, the mom really betrayed her family in this situation.
Lastly, this individual said that the dad shouldn’t get a pass here.
No way, no how…
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