A man took to reddit to ask what he should do after his wife lied to him to get rid of his dog which he loved more than anything in the world.
The man explained that he had the dog before he married his wife and the dog was his family before she became part of this family.
When his wife got pregnant, she started insisting that he should rehome his dog as she could become “aggressive”, to which the man refused point blank and explained that his dog was well-trained and socialized and posed no danger to anyone.
The man then added that one day his wife called him at work while crying and saying that the dog had gotten away and she couldn’t run after her to catch her.
I believed her. I looked for that dog for weeks.
Eventually, he had to accept the heartbreaking reality of having to go on in life without having his trusted companion by his side. He still had the pressing concern of a baby coming on the way to take care of.
It’s been five years since then and we now have three children. I’ve wanted to get a new dog but the kids take a lot of energy and time. My wife has always had a new excuse not to get another dog.
He then discovered the lie that he has been told:
I found out recently that my dog didn’t run away, my wife and her father took the dog to the pound while I was at work because her parents agreed with her about the dog being “dangerous
Unsurprisingly, this shocked the man and angered him greatly;
I’m FURIOUS. She was MY dog, my BABY. She wasn’t dangerous. I would never have agreed to that. She probably never got adopted.
I’m honestly mad enough to consider a separation if not for the kids and practical reasons. I’ve told her that the only way to make it up even a little bit is for us to get a dog
She ultimately doesn’t want a dog at all and complained that she would have to do too much with it. I’m not planning to let up on this one this time
Reddit users shared his pain as they understood how painful it must have been for him to lose that dog and find out the lie later. They also pointed the fact that he continued to search for this dog for weeks while in pain and his wife just watched his husband suffering and did nothing to stop it.
Other redditors also explained that she disrespected him as a parent and took a decision behind your back and forced him to deal with the reality instead of reaching for a solution together.
At the end, redditors advised him to not get a dog to this house as it will only be a matter of time before the wife does something to dispose of this dog as well and this will just hurt an innocent animal that could have a loving home without all of this drama.