ok, so we all have been in high school and had parties blah blah blah... i was talking to my brother tonight and he wants to have a party when my parents leave for a week. my little bud reeses (cocker spaniel) will be home and he is really sick and probably going to pass soon. i asked him if he would defend the dog if people picked on him and messed with him and he said he didn't know. i am thinking about telling my parents just for the fact that reeses is still going to be home and i don't think he should be bothered with the state he is in at the moment. i know... blah blah blah.... sorry i am just really frustrated by this...
I don't know how old your brother is, but when the parents leave, I don't assume that you can "reason" him out of a party.
So control what you can. Can you go into a part of the house and just stay there with the dog? I would lock myself in my room, hook up the DVD player, and watch some movies with the dog. All night! If he is sick, then he will love lying around with you. You two can have your own little party and that way, you are there to defend him if needed.
Invite your best friend over and the three of you can have popcorn and puperoni all night! Don't leave the room and mingle with the party. Lock the door if you have to.
That way the sick dog doesn't have to go to someone else's house, the party can happen, (cuz' you know it will) and YOU, the responsible one, can be responsible.
Plus, I wanna lay around all night and eat puperoni...er... I mean, eat popcorn. :)