Many of you know already my sad story about how my Cinnamon died 24 hours after giving birth. I wont get back into that now.
Now my problem is my sister. She wants one of my Cinnamons babies. I dont think she has been a responsible pet owner in the past. Even just abandoning dogs. She has recently turned over a new leaf.... but just last year she adopted a dog that she gave away less than a year later because she chewed. Well... she never paid attention to the dog.... the dog was bored and entertained itself. I have explained to her that they are all spoken for.... but she said since she is family she gets first pick I told her they were paid for ( a lie ... but...I was getting desperate). She said refund the money. I reminded her she cant have dogs at her home according to the lease. She said she would just hide her in the closet when the landlord came. I told her bluntly that her record with dogs was not good and she came up with flimsy excuses for all of them. I even mentioned that the one she wants is promised to my boss.... and it is.... and she said tell her to pic another one.
I dont want to ruin my relationship with my sister over this... but I dont know what else to do. Any advice?
All the things I would have suggested you already said!
I think the best you can do is firmly say "No". That since these pups are all accounted for (including payment) and with her past history you would feel more comfortable giving these pups to people whom you already promised a pup too.
You could point out that if her landlord did find out about a dog in residence that she could have to pay a penalty and face eviction AND have to give up the dog. You, I am sure, love her too much to see that happen!!
Good luck! Family is not always the easiest to say no to.
Ugg...as Beagle Bassett said...Family is not the easiest case to Say "NO" to. It's hard b/c you don't want to ruin your Sisterly relationship...but you do have the puppies best interest in mind.
Basically, I would have said No. Sorry hun, but the puppies are sold and the families that have picked them out want their puppy...why else would they have picked THAT puppy? Tell her to be in their shoes...Would it really be that easy to "pick another dog" as she said. Nope!