When are parents going to stop gifting pets to their indifferent small children? Repeat after us- PETS ARE LIVING BREATHING BEINGS and should not be gifted to children who do not have the attention span to take care of them! This situation is especially frustrating. Not only was younger bro's pet hamster not being given the care and attention he deserved, when big bro tried to rehome him the fam got pissed! What the heck??
We have got to say if anyone in this situation is to be considered an a-hole it would be OP's parents who essentially dumped a pet on OP that he did not want, was against his brother getting, and frankly just deserves better. We're talking a lot about family drama lately, and not enough about the value and importance of being good to the animals we share this planet with.
How many stories that start with "he'd been begging my parents for one for ages, and they finally caved in" have a good ending?? Not that many, we'd wager. Especially not this one, that's for sure.
Anddd what do you know, brother became uninterested in the Hamster and stopped taking care of it. This is so frustrating on so many levels. The first being that it's not fair to the hamster, who can not take care of himself in a domestic setting. It's also not fair to OP who is forced to help out a pet that he did not want and has no desire to take care of.
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