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Entitled Karen Moves In With Brother And His Wife Rent Free, Demands They Get Rid Of Pets

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    Organism - Posted by u/kroeatnei 5 days ago 24 7 S 3 AITA for refusing to get rid of my pets because of my SIL?

    NOPE.

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    Font - I (28F) am married to Josh(30M). We've been together since freshman (him junior) year of college. We have a lot of pets in the house- 3 dogs, 3cats, a bunny, a turtle, a snake and a macaw. We love all of them and spent a lot of time making sure we take care of them. I am on maternity leave currently and my due date is in three months. I decided to foster a litter of puppies along with the mama after I saw she was scheduled to be euthanised.

    "We love all of them and spent a lot of time making sure we take care of them. I am on maternity leave currently and my due date is in three months. I decided to foster a litter of puppies along with the mama after I saw she was scheduled to be euthanized."

    OP and her husband are clearly charitable people with hearts of gold, and sometimes being charitable with a heart of gold makes one vulnerable to be taken advantage of. We'd say that is exactly what is happening here. 

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    Font - My SIL(30F yes they are twins with my husband) lost her job recently and asked to stay with us. She does contribute towards bills but does not pay rent or anywhere near 1/3 of the bills around the house. I don't mind as she still makes an effort. She got sick last week so she is still recovering and not actively looking for a job. She has been making faces left and right about the pets, claiming she has allergies, the macaw is too loud when it talks, the dogs pitter-patter around the hous

    "I don't mind as she still makes an effort. She got sick last week so she is still recovering and not actively looking for a job."

    SIS. Karen is clearly taking advantage of your kindness!! And why is she not searching for a job? Having the flu does not hinder your ability to open a computer and hop on Linkedin! She clearly is in no rush to leave, yet wants you to get rid of your pets. Comical.

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    Font - Josh, my husband, told her she should stop complaining and check her allergies and maybe close her door so cats don't go in (dogs never do). She huffed and puffed until this morning where she saw she had a rash and went to get it checked out. They told her it was an allergy and she lost it. Came back waving the papers with the diagnosis and shoved them in my face. I said she should go get tested for what kind of allergy it was and she looked at me like I was dumb. "It's your goblins aroun

    The AUDACITY. 

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    Font - I laughed and said no. Josh came back from work and the two had a huge argument which ended up with Josh saying we might be able to compromise on the rescued doggo mama and pups. The two came up to me and I refused. I have made a commitment to take care of her and I am not returning her to the pound. Plus, how removing her helps any, I don't understand. 90% of the time she is in a downstairs bedroom with her pups or in the backyard. She has no contact with my SIL. Our dogs and cats are fr

    Sighs.

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    Font - My SIL got pissy, said I was prioritising a stray mutt to her health and said I was right, the stray wasn't the issue. I could keep it, but I gotta board it in a pet hotel along with her puppies and our animals. That's 16 animals on an average price of 40$ per animal, and that is even if an establishment is crazy enough to take 6- week-old puppies. So this comes up to 640$ per day. I told her she is welcome to pay it but I'll board them only for a week and then she needs to move out. She

    Andddd now's the time for Karen to escort herself out, and not come back. Geez.

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    Font - Edit: their mother lives far away. SIL doesn't wanna move so far away. Edit: we went at it again. She is crying and obviously there is snot from CRYING but she is insisting it's the animals and her allergies. Josh is saying she is broke and we need to give her a month or two before she can move out even to their mom's (apparently she has no savings). She said I was unable to make compromises (reddit gave me some confidence thank you all). She is calling her mom nonstop and saying she feel
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    Font - My MIL wants to join in on the fun and Josh is trying to dissuade her as I am refusing to have another relative of his in the house indefinitely. My hormones are going crazy and I wanna cry as well. Please pray for me because I am very close to kicking everyone out and just becoming the crazy lady with the zoo in the house. Edit: in-laws got very quiet when Josh and I offered to ship her back to them. They claim they've fell on hard times and cannot support her. My MIL has been asking Jos

    Poor OP, no heavily pregnant woman, or anyone for that matter, should have to deal with this insane BS. Especially when she has been nothing but kind and accommodating. She is literally letting Karen live in her house rent-free. FOR FREE.

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    Font - As a temporary solution, even though I feel she does not deserve it, my dad has graciously offered to have her over. He does not have pets currently. My SIL is refusing because it's embarrassing for her that my part of the family knows she is broke but Josh is working his magic on his twin. Fingers crossed she is out of the house by tomorrow and my MIL settles down. And yes, we will be paying for all that jazz but I am willing to give any amount of money to have her out. She has been scre
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    Font - Edit (last one I promise) I have no intention of keeping my rescue mama and puppies. That is 10 dogs they are getting adopted out people. I WON'T keep them. I am not hoarding them. In a few weeks we'll be back to having 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bunny, 1 turtle, 1 bird. Is it a lot? Yes. Are the vet bills crazy? Yes. Am I hoarding? No. All of them are rescues who have visual defects that are harder to adopt out with. One of the cats has a nasty scar on her chest, another has her ears completely c
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    Font - shazrose · 7 days ago Partassipant [4] NTA. She's a "guest". If she's not happy with the living environment, she should make other plans. 5.8k Reply Share •••

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Kalila is a city girl at heart but also appreciates a nature-heavy camping getaway. She is an avid anime watcher, cat lover, student of life, and writer. She is passionate about animals (duh!) and enjoys a good novel. Her dream is to live in a tiny house overlooking the grand canyon with her partner, two cats, and an endless supply of chai tea.